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Elder Care Journey
Elder Care Journey (June 2016)
A View from the Front Lines
Laura Katz Olson - Author

SHORTLISTED - 2016 Sarton Women’s Book Awards in the Memoir Category, presented by the Story Circle Network
Combining expert knowledge and first-hand experience, a noted elder care researcher confronts the long-distance care of her own mother.
For millions of Americans caregiving is the “new normal.” For Laura Katz Olson, a respected researcher of long-term care for the aging, Elder Ca...(Read More)
 
 
It Hurts Down There
It Hurts Down There (September 2015)
The Bodily Imaginaries of Female Genital Pain
Christine Labuski - Author

Tracks the medical emergence and treatment of vulvar pain conditions in order to understand why so many US women are misinformed about their sexual bodies.

How does a woman describe a part of her body that much of society teaches her to never discuss? It Hurts Down There analyzes the largest known set of qualitative research data about vulvar pain conditions. It tells the story of one hundred women who s...(Read More)
 
 
The Rise of Global Health
The Rise of Global Health (March 2015)
The Evolution of Effective Collective Action
Joshua K. Leon - Author

Chronicles the expanding global effort to confront public health challenges.

Since the year 2000, unprecedented resources have been committed to the complex challenge of developing global public health solutions by national governments, multilateral organizations, and civil society groups. This vast global movement is one of the most remarkable political phenomena of twenty-first-century international relations&mdas...(Read More)
 
 
A Rhetoric of Remnants
A Rhetoric of Remnants (November 2014)
Idiots, Half-Wits, and Other State-Sponsored Inventions
Zosha Stuckey - Author

Examines the rhetoric in and around the New York State Asylum for Idiots in Syracuse from 1854 to 1884.

In the nineteenth century, language, rather than biology, created what we think of as disability. Much of the rhetorical nature of “idiocy,” and even intelligence itself, can be traced to the period when the New York State Asylum for Idiots in Syracuse first opened in 1854—memorialized today a...(Read More)
 
 
Polio Boulevard
Polio Boulevard (September 2014)
A Memoir
Karen Chase - Author

FINALIST - 2015 Eric Hoffer Award, presented by Hopewell Publications
A unique chronicle of childhood polio told with a remarkable blend of provocative reflection, humor, and pluck.

In 1954, Karen Chase was a ten-year-old girl playing Monopoly in the polio ward when the radio blared out the news that Dr. Jonas Salk had developed the polio vaccine. The discovery came too late for her, and Polio...(Read More)
 
 
Feminist Phenomenology and Medicine
Feminist Phenomenology and Medicine (April 2014)
Kristin Zeiler - Editor
Lisa Folkmarson Käll - Editor

Phenomenological insights into health issues relating to bodily self-experience, normality and deviance, self-alienation, and objectification.

Situated at the intersection of phenomenology of medicine and feminist phenomenology, this volume provides insights into medical practices such as surgical operations, organ transplants, dentistry, midwifery, and psychiatry. The contributors make clear the relevance of fem...(Read More)
 
 
Transforming Self and Others through Research
Transforming Self and Others through Research (September 2011)
Transpersonal Research Methods and Skills for the Human Sciences and Humanities
Rosemarie Anderson - Author
William Braud - Author

Brings the transformative approaches of transpersonal psychology to research in the human sciences and humanities.

Research approaches in the field of transpersonal psychology can be transformative for researchers, participants, and the audience of a project. This book offers these transformative approaches to those conducting research across the human sciences and the humanities. Rosemarie An...(Read More)
 
 
Globalization, Social Justice, and the Helping Professions
Globalization, Social Justice, and the Helping Professions (April 2011)
William Roth - Editor
Katharine Briar-Lawson - Editor

Explores the impact of globalization and the imperative of social justice for the helping professions in contemporary times.

This landmark book brings together the reality of globalization and the imperative for social justice for helping professionals and students.  Helping professions such as social work, counseling, and community building can no longer be understood outside a global framework. While the...(Read More)
 
 
Ottoman Medicine
Ottoman Medicine (December 2009)
Healing and Medical Institutions, 1500-1700
Miri Shefer-Mossensohn - Author

First work in English devoted to medicine in the Ottoman world.

The social history of medicine in the Ottoman Empire and the historic Middle East is told in rich detail for the first time in English. Accessible and engaging, Ottoman Medicine sheds light on the work and power of medical practitioners in the Ottoman world. The enduring significance and fascinating history of Ottoman medicine emerge through a co...(Read More)
 
 
Measured Meals
Measured Meals (February 2009)
Nutrition in America
Jessica J. Mudry - Author

2009 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Provides an alternative history of nutrition in the U.S. that focuses on the power of scientific language.

As nutritional studies proliferate, producing more and more knowledge about the connection between diet and health, Americans seem increasingly confused about what to eat to stay healthy. In Measured Meals, Jessica J. Mudry looks at ...(Read More)
 
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