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Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness


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Insane Society: A Sociology of Mental Health

Insane Society: A Sociology of Mental Health

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Peter Morrall
April 03, 2020

This book critiques the connection between Western society and madness, scrutinizing if and how societal insanity affects the cause, construction, and consequence of madness. Looking beyond the affected individual to their social, political, economic, ecological, and cultural context, this book...

Risk and Substance Use: Framing Dangerous People and Dangerous Places

Risk and Substance Use: Framing Dangerous People and Dangerous Places

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Susanne MacGregor, Betsy Thom
March 09, 2020

This interdisciplinary collection examines the role that alcohol, tobacco and other drugs have played in framing certain groups and spaces as ‘dangerous’ and in influencing the nature of formal responses to the perceived threat. Taking an historical and cross-national perspective, it explores how...

Childlessness in the Age of Communication: Deconstructing Silence

Childlessness in the Age of Communication: Deconstructing Silence

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Cristina Archetti
January 16, 2020

Cristina Archetti started researching childlessness after being diagnosed with "unexplained infertility". She soon discovered that, although involuntary childlessness affects an increasing number of women and men across the world, this topic is shrouded taboo and shame. This book is both a readable...

Giving Blood: The Institutional Making of Altruism

Giving Blood: The Institutional Making of Altruism

1st Edition

Johanne Charbonneau, André Smith
September 08, 2019

Giving Blood represents a new agenda for blood donation research. It explores the diverse historical and contemporary undercurrents that influence how blood donation takes place, and the social meanings that people attribute to the act of giving blood. Drawing from empirical studies conducted in...

Socio-economics of Personalized Medicine in Asia

Socio-economics of Personalized Medicine in Asia

1st Edition

Shirley Sun
July 23, 2019

The second decade of the twenty-first century has witnessed a surging interest in personalized medicine with the concomitant promise to enable more precise diagnosis and treatment of disease and illness, based upon an individual’s unique genetic makeup. In this book, my goal is to contribute to a...

Ageing, the Body and the Gender Regime: Health, Illness and Disease Across the Life Course

Ageing, the Body and the Gender Regime: Health, Illness and Disease Across the Life Course

1st Edition

Susan Pickard, Jude Robinson
July 18, 2019

The current (postfeminist) gender order comprises a highly complex coexistence of old and new norms and expectations, freedom and constraints, within a neoliberal social order underpinned by individualism and involving a shift in gender performance by men and women. Health, illness and disease at...

Framing Age: Contested Knowledge in Science and Politics

Framing Age: Contested Knowledge in Science and Politics

1st Edition

Iris Loffeier, Benoît Majerus, Thibauld Moulaert
July 05, 2019

Ageing populations have gradually become a major concern in many industrialised countries over the past fifty years, drawing the attention of both politics and science. The target of a raft of health and social policies, older people are often identified as a specific, and vulnerable, population....

Complaints, Controversies and Grievances in Medicine: Historical and Social Science Perspectives

Complaints, Controversies and Grievances in Medicine: Historical and Social Science Perspectives

1st Edition

Jonathan Reinarz, Rebecca Wynter
June 10, 2019

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...

The Public Shaping of Medical Research: Patient Associations, Health Movements and Biomedicine

The Public Shaping of Medical Research: Patient Associations, Health Movements and Biomedicine

1st Edition

Peter Wehling, Willy Viehöver, Sophia Koenen
June 06, 2019

Patient organizations and social health movements offer one of the most important and illuminating examples of civil society engagement and participation in scientific research and research politics. Influencing the research agenda, and initiating, funding and accelerating the development of...

Health, Food and Social Inequality: Critical Perspectives on the Supply and Marketing of Food

Health, Food and Social Inequality: Critical Perspectives on the Supply and Marketing of Food

1st Edition

Carolyn Mahoney
June 06, 2019

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...

Bodily Exchanges, Bioethics and Border Crossing: Perspectives on Giving, Selling and Sharing Bodies

Bodily Exchanges, Bioethics and Border Crossing: Perspectives on Giving, Selling and Sharing Bodies

1st Edition

Erik Malmqvist, Kristin Zeiler
June 06, 2019

Medical therapy, research and technology enable us to make our bodies, or parts of them, available to others in an increasing number of ways. This is the case in organ, tissue, egg and sperm donation as well as in surrogate motherhood and clinical research. Bringing together leading scholars...

Disclosure in Health and Illness

Disclosure in Health and Illness

1st Edition

Mark Davis, Lenore Manderson
June 06, 2019

Disclosure is a frequently used but rarely interrogated concept in health and social welfare. Abuse, disability, sexuality and health status can be ‘disclosed’ to peers and professionals, and on some occasions, disclosure is a requirement and not a choice. This innovative collection examines the...

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