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  1. The Gene, the Clinic, and the Family

    Diagnosing Dysmorphology, Reviving Medical Dominance

    By Joanna Latimer

    Series: Genetics and Society

    While some theorists argue that medicine is caught in a relentless process of ‘geneticization’ and others offer a thesis of biomedicalization, there is still little research that explores how these effects are accomplished in practice. Joanna Latimer, whose groundbreaking ethnography on acute...

    Published June 27th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Practising Social Inclusion

    Edited by Ann Taket, Beth R. Crisp, Melissa Graham, Lisa Hanna, Sophie Goldingay, Linda Wilson

    Practising Social Inclusion presents what we know about what works, and why, in promoting social inclusion and practising in a socially inclusive way. Contributing to the growing debates on social inclusion, this book moves beyond discussion of who it is that is socially excluded and the processes...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of Bioethics

    By Alan Petersen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Recent rapid advances in the biosciences have led to considerable debate about the social, ethical, and legal implications of research and its applications. The mapping of the human genome, advances in cloning techniques, the harvesting of embryonic stem cells for research, increasing use of...

    Published June 5th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Assa Doron, Alex Broom

    Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

    Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia brings together top international scholars from a range of social science disciplines to critically explore the interplay of local cultural and religious practices in the delivery and experiences of health in South Asia. This groundbreaking text provides...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives

    By Venla Oikkonen

    Series: Transformations

    Since the early 1990s, evolutionary psychology has produced widely popular visions of modern men and women as driven by their prehistoric genes. In Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives, Venla Oikkonen explores the rhetorical appeal of evolutionary psychology by viewing it...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Bioethics: The Basics

    By Alastair V. Campbell

    Series: The Basics

    Bioethics: The Basics is an introduction to the foundational principles, theories and issues in the study of medical and biological ethics. Readers are introduced to bioethics from the ground up before being invited to consider some of the most controversial but important questions facing us today....

    Published May 24th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Dealing with Disaster in Japan

    Responses to the Flight JL123 Crash

    By Christopher Hood

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Just as the sinking of the Titanic is embedded in the public consciousness in the English-speaking world, so the crash of JAL flight JL123 is part of the Japanese collective memory. The 1985 crash involved the largest loss of life for any single air crash in the world. 520 people, many of whom had...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Barcoding Nature

    Shifting Cultures of Taxonomy in an Age of Biodiversity Loss

    By Claire Waterton, Rebecca Ellis, Brian Wynne

    Series: Genetics and Society

    DNA Barcoding has been promoted since 2003 as a new, fast, digital genomics-based means of identifying natural species based on the idea that a small standard fragment of any organism’s genome (a so-called ‘micro-genome’) can faithfully identify and help to classify every species on the planet. The...

    Published April 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Body and Everyday Life

    By Helen Thomas

    Series: The New Sociology

    In recent years, there has been an explosion of interest in the contemporary social study of the body which has raised important theoretical and methodological questions regarding traditional social and cultural analysis. It has also generated corporeal theories that highlight the fluid, shifting,...

    Published April 18th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Politics of Maternity

    By Rosemary Mander, Jo Murphy-Lawless

    The evidence surrounding the skills and approaches to support good birth has grown exponentially over the last two decades, but so too have the obstacles facing women and midwives who strive to achieve good birth. This new book critically explores the complex issues surrounding contemporary...

    Published April 5th 2013 by Routledge