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  • The Bodyby Alan Petersen

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.95

    This book examines ?the body? from a critical socio-cultural perspective. It shows how our conceptions of the body are affected by processes of individualization, medicalization, and commodification. more...

  • The Politics of Bioethicsby Alan Petersen

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    This book investigates the socio-political implications of bioethics discourse and practices in relation to a range of controversial developments. It will be of interest to policymakers, clinicians, scholars, and others who are looking for new ways of making sense and evaluating recent developments in the field of bioethics. more...

  • Engendering Emotionsby Professor Alan Petersen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 107.00

    Engendering Emotions examines the production and promotion of the idea of sex/gender difference in emotional experience and expression in the contemporary West. Focusing on the psychology of emotions and on the spheres of aggression and war, and love, intimacy and sex, it explores how the idea of emotional difference serves to define and govern relations... more...

  • Foucault, Health and Medicineby Robin Bunton; Alan Petersen

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    The reception of Michel Foucault's work in the social sciences and humanities has been phenomenal. Foucault's concepts and methodology have encouraged new approaches to old problems and opened up new lines of enquiry. This book assesses the contribution of Foucault's work to research and thinking in the area of health and medicine, and shows how key... more...

  • The New Genetics and The Public's Healthby Robin Bunton; Alan Petersen

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    The New Genetics and the New Public Health addresses the emerging social and political consequences of the new genetics and provides a stimulating critique of current research and practice in public health. more...

  • Consuming Healthby Sara Henderson; Alan Petersen

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    Consuming Health explores the diverse meanings and applications of the term 'consumer' in the field of health care and the implications for policy-making, health care delivery and experiences of health care. more...

  • Genetic Governanceby Robin Bunton; Alan Petersen

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 55.95

    Contributors look at how the 'new' genetics, healthcare and arising health policy can or should be governed and regulated, rather than focusing on individualistic ethical issues, this text takes a broader, international public health approach. more...

  • Health, Risk and Vulnerabilityby Alan Petersen; Iain Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on the connections between health, risk, and insecurity, this book reflects upon the meaning and significance of risk across a broad range of social and institutional contexts, offering new perspectives on an important field of contemporary debate. more...

  • Biobanksby Herbert Gottweis; Alan Petersen

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This groundbreaking book makes it clear that biobanks are a phenomenon that cannot be disconnected from considerations of power, politics and the reshaping of current practices in governance. more...

  • The New Public Healthby Alan Petersen; Deborah Lupton

    SAGE Publications 1996; US$ 62.00

    Petersen and Lupton focus critically on the new public health, assessing its implications for the concepts of self, embodiment and citizenship. They argue that the new public health is used as a source of moral regulation and for distinguishing between self and other. They also explore the implications of modernist belief in the power of science and... more...