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  • The Bodyby Alan Petersen

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.95

    Why is there currently such strong academic and popular interest in ?the body? in contemporary societies? What factors shape our conceptions of the body, its naturalness, health and normality? What is the mind-body dualism and why should it matter? This book examines these and other body questions from a critical socio-cultural perspective. In... 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 rapid advancement of genetic science, fuelled by the Human Genome Project and other related initiatives, promises a new kind of public health practice based on the pre-detection of disease according to calculations of genetic risk. This book by two well-known sociologists: * explores the implications of the new genetics for public health as... more...

  • Consuming Healthby Sara Henderson; Alan Petersen

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    In our post-welfare society, health is increasingly viewed as a commodity and individuals are defined as 'health care consumers'. At the same time, the notion that the state should care for the health of its citizens is being replaced by an expectation that citizens should play a more active role in caring for themselves. These developments are by... more...

  • Genetic Governanceby Robin Bunton; Alan Petersen

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 55.95

    Ethical and practical issues around genetic research are of major international concern, both in academia and in the public domain. Questions concerning what interventions are possible and appropriate with the increasing amount of genetic information available, challenge our understandings of ourselves, our health and wellbeing, and the role of medical... more...

  • Health, Risk and Vulnerabilityby Alan Petersen; Iain Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The concept of risk is one of the most suggestive terms for evoking the cultural character of our times and for defining the purpose of social research. Risk attitudes and behaviours are understood to comprise the dominant experience of culture, politics and society in our times. Health, Risk and Vulnerability investigates the personal and... more...

  • Biobanksby Herbert Gottweis; Alan Petersen

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    In recent years, a number of large population-based biobanks ? genetic databases that combine genetic information derived from blood samples with personal data about environment, medical history, lifestyle or genealogy ? have been set up in order to study the interface between disease, and genetic and environmental factors. Unsurprisingly, these studies... 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...