Routledge International Handbook of Critical Issues in Health and Illness

Routledge International Handbook of Critical Issues in Health and Illness

 
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ISBN13:9781032039824
ISBN10:1032039825
Binding:Paperback
No. of pages:384 pages
Size:246x174 mm
Weight:660 g
Language:English
Illustrations: 2 Illustrations, black & white; 2 Line drawings, black & white; 2 Tables, black & white
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This multidisciplinary reference book brings together cutting-edge health and illness topics from around the globe. It offers a range of theoretical and critical perspectives to provide contemporary insights into complex health issues that can offer ways to address inequitable patterns of illness and ill-health.

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The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Issues in Health and Illness is a multidisciplinary reference book that brings together cutting-edge health and illness topics from around the globe. It offers a range of theoretical and critical perspectives to provide contemporary insights into complex health issues that can offer ways to address inequitable patterns of illness and ill health.



This collection, written by an international pool of expert academics from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, is unique in providing theoretical and critical analyses on key health topics, considering power and broader social structures that influence health and illness outcomes. The chapters are organised in three parts. The first covers medical contexts; here, chapters provide commentary and critical analysis of the history of medicine, medicalisation, pharmaceuticalisation, services and care, medical technology, diagnosis, screening, personalised medicine, and complementary and alternative medicine. The second part covers life contexts; chapters include a range of life contexts that have implications for health, including gender, sexuality, reproduction, disability, ethnicity, indigeneity, inequality, ageing, and dying. The third part covers shifting contextual domains; chapters consider contemporary areas of life that are rapidly changing, including bioethics, digital health, migration, medical travel, geography and "place", commercialisation, globalisation, and climate change.



The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Issues in Health and Illness is a key contemporary reference text for scholars, students, researchers, and professionals across disciplines, including sociology, psychology, anthropology, geography, medicine, public health, and health science.

Table of Contents:

Editors Contributors Acknowledgements 1. Critical perspectives on health and illness Part I. Medical Contexts 2. The social and cultural histories of medicine 3. Medicalisation 4. Pharmaceuticalisation: Origins, drivers and new directions 5. Governing medical technology 6. Health services and care: Political and affective economies 7. Diagnosis: A social and political phenomenon 8. Population-based screening for detection and prevention 9. Personalised medicine 10. Complementary and alternative medicine Part II. Life Contexts 11: Health inequality 12. Beyond binary categories: A contemporary gender studies perspective on health and illness 13. Sexual orientation and gender identity as determinants of health and illness 14. Reproductive justice: Revitalising critical reproductive health research 15. Ethnicity and health 16. Indigeneity and wellness: Critically understanding the health of Indigenous peoples and communities 17. Disability, technology and health 18. Health and illness among older people: What has age got to do with it? 19. Death, dying and end-of-life care Part III. Shifting Contextual Domains 20. Bioethics: Critical reflections and future directions 21. Digital health 22. Migration and health 23. Medical travel: Critical perspectives 24: Place in health, illness and health care 25. Commercialization: The role of unhealthy commodity industries 26. Towards a critical social science of climate change and health 27. Globalisation and health Index