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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. Healing Holidays

    Itinerant Patients, Therapeutic Locales and the Quest for Health

    Edited by Harish Naraindas, Cristiana Bastos

    This volume on medical tourism includes contributions by anthropologists and historians on a variety of health-seeking modes of travel and leisure. It brings together analyses of recent trends of "medical tourism", such as underinsured middle-class Americans traveling to India for surgery, pious...

    To Be Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Suicide in Sri Lanka

    The Anthropology of an Epidemic

    By Tom Widger

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Why people kill themselves remains an enduring and unanswered question. With a focus on Sri Lanka, a country that for several decades has reported ‘epidemic’ levels of suicidal behaviour, this book develops a unique perspective, linking the causes and meanings of suicidal practices to social...

    To Be Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Qualitative Research Methodologies for Occupational Science and Therapy

    Edited by Shoba Nayar, Mandy Stanley

    The push for evidence-based practice has increased the demand for high-quality occupational science and occupational therapy research from conceptualisation of the study through to publication. This invaluable collection explores how to produce rigorous qualitative research by presenting and...

    To Be Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Complaints, Controversies and Grievances in Medicine

    Historical and Social Science Perspectives

    Edited by Jonathan Reinarz, Rebecca Wynter

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Recent studies into the experiences and failures of health care services, along with the rapid development of patient advocacy, consumerism and pressure groups have led historians and social scientists to engage with the issue of the medical complaint. As expressions of dissatisfaction, disquiet...

    To Be Published November 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies

    Edited by Steven Vertovec

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    In recent years the concept of ‘diversity’ has gained a leading place in academic thought, business practice and public policy worldwide. Although variously used, ‘diversity’ tends to refer to patterns of social difference in terms of certain key categories. Today the foremost categories shaping...

    To Be Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Culture, Health and Sexuality

    An Introduction

    Edited by Peter Aggleton, Richard Parker, Felicity Thomas

    Series: Sexuality, Culture and Health

    The last twenty years have seen a steady growth in multi-disciplinary work in the fields of sexuality, culture and health. What was once a set of relatively esoteric concerns has been steadily mainstreamed and a broader interest has developed in the ‘social’ and the ‘cultural’ relating to specific...

    To Be Published November 29th 2014 by Routledge