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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95
We are now living in a 'risk' society: risk analysis, risk assessment and risk management are ever-expanding industries. In this lively and engaging introduction to one of todays major sociocultural concepts, Deborah Lupton examines why risk has come to such prominence at this particular point in history. She traces how risk has been constructed over... more...
- SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 62.00
`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
In contemporary western societies the fat body has become a focus of stigmatizing discourses and practices aimed at disciplining, regulating and containing it. Despite the fact that in many western countries fat bodies outnumber those that are thin, fat people are still socially marginalized and treated with derision and even repulsion. Medical and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95
Risk (second edition) is a fully revised and expanded update of a highly-cited, influential and well-known book. It reviews the three major approaches to risk in social and cultural theory, devoting a chapter to each one. These approaches were first identified and described by Deborah Lupton in the original edition and have since become widely used... 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...
- SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 55.00
This book examines how people respond to, experience and think about risk. The authors stress the need to take into account the cultural dimensions of risk and risk-taking and consider the influence that gender, social class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, occupation, geographical location and nationality have on our perceptions of risk more...
- 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...