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  1. Genetic Testing

    Accounts of Autonomy, Responsibility and Blame

    By Michael Arribas-Ayllon, Srikant Sarangi, Angus Clarke

    Series: Genetics and Society

    Advances in molecular genetics have led to the increasing availability of genetic testing for a variety of inherited disorders. While this new knowledge presents many obvious health benefits to prospective individuals and their families it also raises complex ethical and moral dilemmas for families...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Understanding Deviance

    Connecting Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

    By Tammy L. Anderson

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    In this collection of 48 reprinted and completely original articles, Tammy Anderson gives her fellow instructors of undergraduate deviance a refreshing way to energize and revitalize their courses. [36 are reprints; 12 are original to this text/anthology] First, in 12 separate sections, she...

    Published January 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Why We Take Drugs

    Seeking Excess and Communion in the Modern World

    By Tom Yardley

    In older cultures, the use of intoxicant drugs was integrated into the rhythms of social existence and bounded by rituals and taboos that ensured their dangerous forces were contained and channelled. In modern western societies, by contrast, the state and the institutions of society have washed...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Regenerating Bodies

    Tissue and Cell Therapies in the Twenty-First Century

    By Julie Kent

    Series: Genetics and Society

    This exciting book examines how human tissues and cells are being exchanged, commodified and commercialized by new health technologies. Through a discussion of emergent global ‘tissue economies’ the author explores the social dynamics of innovation in the fields of tissue engineering and stem cell...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Health Care Reform and Globalisation

    The US, China and Europe in Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Peggy Watson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

    In the post-Cold War, post financial crisis era, health care is an issue of critical political, personal and economic concern. In the US, plans to address a troubled health care model were met by vocal opposition. In the UK and post-communist Europe, attempts to introduce aspects of that model have...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies

    Edited by Ken Albala

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Over the past decade there has been a remarkable flowering of interest in food and nutrition, both within the popular media and in academia. Scholars are increasingly using foodways, food systems and eating habits as a new unit of analysis within their own disciplines, and students are rushing into...

    Published December 19th 2013 by Routledge

  7. A History of Alcohol and Drugs in Modern South Asia

    Intoxicating Affairs

    Edited by Harald Fischer-Tiné, Jana Tschurenev

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    At the beginning of the 21st century, alcoholism, transnational drug trafficking and drug addiction constitute major problems in various South Asian countries. The production, circulation and consumption of intoxicating substances created (and responded to) social upheavals in the region and had...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies

    Edited by Anthony Elliott

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies offers an exceptionally clear overview of the analysis of identity in the social sciences, and in so doing seeks to develop a new agenda for identity-studies in the twenty-first century. The key theories of identity, ranging from classical accounts to...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Governance of HIV/AIDS

    Making Participation and Accountability Count

    Edited by Sophie Harman, Franklyn Lisk

    Series: Routledge/Warwick Studies in Globalisation

    Nearly thirty years since HIV/AIDS was first identified, confusion over effective mechanisms of controlling and eradicating the illness remain prevalent. This book highlights the need for comprehensive approaches to governance, as responses to HIV/AIDS become increasingly focused upon the health...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. International Perspectives on Women and HIV

    Edited by Samuel A MacMaster, Brian E Bride, CINDY DAVIS

    Throughout the world, the threat of HIV/AIDS to women’s health has become the focus of increased concern. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (2004) reports that almost 20 million women and girls are living with HIV globally, accounting for nearly half of all people living with HIV...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge