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Forthcoming Books

  1. Giving Blood

    The Institutional Making of Altruism

    Edited by Johanne Charbonneau, André Smith

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Giving Blood represents a new agenda for blood donation research. It explores the diverse historical and contemporary undercurrents that influence how blood donation takes place, and the social meanings that people attribute to the act of giving blood. Drawing from empirical studies conducted in...

    To Be Published July 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Assembling Health Rights in Global Context

    Genealogies and Anthropologies

    Edited by Alex Mold, David Reubi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Public Health

    What do we mean when we talk about rights in relation to health? Where does the language of health rights come from, and what are the implications of using such a discourse? During the last 20 years there have been an increasing number of initiatives and efforts – for instance in relation to HIV/...

    To Be Published September 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Prospects for the National Health

    Edited by Paul Atkinson, Robert Dingwall, Anne Murcott

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The British National Health Service celebrated its thirtieth birthday in 1978. A Royal Commission was set up to consider the role of the National Health Service, and it is the debates that surrounded this Royal Commission that form the basis for the twelve topics covered by this book. The economic...

    To Be Published September 29th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Medicine, Risk, Discourse and Power

    By John Martyn Chamberlain

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book critically explores from a comparative international perspective the role medicine plays in constructing and managing natural and social risks, including those belonging to modern medical technology and expertise. Drawing together chapters written by professional practitioners and social...

    To Be Published November 30th 2015 by Routledge

  5. "Big Food"

    Critical perspectives on the global growth of the food and beverage industry

    Edited by Simon N. Williams, Marion Nestle

    Obesity is a global public health problem of crucial importance. Obesity rates remain high in high-income countries and are rapidly increasing in low- and middle- income countries. Concurrently, the global consumption of unhealthy products, such as soft drinks and processed foods, continues to rise...

    To Be Published February 26th 2016 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Handbook of Food and Nutrition Security

    Edited by Bill Pritchard, Rodomiro Ortiz, Meera Shekar

    The concept of food and nutrition security has evolved and risen to the top of the international policy agenda over the last decade. Yet it is a complex and multi-faceted issue, requiring a broad and inter-disciplinary perspective for full understanding. This Handbook represents the most...

    To Be Published February 28th 2016 by Routledge

  7. The Anthropology of Obesity in the United States

    By Anna Bellisari

    To Be Published March 1st 2016 by Routledge

  8. Doping and Public Health

    Edited by Göran Svedsäter, Arne Ljungqvist, Nader Ahmadi

    To Be Published March 15th 2016 by Routledge

  9. Food Literacy

    Edited by Helen Vidgen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

    The relationship between food and health is a key challenge facing contemporary society, as demonstrated through the co-existence of poor diets, obesity and malnutrition. Yet public knowledge of food – its origins, health benefits and harm, social, economic and cultural dimensions – is...

    To Be Published March 31st 2016 by Routledge

  10. Controlling Pharmaceutical Risks

    Science, Cancer, and the Geneticization of Drug Testing

    By John Abraham, Rachel Ballinger

    Series: Genetics and Society

    Controlling Pharmaceutical Risks is a case study of changes in drug testing since the late 1990s, specifically geneticization of carcinogenic risk assessment and regulation of pharmaceuticals. Radically new ways of determining whether medical drugs might cause cancer have been established...

    To Be Published April 30th 2016 by Routledge