Books in category Social Science – Disease & Health Issues

  • Education Disordered Eating and Obesity Discourse

    Education, Disordered Eating and Obesity Discourse
    John Evans, Emma Rich, Brian Davies, Rachel Allwood

    This book is not only about 'eating disorders' and the people affected, but the effects of obesity discourse on everyone’s health as it enters public policy, educational practice and the cultural fabric of our lives.

  • A Chinaman s Chance

    A Chinaman’s Chance
    Eric Liu

    But what makes this story of immigrant ascent unique is that Chinese Americans are emerging at just the same moment when China has emerged – and indeed may displace America – at the center of the global scene.

  • Eliminating Healthcare Disparities in America

    Eliminating Healthcare Disparities in America
    Richard Allen Williams

    The "IOM Report" referred to in the title is Unequal treatment: confronting racial and ethnic disparities in health care / Brian D. Smedley, Adrienne Y. Stith, and Alan R. Nelson, editors; Committee on Understanding and Eliminating Racial …

  • Drugs and Culture

    Drugs and Culture
    Geoffrey Hunt, Maitena Milhet, Henri Bergeron

    Drugs and Culture presents alternative perspectives on psychoactive drugs, highlighting the socio-cultural features of drug use and regulation in modern societies.

  • Theory and Practice of Addiction Counseling

    Theory and Practice of Addiction Counseling
    Pamela S. Lassiter, John R. Culbreth

    Theory and Practice of Addiction Counseling by Pamela S. Lassiter and John R. Culbreth brings together contemporary theories of addiction and helps readers connect those theories to practice using a common multicultural case study.

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

    The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
    Anne Fadiman

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor …

  • A Lucky Life Interrupted

    A Lucky Life Interrupted
    Tom Brokaw

    Again and again, the book returns to stories of loss but also of grace, luck and the beauty of having another swing at bat.”—The Washington Post “Engaging . . . [with] the kind of insight that is typical of Mr. Brokaw’s approach to …

  • Identity Health and Women

    Identity, Health and Women
    J. Christodoulou

    This book provides a three-part investigation into identity construction. Theory, voice and praxis are all represented as the book follows the rationale, stories and narrative methodology of the study of a group of women.

  • La mirada interior

    La mirada interior
    Julio Glockner

    Desde un enfoque antropológico y sensible, Julio Glockner, especialista en la cosmovisión y ritualidad de los pueblos indígenas, se coloca en una posición donde las experiencias personales conviven con la investigación académica …

  • Contesting Intersex

    Contesting Intersex
    Georgiann Davis

    In Contesting Intersex, Davis draws on interviews with intersex people, their parents, and medical experts to explore the oft-questioned views on intersex in medical and activist communities, as well as the evolution of thought in regards …

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