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  1. Sociology and Health

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Morrall, Peter Morrall

    This lively, introductory text provides students and health practitioners with the foundations of a sociological understanding of health issues. Written for anyone who is interested in health and disease in contemporary global society, this book engages the reader to act upon their occupational and...

    Published February 16th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Mental Health

    Edited by Teresa Scheid

    Series: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    Mental health and illness is one of the most fascinating and contested interdisciplinary areas of research, theory, and study. Scholars from fields such as psychology, sociology, social work, and law have, in particular, contributed to a rich literature which revolves around a number of key...

    Published September 4th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Reconstructing Motherhood and Disability in the Age of Perfect Babies

    By Gail Landsman

    Examining mothers of newly diagnosed disabled children within the context of new reproductive technologies and the discourse of choice, this book uses anthropology and disability studies to revise the concept of "normal" and to establish a social environment in which the expression of full lives...

    Published August 19th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Bereavement Narratives

    Continuing bonds in the twenty-first century

    By Christine Valentine

    Bereavement is often treated as a psychological condition of the individual with both healthy and pathological forms. However, this empirically-grounded study argues that this is not always the best or only way to help the bereaved. In a radical departure, it emphasises normality and social and...

    Published July 7th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Education, Disordered Eating and Obesity Discourse

    Fat Fabrications

    By John Evans, Emma Rich, Brian Davies, Rachel Allwood

    Eating less, exercising more and losing weight seem the obvious solution for the oncoming 'obesity epidemic'. Rarely, however, is thought given to how these messages are interpreted and whether they are in fact inherently healthy. Education, Disordered Eating and Obesity Discourse investigates how...

    Published June 5th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Contesting Psychiatry

    Social Movements in Mental Health

    By Nick Crossley

    Series: Critical Studies in Health and Society

    Resistance and social movements in mental health have been important in shaping current practice in both mental health and psychiatry. Contesting Psychiatry, focusing largely on the UK, examines the history of resistance to psychiatry between 1950 and 2000. Building on the author’s extensive...

    Published December 14th 2005 by Routledge

  7. Madness and Civilization

    2nd Edition

    By Michel Foucault

    Series: Routledge Classics

    In this classic account of madness, Michel Foucault shows once and for all why he is one of the most distinguished European philosophers since the end of World War II. Madness and Civilization, Foucault's first book and his finest accomplishment, will change the way in which you think about society...

    Published May 16th 2001 by Routledge

  8. Sociology and Nursing

    An Introduction

    By Peter Morrall

    This introductory text provides nurses with the foundations of a sociological understanding of health issues which they should find of great help in thinking about their work and the role of their profession. It explains the key sociological theories and debates with humour and imagination in a way...

    Published December 13th 2000 by Routledge

  9. Sociology and Nursing

    An Introduction

    By Peter Morrall

    This introductory text provides nurses with the foundations of a sociological understanding of health issues which they should find of great help in thinking about their work and the role of their profession. It explains the key sociological theories and debates with humour and imagination in a way...

    Published December 6th 2000 by Routledge