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Forthcoming Health & Society Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education

    Fear, Risk and Moral Panic

    Edited by Heather Piper

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    In our increasingly risk-averse society, touch and touching behaviours between professionals and children have become a fraught issue. In sports coaching and physical education, touching young sports performers and participants has, in some contexts, come to be redefined as dubious and dangerous....

    To Be Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Death: A Philosophical Inquiry

    By Paul Fairfield

    From Nietzsche's pronouncement that 'God is dead' to Camus' argument that suicide is the fundamental question of philosophy, the concept of death plays an important role in existential phenomenology, reaching from Kierkegaard to Heidegger and Marcel. This book explores the phenomenology of death...

    To Be Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Invisible Work of Nurses

    Hospitals, Organisation and Healthcare

    By Davina Allen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

    Nursing is typically understood, and understands itself, as a care-giving occupation. It is through its relationships with patients – whether these are absent, present, good, bad or indifferent – that modern day nursing is defined. Yet nursing work extends far beyond direct patient care activities....

    To Be Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Domestic Violence in Diverse Contexts

    A Re-examination of Gender

    By Sarah Wendt, Lana Zannettino

    Series: Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

    Overwhelmingly, it is women who are the victims of domestic violence and this book puts women’s experiences of domestic violence at its centre, whilst acknowledging their many diverse and complex identities. Concentrating on the various forms of domestic abuse and its occurrence and manifestations...

    To Be Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Impact of New Health Imperatives on Educational Policy and Schooling

    Edited by Jan Wright, Valerie Harwood

    Currently a great deal of public discourse around health is on the assumed relationship between childhood inactivity, young people’s diets, and a putative steep rise in obesity. Children and young people are increasingly being identified as a population at ‘risk’ in relation to these health...

    To Be Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. HIV/AIDS Policies and Their Impact on Women

    Edited by Josephine Allen, Andrea Parrot

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    HIV/AIDS policies have significantly disproportionate, serious, and sometimes fatal consequences for women globally. Drawing on case studies from the United States, China, Poland, Uganda, Namibia, South Africa, India, New Zealand, and Jamaica, this edited volume examines policies that contribute to...

    To Be Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  7. HIV/AIDS and the Social Consequences of Untamed Biomedicine

    Anthropological Complicities

    By Graham Fordham

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    Drawing on the case of HIV/AIDS in Thailand, this book examines how anthropological and other interpretative social science research has been utilized in modeling the AIDS epidemic, and in the design and implementation of interventions. It argues that much social science research has been complicit...

    To Be Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Health and Elite Sport

    Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?

    Edited by Joe Baker, Parissa Safai, Jessica Fraser-Thomas

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Health and Elite Sport is the first book to critically examine the relationship between participation in high performance sport and health outcomes. Drawing on theory and empirical data from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, developmental psychology, epidemiology, and physical...

    To Be Published October 21st 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Development of Disability Rights Under International Law

    From Charity to Human Rights

    By Arlene S. Kanter

    The adoption of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CPRD) by the United Nations in 2006 is the first comprehensive and binding treaty on the rights of people with disabilities. It establishes the right of people with disabilities to equality, dignity, autonomy, full...

    To Be Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Systems Theory and the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Observing Healthcare

    Edited by Morten Knudsen, Werner Vogd

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Modern societies and organizations are characterized by multiple kinds of observations, systems, or rationalities, rather than singular identities and clear hierarchies. This holds true for healthcare where we find a range of different perspectives – from medicine to education, from science to law,...

    To Be Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge