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Major Works: Medical Sociology

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 24 new and published major works in the subject of Medical Sociology — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Suicide

    Edited by Keith Hawton, Rory C. O'Connor

    Series: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    Suicide is increasingly recognized as a major global issue of public health, with far-reaching social, economic, and emotional consequences. The World Health Organization estimates that around 800,000 people die each year by suicide, with suicide attempts perhaps up to twenty times more frequent...

    Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Gender and Health

    Edited by Kate Hunt, Ellen Annandale

    Series: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    Publisher’s note: The publishers would like to confirm that for Volume 1: ‘Theoretical and Methodological Developments’ and Volume 3: ‘Gender and Healthcare’ Ellen Annandale was the lead editor and lead author of the introductions. Kate Hunt was the lead editor for Volume 2: ‘Understanding the...

    Published October 16th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Medical Advice for Women, 1830–1915

    Edited by Ruth Robbins

    Series: History of Feminism

    Medical Advice for Women is a new five-volume collection from Routledge and Edition Synapse covering professional, scientific, and medical opinion, in addition to the popular guides aimed at the female reader, between the years 1830–1915. Medical literature from this period provides a fascinating...

    Published December 10th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Mental Health

    Edited by Teresa Scheid

    Series: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    Mental health and illness is one of the most fascinating and contested interdisciplinary areas of research, theory, and study. Scholars from fields such as psychology, sociology, social work, and law have, in particular, contributed to a rich literature which revolves around a number of key...

    Published September 4th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Addiction

    Edited by Moira Plant, Martin Plant

    Series: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    Millions of us make use of psychoactive—or mind-altering—drugs. Such drugs, both legal and otherwise, can cause pleasure or pain (or both). So, too, can sex, gambling, shopping, dieting, exercise, and Internet use. ‘Addiction’ or ‘dependence’ on substances like alcohol, tobacco, illicit and...

    Published November 28th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Food

    Edited by David Inglis, Debra Gimlin, Chris Thorpe

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

    In the last five years or so, there has been a huge explosion of scholarly work on the history of food and, likewise, pressing problems such as food scares and genetic modification, as well as anorexia and obesity, have become increasingly present in the public consciousness. Drawing on a wide...

    Published August 8th 2007 by Routledge

  7. E. Health and Society

    First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published March 30th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Food, Morals and Meaning

    The Pleasure and Anxiety of Eating, 2nd Edition

    By John Coveney

    Following on from the success of the first edition, John Coveney traces our complex relationship with food and eating and our preoccupation with diet, self-discipline and food guilt. Using our current fascination with health and nutrition, he explores why our appetite for food pleasures...

    Published May 10th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Medical Sociology

    Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    Edited by Graham Scambler

    Series: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

    Medical sociology was first recognizable as a distinct area of study in the 1950s and is now probably the largest specialized area of sociology. This collection comprises a comprehensive statement of the history, current concerns and relevance of medical sociology to an understanding of health and...

    Published November 24th 2004 by Routledge

  10. The Body

    Critical Concepts in Sociology

    Edited by Andrew Blaikie, Mike Hepworth, Mary Holmes, Alexandra Howson, David Inglis, Sheree Sartain

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    This collection offers a uniquely comprehensive guide to the sociology of the body. With a strong historical scope and conceptual framework, it provides an indispensable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and a robust source for scholars working in the area. The central focus is...

    Published August 27th 2003 by Routledge