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AIDS and Masculinity in the African CityPrivilege, Inequality, and Modern Manhood

AIDS and Masculinity in the African City: Privilege, Inequality, and Modern Manhood

Robert Wyrod

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520286689
eISBN:
9780520961784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286689.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

AIDS has been a devastating plague in much of sub-Saharan Africa, but the long-term implications for gender and sexuality are just emerging. This book tackles this issue head-on and examines how AIDS ... 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

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

Black Women's HealthPaths to Wellness for Mothers and Daughters

Black Women's Health: Paths to Wellness for Mothers and Daughters

Michele Tracy Berger

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781479828524
eISBN:
9781479845422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828524.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Black women’s voices are infrequently theoretically centered in health literatures about how they experience and co-create their health, and it is even rarer for Black girls to be taken into account ... More

Blood SugarRacial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America

Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America

Anthony Ryan Hatch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816696178
eISBN:
9781452954233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696178.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The Politics of Metabolism analyses the racial ideas that underpin the metabolic syndrome as a new biomedical construction that aims to transform how contemporary medicine understands and treats ... 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

The Business of BirthMalpractice and Maternity Care in the United States

The Business of Birth: Malpractice and Maternity Care in the United States

Louise Marie Roth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781479812257
eISBN:
9781479826117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812257.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The Business of Birth examines the effects of malpractice and reproductive rights laws on maternity care practices in the US from 1995 to 2015. It is a common public belief that frivolous malpractice ... More

Care in everyday lifeAn ethic of care in practice

Care in everyday life: An ethic of care in practice

Marian Barnes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428233
eISBN:
9781447307686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428233.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Care has been struggled for, resisted and celebrated. The failure to care in ‘care services’ has been seen as a human rights problem and evidence of malaise in contemporary society. But care has also ... More

The Caring ClassHome Health Aides in Crisis

The Caring Class: Home Health Aides in Crisis

Richard Schweid

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754104
eISBN:
9781501754128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754104.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The number of elderly and disabled Americans in need of home health care is increasing annually, even as the pool of people — almost always women — willing to do this job gets smaller and smaller. ... 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 Challenge to ChangeReforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom

The Challenge to Change: Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom

Rebecca Kolins Givan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801450051
eISBN:
9781501706028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450051.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

There is constant pressure on hospitals to improve health care delivery and increase cost effectiveness. New initiatives are the order of the day in the dramatically different health care systems of ... 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

Childbirth in South AsiaOld Paradoxes and New Challenges

Childbirth in South Asia: Old Paradoxes and New Challenges

Clémence Jullien and Roger Jeffery (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190130718
eISBN:
9780190993290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190130718.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book illustrates the continuing challenges as well as the new paradoxes linked to childbirth in South Asia. It brings together anthropologists and sociologists working in different contexts (at ... More

Children caring for parents with HIV and AIDSGlobal issues and policy responses

Children caring for parents with HIV and AIDS: Global issues and policy responses

Ruth Evans

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420220
eISBN:
9781447301769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420220.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book focuses on the experiences and perspectives of children and young people who care for a parent with HIV in the global North and South. Drawing on in-depth qualitative research from the UK ... More

Cleaning UpHow Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients

Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients

Dan Zuberi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450723
eISBN:
9780801469824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450723.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

To cut costs and maximize profits, hospitals in the United States and many other countries are outsourcing such tasks as cleaning and food preparation to private contractors. To examine this ... More

Cloning Wild LifeZoos, Captivity, and the Future of Endangered Animals

Cloning Wild Life: Zoos, Captivity, and the Future of Endangered Animals

Carrie Friese

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729083
eISBN:
9780814729090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729083.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The natural world is marked by an ever-increasing loss of varied habitats, a growing number of species extinctions, and a full range of new kinds of dilemmas posed by global warming. At the same ... More

Common EnemiesDisease Campaigns in America

Common Enemies: Disease Campaigns in America

Rachel Kahn Best

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190918408
eISBN:
9780190918446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190918408.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Americans come together to fight diseases. For over 100 years, they have asked their neighbors to contribute to disease campaigns and supported health policies that target one disease at a time. ... 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

Critical Trauma Studies"Understanding Violence, Conflict and Memory in Everyday Life"

Critical Trauma Studies: "Understanding Violence, Conflict and Memory in Everyday Life"

Monica J. Casper and Eric Wertheimer (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479896561
eISBN:
9781479828425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479896561.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Trauma is a universal human experience. While each person responds differently to trauma, its presence in our lives nonetheless marks a continual thread through human history and prehistory. In ... 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

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