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Routledge Studies in Public Health


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The Routledge Studies in Public Health series is a forum for the discussion of the latest and most important ideas and issues in public health. The series presents the work of both well-established and emerging scholars across the globe, offering a truly international perspective, and is important reading for all serious students, researchers and practitioners within public health.

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Risk Communication and Infectious Diseases in an Age of Digital Media

Risk Communication and Infectious Diseases in an Age of Digital Media

1st Edition

Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Yaffa Shir-Raz
May 23, 2019

In a digital world where the public’s voice is growing increasingly strong, how can health experts best exert influence to contain the global spread of infectious diseases? Digital media sites provide an important source of health information, however are also powerful platforms for the public to...

Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World: Alcohol, Social Media and Cultures of Intoxication

Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World: Alcohol, Social Media and Cultures of Intoxication

1st Edition

Antonia Lyons, Tim McCreanor, Ian Goodwin, Helen Moewaka Barnes
May 07, 2019

Social media has helped boost the culture of intoxication, a central aspect of young people’s social lives in many Western countries. Initial research suggests that these technologies enable highly-nuanced, targeted marketing and innovations – creating new virtual spaces that alter the dynamics and...

Managing the Global Health Response to Epidemics: Social science perspectives

Managing the Global Health Response to Epidemics: Social science perspectives

1st Edition

Mathilde Bourrier, Nathalie Brender, Claudine Burton-Jeangros
February 21, 2019

Recent epidemics have prompted large-scale international interventions, aimed at mitigating the spread of disease in a globalized world. During a crisis, however, global health actions – including planning and organizing, communicating about risk, and cost–benefit evaluations – aren’t usually part...

Anthropology of Tobacco [Open Access]: Ethnographic Adventures in Non-Human Worlds

Anthropology of Tobacco [Open Access]: Ethnographic Adventures in Non-Human Worlds

1st Edition

Andrew Russell
February 12, 2019

Tobacco has become one of the most widely used and traded commoditites on the planet. Reflecting contemporary anthropological interest in material culture studies, Anthropology of Tobacco makes the plant the centre of its own contentious, global story in which, instead of a passive commodity,...

Women's Health and Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Women's Health and Complementary and Integrative Medicine

1st Edition

Jon Adams, Amie Steel, Alex Broom, Jane Frawley
July 26, 2018

Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) has become big business internationally, in particular with regards to a range of women’s health issues. With this context in mind, Women's Health and Complementary and Integrative Medicine constitutes a valuable and timely resource for those looking to...

Global Health and Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives

Global Health and Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives

1st Edition

Colleen O'Manique, Pieter Fourie
March 14, 2018

The past decade has witnessed a significant increase in the construction of health as a security issue by national governments and multilateral organizations. This book provides the first critical, feminist analysis of the flesh-and-blood impacts of the securitization of health on different bodies,...

Conceptualising Public Health: Historical and Contemporary Struggles over Key Concepts

Conceptualising Public Health: Historical and Contemporary Struggles over Key Concepts

1st Edition

Johannes Kananen, Sophy Bergenheim, Merle Wessel
February 26, 2018

In Germanic and Nordic languages, the term for ‘public health’ literally translates to ‘people’s health’, for example Volksgesundheit in German, folkhälsa in Swedish and kansanterveys in Finnish. Covering a period stretching from the late nineteenth century to the present day, this book...

Health and Health Promotion in Prisons

Health and Health Promotion in Prisons

1st Edition

Michael Ross
August 30, 2017

The impact of the United Nations "Healthy Prisons" initiative has highlighted the importance of health and health promotion in incarcerated populations. This invaluable book discusses the many health and medical issues that arise or are introduced into prisons from the perspective of both inmates...

Global Health Disputes and Disparities: A Critical Appraisal of International Law and Population Health

Global Health Disputes and Disparities: A Critical Appraisal of International Law and Population Health

1st Edition

Dru Bhattacharya
June 16, 2017

Global Health Disputes and Disparities explores inequalities in health around the world, looking particularly at the opportunity for, and limitations of, international law to promote population health by examining its intersection with human rights, trade, and epidemiology, and the controversial...

Gender-based Violence and Public Health: International perspectives on budgets and policies

Gender-based Violence and Public Health: International perspectives on budgets and policies

1st Edition

Keerty Nakray
June 16, 2017

Gender-based violence is a multi-faceted public health problem with numerous consequences for an individual’s physical and mental health and wellbeing. This collection develops a comprehensive public health approach for working with gender-based violence, paying specific attention to...

Organisational Capacity Building in Health Systems

Organisational Capacity Building in Health Systems

1st Edition

Niyi Awofeso
May 24, 2017

Capacity building – which focuses on understanding the obstacles that prevent organisations from realising their goals, while promoting those features that help them to achieve measurable and sustainable results – is vital to improve the delivery of health care in both developed and developing...

Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries

Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries

1st Edition

Clare Herrick, David Reubi
March 06, 2017

To date, geography has not yet carved out a disciplinary niche within the diffuse domain that constitutes global health. However, the compulsion to do and understand global health emerges largely from contexts that geography has long engaged with: urbanisation, globalisation, political economy,...

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