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- SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 68.00
`This addition to a growing number of texts which approach emotions and emotionality from a social constructionist perspective is well written, scholarly, accessible and interesting.... There is both breadth and depth to this work.' - Feminism and Psychology This broad-ranging and accessible book brings together social and cultural theory... more...
- SAGE Publications 1996; US$ 68.00
'Drawing on the extensive writings that have grown up around, food, body image, nutrition theory and gender, she draws an altogether more voluptuous picture of the state of our relationship to our bodies' - Susie Orbach, Times Literary Supplement more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 19.95
Despite the fact that in many western countries overweight bodies outnumber thin bodies, fat people are still socially marginalized and treated with derision and even repulsion. Fat examines the issues around the social, cultural and political aspects of fatness in order to make sense of the symbolic meanings which surround it. The book is a concise... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95
We are now living in a 'risk' society: risk analysis, risk assessment and risk management are ever-expanding industries. In this fully revised and expanded update of her highly cited, influential and well-known book, Deborah Lupton provides a comprehensive review of the major sociocultural theoretical perspectives and empirical research on risk. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 38.00
Human embryos and foetuses are highly public and contested figures. Their visual images appear across a wide range of forums. They have become commercial commodities as part of the IVF industry and are the focus of intense debates regarding concepts of personhood. This book discusses these issues, drawing on social and cultural theory and research.... more...
- SAGE Publications 1995; US$ 73.00
`A good history of public health developments, primarily in Australia and England, the book is a continuation of debate among health education profession over the status of any or all health education "truths"' - Choice more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 69.95
This text provides critical insight into the social and cultural context in which attitudes towards people with HIV and AIDS are developed, and the responses of governments to the AIDS epidemic are formulated. more...
- SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 60.00
The Second Edition of Medicine as Culture provides a broad overview of the way medicine is experienced, perceived and socially constructed in western societies. Drawing on the tradition of the sociology of health and illness, Deborah Lupton directs readers to an understanding of medicine, health care, illness and disease from a sociocultural perspective.... more...