Health Studies

Global and Public Health

  1. Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health

    Edited by Richard Parker, Marni Sommer

    At the beginning of the twenty-first century, key public health issues and challenges have taken centre stage. They range from arsenic in drinking water to asthma among children and adults; from the re-emergence of cholera, to increasing cancer rates and other chronic diseases; from AIDS to malaria...

    Published December 17th 2010 by Routledge

  2. An Introduction to Global Health Ethics

    Edited by Andrew D. Pinto, Ross E. G. Upshur

    The field of global health is expanding rapidly. An increasing number of trainees are studying and working with marginalized populations, often within low and middle-income countries. Such endeavours are beset by ethical dilemmas: mitigating power differentials, addressing cultural differences in...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Global Health

    An Introduction to Current and Future Trends

    By Kevin McCracken, David R. Phillips

    The health of human populations around the world is constantly changing and the health profiles of most nations in the early twenty-first century global health landscape are unrecognizable compared with those of just a century ago. This book examines and explains these health changes and considers...

    Published June 6th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Progress or Collapse

    The Crises of Market Greed

    By Roberto De Vogli

    Human progress is heading toward collapse. There are converging ecological crises looming on the horizon: climate change, peak oil, water shortages, fish depletion and food scarcities. The world is on a collision course against the limits of the ecosystem. Modern societies are consuming,...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Health Care Reform and Globalisation

    The US, China and Europe in Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Peggy Watson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

    In the post-Cold War, post financial crisis era, health care is an issue of critical political, personal and economic concern. In the US, plans to address a troubled health care model were met by vocal opposition. In the UK and post-communist Europe, attempts to introduce aspects of that model have...

    Published August 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Health Care Systems in Europe and Asia

    Edited by Christian Aspalter, Yasuo Uchida, Robin Gauld

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social Welfare in Asia

    This book addresses the global need for more comparative studies on health policy and health care systems, given the rise in recent decades of societal aging, modern mass diseases, economic globalization, and resulting permanent fiscal austerity of governments which have fundamentally altered the...

    Published December 16th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Technologies of Sexuality, Identity and Sexual Health

    Edited by Lenore Manderson

    Series: Sexuality, Culture and Health

    Technologies of Sexuality, Identity and Sexual Health highlights the complex ways in which sexuality is expressed and enacted through local ideologies, global identities and material cultures, and their influence on people’s sexual health and well-being. Its impetus is the renewed interest in...

    Published May 15th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Understanding Global Sexualities

    New Frontiers

    Edited by Peter Aggleton, Paul Boyce, Henrietta L Moore, Richard Parker

    Series: Sexuality, Culture and Health

    Over the course of the past thirty years, there has been an explosion of work on sexuality, both conceptually and methodologically. From a relatively limited, specialist field, the study of sexuality has expanded across a wide range of social sciences. Yet as the field has grown, it has become...

    Published June 25th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Handbook of Sexuality, Health and Rights

    Edited by Peter Aggleton, Richard Parker

    The last two decades have witnessed an explosion of research on sexuality as the social sciences have worked to find new ways of understanding a rapidly changing world. Growing concern for issues such as population, women's and men's reproductive health, and the HIV and AIDS pandemic, has since...

    Published January 12th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Exploring Health Communication

    Language in Action

    By Kevin Harvey, Nelya Koteyko

    Series: Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics

    Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the series are...

    Published August 21st 2012 by Routledge

  11. Health and Risk Communication

    An Applied Linguistic Perspective

    By Rodney Jones

    Health and Risk Communication provides a critical and comprehensive overview of the core issues surrounding health and risk communication from the perspective of applied linguistics. It outlines the ways applied linguistics differs from other methods of understanding health and risk communication,...

    Published May 16th 2013 by Routledge

  12. Health Impact Assessment

    Principles and Practice

    By Martin Birley

    Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is primarily concerned with the future consequences of plans, proposals and policies on the health of communities. It is a rapidly growing complement to Environmental Impact Assessment, increasingly mandated by national and international requirements. Guidelines have...

    Published July 6th 2011 by Routledge

  13. Body Composition in Sport, Exercise and Health

    Edited by Arthur D Stewart, Laura Sutton

    The analysis of body composition (fat, bone and muscle) is an important process throughout the biomedical sciences. This is the first book to offer a clear and detailed introduction to the key methods and techniques in body composition analysis and to explain the importance of body composition data...

    Published June 7th 2012 by Routledge

  14. Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise and Health

    By Jie Kang

    A key determinant of successful athletic performance is the high-level energy transformation which begins with combustion of the food that we eat. By developing a sound understanding of good nutrition we can improve athletic performance, help maintain good health and prevent disease. This clear and...

    Published February 21st 2012 by Routledge

  15. Food and Development

    By E.M. Young

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    The relationship between food and development has always been controversial. Over the last thirty years, development in the north and south has failed to deliver people a decent diet. While some people have too little food and die as a consequence, some people have too much food and die from...

    Published March 15th 2012 by Routledge

  16. Environment and Food

    By Colin Sage

    Series: Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environment and Society Texts

    This timely book provides a thorough introduction to the inter-relationship of food and the environment. Its primary purpose is to bring to our attention the multiplicity of linkages and interconnections between what we eat and how this impacts on the earth’s resources. Having a better idea of the...

    Published July 6th 2011 by Routledge

  17. The Real Cost of Cheap Food

    By Michael Carolan

    This challenging but accessible book critically examines the dominant food regime on its own terms, by seriously asking whether we can afford cheap food and exploring what exactly cheap food affords us. Detailing the numerous ways that food has become reduced to a state, such as a price per ounce,...

    Published August 4th 2011 by Routledge

  18. Ecologies and Politics of Health

    Edited by Brian King, Kelley A. Crews

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

    Human health exists at the interface of environment and society. Decades of work by researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers has shown that health is shaped by a myriad of factors, including the biophysical environment, climate, political economy, gender, social networks, culture, and...

    Published October 31st 2012 by Routledge

  19. Medical Tourism

    The Ethics, Regulation, and Marketing of Health Mobility

    Edited by C. Michael Hall

    Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

    Medical and health tourism is a significant area of growth in the export of medical, health and tourism services. Although spas and improved well-being have long been part of the tourist experience, health tourism now includes travel for medical purposes ranging from cosmetic and dental surgery...

    Published July 13th 2012 by Routledge

  20. An Introduction to the Geography of Health

    By Peter Anthamatten, Helen Hazen

    Health issues such as the emergence of infectious diseases, the potential influence of global warming on human health, and the escalating strain of increasing longevity and chronic conditions on healthcare systems are of growing importance in an increasingly peopled and interconnected world. A...

    Published June 20th 2011 by Routledge

  21. Science, Public Health and the State in Modern Asia

    Edited by Liping Bu, Darwin H. Stapleton, Ka-Che Yip

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book examines the encounter between western and Asian models of public health and medicine in a range of East and Southeast Asian countries over the course of the twentieth century until now. It discusses the transfer of scientific knowledge of medicine and public health approaches from Europe...

    Published October 26th 2011 by Routledge

  22. HIV/AIDS in China - The Economic and Social Determinants

    By Dylan Sutherland, Jennifer Y.J. Hsu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    South and East Asia may well become the epicentres of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. More than three-quarters of a million people are now estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS in China. In 2009, AIDS had already become the leading cause of death by infectious disease. Yet, even despite China’s recent...

    Published November 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  23. Governing Health in Contemporary China

    By Yanzhong Huang

    Series: China Policy Series

    The lack of significant improvement in people’s health status and other mounting health challenges in China raise a puzzling question about the country’s internal transition: why did the reform-induced dynamics produce an economic miracle, but fail to reproduce the success Mao had achieved in the...

    Published November 11th 2012 by Routledge

  24. Singapore's Ageing Population

    Managing Healthcare and End-of-Life Decisions

    Edited by Wing-Cheong Chan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    A rapidly ageing population is the most significant demographic issue confronting Singapore in our lifetime. This has created new and increasing demands on Singapore's healthcare system and on the families of the older adults. The challenge is in providing a system of care that is humane, effective...

    Published May 25th 2011 by Routledge

  25. Population Policy and Reproduction in Singapore

    Making Future Citizens

    By Shirley Hsiao-Li Sun

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    This book examines the relationship between population policies and individual reproductive decisions in low-fertility contexts. Using the case study of Singapore, it demonstrates that the effectiveness of population policy is a function of competing notions of citizenship, and the gap between...

    Published December 14th 2011 by Routledge

  26. Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific

    Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases

    Edited by Milton J. Lewis, Kerrie L. MacPherson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    Chronic diseases—cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes—are not only the principal cause of world-wide mortality but also are now responsible for a striking increase in the percentage of sickness in developing countries still grappling with the acute problems of...

    Published September 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  27. Reforming Public Health in Occupied Japan, 1945-52

    Alien Prescriptions?

    By Christopher Aldous, Akihito Suzuki

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Whilst most facets of the Occupation of Japan have attracted much scholarly debate in recent decades, this is not the case with reforms relating to public health. The few studies of this subject largely follow the celebratory account of US-inspired advances, strongly associated with Crawford Sams,...

    Published December 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  28. Public Health in the British Empire

    Intermediaries, Subordinates, and the Practice of Public Health, 1850-1960

    Edited by Ryan Johnson, Amna Khalid

    Series: Routledge Studies in Modern British History

    Over the last several decades, historians of public health in Britain’s colonies have been primarily concerned with the process of policy making in the upper echelons of the medical and sanitary administrations. Yet it was the lower level staff that formed the backbone of public health systems in...

    Published November 17th 2011 by Routledge

  29. Public Health and the US Military

    A History of the Army Medical Department, 1818-1917

    By Bobby A. Wintermute

    Series: Routledge Advances in American History

    Public Health and the US Military is a cultural history of the US Army Medical Department focusing on its accomplishments and organization coincident with the creation of modern public health in the Progressive Era. A period of tremendous social change, this time bore witness to the creation of an...

    Published October 11th 2010 by Routledge

  30. Influenza and Public Health

    Learning from Past Pandemics

    Edited by Tamara Giles-Vernick, Susan Craddock, Jennifer Gunn

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Major influenza pandemics pose a constant threat. As evidenced by recent H5N1 avian flu and novel H1N1, influenza outbreaks can come in close succession, yet differ in their transmission and impact. With accelerated levels of commercial and population mobility, new forms of flu virus can also...

    Published August 24th 2010 by Routledge

  31. Vaccine Anxieties

    Global Science, Child Health and Society

    By Melissa Leach, James Fairhead

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    This book explores how parents understand and engage with childhood vaccination in contrasting global contexts. This rapidly advancing and universal technology has sparked dramatic controversy, whether over MMR in the UK or oral polio vaccines in Nigeria. Combining a fresh anthropological...

    Published September 12th 2007 by Routledge

  32. Transforming Health Markets in Asia and Africa

    Improving Quality and Access for the Poor

    Edited by Gerald Bloom, Barun Kanjilal, Henry Lucas, David H. Peters

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    There has been a dramatic spread of health markets in much of Asia and Africa over the past couple of decades. This has substantially increased the availability of health-related goods and services in all but the most remote localities, but it has created problems with safety, efficiency and cost....

    Published August 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  33. Trade, Health and the Environment

    The European Union Put to the Test

    By Marjolein van Asselt, Michelle Everson, Ellen Vos

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    The trade conflicts that the EU has faced within the EU or WTO context demonstrate that the question of how to balance trade and other societal values in situations of uncertainty has not been solved by the regulatory model evolved by the EU in the aftermath of the BSE crisis – one which privileges...

    Published November 1st 2013 by Routledge

  34. Avian Influenza

    Science, Policy and Politics

    Edited by Ian Scoones

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    Over the past decade, substantial resources have been spent on tackling avian influenza and building a global capacity for a pandemic response. The catastrophic costs of the 1918 influenza pandemic are well documented, and the swine flu pandemic of 2009-10 has raised the alarm yet again. Across the...

    Published April 16th 2010 by Routledge

  35. Epidemics

    Science, Governance and Social Justice

    Edited by Melissa Leach, Sarah Dry

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    Recent disease events such as SARS, H1N1 and avian influenza, and haemorrhagic fevers have focussed policy and public concern as never before on epidemics and so-called 'emerging infectious diseases'. Understanding and responding to these often unpredictable events have become major challenges for...

    Published June 30th 2010 by Routledge