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The Human Gene Editing Debate

The Human Gene Editing Debate

John H. Evans

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197519561
eISBN:
9780197519592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197519561.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Scholars have been debating the ethics of what is now called human gene editing for more than 60 years. This innovative book examines the historical debate and finds that it is set up as a slippery ... More

Taking Care of Our OwnWhen Family Caregivers Do Medical Work

Taking Care of Our Own: When Family Caregivers Do Medical Work

Sherry N. Mong

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751448
eISBN:
9781501751479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751448.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Mixing personal history, interviewee voices, and academic theory from the fields of care work, the sociology of work, medical sociology, and nursing, this book introduces us to the hidden world of ... More

We WalkLife with Severe Autism

We Walk: Life with Severe Autism

Amy S. F. Lutz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751394
eISBN:
9781501751417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751394.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In this collection of essays, the author writes openly about her experience as a mother of a now twenty-one-year-old son with severe autism. The author's human emotion drives through each page and ... More

Home Care Fault LinesUnderstanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Home Care Fault Lines: Understanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Cynthia J. Cranford

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749254
eISBN:
9781501749285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749254.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This revealing look at home care illustrates how elderly and disabled people and the immigrant women workers who assist them in daily activities develop meaningful relationships even when their ... More

Chemically ImbalancedEveryday Suffering, Medication, and Our Troubled Quest for Self-Mastery

Chemically Imbalanced: Everyday Suffering, Medication, and Our Troubled Quest for Self-Mastery

Joseph E. Davis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226686547
eISBN:
9780226686714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226686714.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

For a generation, an intense debate has been waged over the expanding number of people who are diagnosed with a mental disorder and treated with prescription drugs such as Prozac and Adderall. One ... More

Save My KidHow Families of Critically Ill Children Cope, Hope, and Negotiate an Unequal Healthcare System

Save My Kid: How Families of Critically Ill Children Cope, Hope, and Negotiate an Unequal Healthcare System

Amanda M. Gengler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479863938
eISBN:
9781479834327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479863938.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In “Save My Kid,” sociologist Amanda Gengler examines how families of critically ill children navigate the US healthcare system. Not all families are equipped with resources for critically ill kids, ... More

BeautyscapesMapping Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

Beautyscapes: Mapping Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

Ruth Holliday, Meredith Jones, and David Bell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526134257
eISBN:
9781526146717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526134264
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Beautyscapes explores the rapidly developing global phenomenon of international medical travel, focusing specifically on patient-consumers seeking cosmetic surgery outside their home country and on ... More

Intellectual Disability in the Twentieth CenturyTransnational Perspectives on People, Policy, and Practice

Intellectual Disability in the Twentieth Century: Transnational Perspectives on People, Policy, and Practice

Jan Walmsley and Simon Jarrett (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447344575
eISBN:
9781447344629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344575.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book provides a transnational perspective on intellectual disability in the twentieth century with contributions from distinguished authors in 14 countries across 5 continents. Each chapter ... More

Toxic ShockA Social History

Toxic Shock: A Social History

Sharra L. Vostral

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479877843
eISBN:
9781479894925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479877843.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In 1980, young, healthy women in the United States suddenly began to get sick and even die. The unexpected link to these deaths was superabsorbent tampons. Thousands of women used them during their ... More

Delivered by MidwivesAfrican American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South

Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South

Jenny M. Luke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818911
eISBN:
9781496818959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818911.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Delivering babies was merely one aspect of the broad role of African American midwives in the twentieth-century South. Yet little has been written about the type of care they provided, or how ... More

BiocitizenshipThe Politics of Bodies, Governance, and Power

Biocitizenship: The Politics of Bodies, Governance, and Power

Kelly E. Happe, Jenell Johnson, and Marina Levina (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479845194
eISBN:
9781479846306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479845194.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This collection expands scholarly understandings of citizenship in an age in which the material body and its health, vitality, and natural and social environments not only create and discipline the ... More

Equity and AccessHealth Care Studies in India

Equity and Access: Health Care Studies in India

Purendra Prasad and Amar Jesani (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199482160
eISBN:
9780199097746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199482160.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Equity and Access attempts to unravel the complex narrative of why inequities in the health sector are growing and access to basic health care is worsening, and the underlying forces that contribute ... More

Struggling for OrdinaryMedia and Transgender Belonging in Everyday Life

Struggling for Ordinary: Media and Transgender Belonging in Everyday Life

Andre Cavalcante

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479881307
eISBN:
9781479864584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479881307.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

What was it like to live as a transgender person in a media environment before Caitlin Jenner, Orange Is the New Black, Transparent, and the current transgender reality TV boom? Struggling for ... More

Catch and ReleaseThe Enduring Yet Vulnerable Horseshoe Crab

Catch and Release: The Enduring Yet Vulnerable Horseshoe Crab

Lisa Jean Moore

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479876303
eISBN:
9781479848096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876303.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Based on a multimethod study that centers on interviews with over 30 conservationists, field biologists, ecologists, paleontologists and over 3 years of my fieldwork on urban beaches in the New York ... More

The Postgenomic ConditionEthics, Justice, and Knowledge after the Genome

The Postgenomic Condition: Ethics, Justice, and Knowledge after the Genome

Jenny Reardon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226344553
eISBN:
9780226345192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345192.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Now that we have sequenced the human genome, what does it mean? In The Postgenomic Condition, Jenny Reardon critically examines the decade after the Human Genome Project, and the fundamental ... More

Personalized MedicineEmpowered Patients in the 21st Century?

Personalized Medicine: Empowered Patients in the 21st Century?

Barbara Prainsack

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479814879
eISBN:
9781479856909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814879.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Medicine has been personal since long before personalized medicine became popular as a concept. Health professionals have long taken into consideration individual characteristics of their patients ... More

Building Nature's MarketThe Business and Politics of Natural Foods

Building Nature's Market: The Business and Politics of Natural Foods

Laura J. Miller

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226501239
eISBN:
9780226501406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501406.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book provides a history of the American natural and health foods industry and its leadership in the social movement oriented to spreading a natural foods way of life. The natural foods case is ... More

Contraceptive RiskThe FDA, Depo-Provera, and the Politics of Experimental Medicine

Contraceptive Risk: The FDA, Depo-Provera, and the Politics of Experimental Medicine

William Green

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479876990
eISBN:
9781479825929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876990.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The odyssey of Depo-Provera is a study of the politics of contraceptive drug risk management, which involves a lengthy struggle over the scientific assessment of the drug's health risk and ... More

A Fraught EmbraceThe Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173924
eISBN:
9781400884988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173924.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In the wake of the AIDS pandemic, legions of organizations and compassionate individuals descended on Africa from faraway places to offer their help and save lives. This book shows how the dreams of ... More

Testing FateTay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible

Testing Fate: Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible

Shelley Z. Reuter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699957
eISBN:
9781452955384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699957.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Testing Fate looks at the racialized history of Tay-Sachs in the US and UK in its construction as a Jewish disease from the late-nineteenth century through to the present era of geneticization, where ... More

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