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  1. Gender Justice and Development: Local and Global

    Volume I

    Edited by Christine Koggel, Cynthia Bisman

    It is now generally accepted by development theorists and policy-makers that the popular policies of reducing or eliminating social welfare programs over the past several decades have increased inequalities and injustices throughout the world. The authors in this collection focus on the gendered...

    Published March 24th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Disability Research Today

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Tom Shakespeare

    Grouped around four central themes – illness and impairment, disabling processes, care and control, and communication and representations – this collection offers a fresh perspective on disability research, showing how theory and data can be brought together in new and exciting ways. Disability...

    Published March 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Abuse and Violence Towards Young Children

    Perspectives on Research and Policy

    Edited by Roy Evans

    Levels of violence, abuse and neglect in early childhood are reported internationally as having reached epidemic proportions. The prevalence of all forms of violence to children has been difficult to establish, particularly in low and middle income countries. However, even in countries with a high...

    Published March 11th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Medical Humanities and Medical Education

    How the medical humanities can shape better doctors

    By Alan Bleakley

    Series: Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

    The field of the medical humanities is developing rapidly, however, there has also been parallel concern from sceptics that the value of medical humanities educational interventions should be open to scrutiny and evidence. Just what is the impact of medical humanities provision upon the education...

    Published March 8th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Community-Based Research on LGBT Aging

    Edited by Brian De Vries, Catherine F. Croghan

    The study of LGBT aging is in its infancy. In the absence of federal data on this often hidden population, community groups and organizations from across the country have taken it upon themselves to understand and assess the needs of this first cohort to reach later life in a time of LGBT public...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet

    By Frances Garrett

    This book explores the cultural history of embryology in Tibet, in culture, religion, art and literature, and what this reveals about its medicine and religion. Filling a significant gap in the literature this is the first in-depth exploration of Tibetan medical history in the English language. It...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Economics and HIV

    The Sickness of Economics

    By Deborah Johnston

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Health Economics

    This book explains how, and why, economics has been applied to a terrible pandemic, using a range of examples mostly drawn from the region most affected, sub-Saharan Africa. Part I shows that microeconomic approaches have found fertile ground in a public health approach that ‘blames’ individual...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Security, Emancipation and the Politics of Health

    A New Theoretical Perspective

    By Joao Nunes

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book develops a new theoretical framework for the study of security issues and applies this to the case of health. Building on the work of the ‘Welsh School’ of Security Studies, and drawing on contributions from the wider critical security literature, the book provides an emancipatory...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. Health, Food and Social Inequality

    Critical Perspectives on the Supply and Marketing of Food

    By Carolyn Mahoney

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Health, Food and Social Inequality investigates how vast amounts of consumer data are used by the food industry to enable the social ranking of products, food outlets and consumers themselves, and how this influences food consumption patterns. This book supplies a fresh social scientific...

    Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Ageing, Community, and Neoliberal Governance

    By Buck Rosenberg

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    As the social and economic pressures of an ageing population mount - combined with the neo-liberal state’s retreat from its social welfare obligations - industrial societies are shifting the costs of ageing onto individuals themselves. Senior citizens are increasingly required to take personal...

    Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge