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  • Chronic Respiratory Illnessby Simon J. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95

    Chronic obstructive airways disease (COAD: bronchitis, emphysema and chronic asthma) is a major medical, psychological, social and economic problem. Breathlessness is one of the most distressing and disabling symptoms of COAD, and it has long been apparent that the condition results in impaired quality of life. Drawing upon sociological and psychological... more...

  • The Politics of Sleepby Professor Simon J. Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 34.50

    Why has sleep become increasingly politicized in contemporary society? This book provides an account of the politics of sleep in the late modern age. The future of sleep has become contested and uncertain: something to be defended, downsized or even perhaps (one day) done away with altogether. more...

  • Sleep and Societyby Simon J. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 61.95

    Exploring the sociological aspects of sleep and their links to current health debates, this unique text discusses why sleep has been so neglected in sociological literature and examines significant modern issues such as: the 24-hour society sleep and work homelessness dream analysis the medicalization and commodification of sleep.... more...

  • The Lived Bodyby Gillian A. Bendelow; Simon J. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    The Lived Body takes a fresh look at the notion of human embodiment and provides an ideal textbook for undergraduates on the growing number of courses on the sociology of the body. The authors propose a new approach - an 'Embodied Sociology' - one which makes embodiment central rather than peripheral. They critically examine the dualist legacies... more...

  • Emotions in Social Lifeby Gillian Bendelow; Simon J Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • International History and International Relationsby Andrew J. Williams; Amelia Hadfield; J. Simon Rofe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    This innovative new textbook seeks to provide undergraduate students of international relations with valuable and relevant historical context, bridging the gap and offering a genuinely interdisciplinary approach. Each chapter integrates both historical analysis and literature and applies this to an international relations context in an accessible... more...

  • Health, Medicine and Societyby Michael Calnan; Jonathan Gabe; Simon J. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    Taking as its point of departure recent developments in health and social theory Health, Medicine and Society brings together a range of eminent, international scholars to reflect upon key issues at the turn of the century. Contributors draw upon a range of contemporary theories, both modernist and postmodernist, to look at the following themes:... more...

  • Judging Lincolnby Frank J. Williams; Harold Holzer; John Y Simon

    Southern Illinois University Press 2002; US$ 17.95

    Judging Lincoln collects nine of the most insightful essays on the topic of the sixteenth president written by Frank J. Williams, chief justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and one of the nation?s leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln. more...

  • Modern Medicineby Simon J. Williams University of Warwick; Michael Calnan University of Kent.

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    Do lay people view modern medicine as a fountain of hope or a font of despair? What are their experiences of modern medical care and technology, and how do their views and experiences differ across different social groups? Combining theoretical insights with a range of qualitative and ethnographic research, this volume examines lay experiences and... more...

  • The Man with the Golden Armby Nelson Algren; William J. Jr Savage; Daniel Simon; Kurt Vonnegut; Studs Terkel

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    A novel of rare genius, The Man with the Golden Arm describes the dissolution of a card-dealing WWII veteran named Frankie Machine, caught in the act of slowly cutting his own heart into wafer-thin slices. For Frankie, a murder committed may be the least of his problems. The literary critic Malcolm Cowley called The Man with the Golden Arm "Algren's... more...