Medicine as Culture: Illness, Disease and the Body in by Deborah Lupton

By Deborah Lupton

The second one variation of medication as tradition offers a extensive assessment of ways medication is skilled, perceived and socially developed in western societies. Drawing at the culture of the sociology of well-being and sickness, Deborah Lupton directs readers to an realizing of drugs, wellbeing and fitness care, affliction and illness from a sociocultural viewpoint. At a time of accelerating disillusionment with clinical medication and the mythology of the beneficent, god-like healthcare professional, there's additionally - satirically - a turning out to be dependence on biomedicine to supply the solutions to social in addition to scientific difficulties. This publication illuminates why attitudes to drugs are characterised by way of such powerful paradoxes, and why problems with ailment, sickness and the clinical stumble upon are surrounded through controversy, clash, strength struggles and emotion. during this moment version, each one bankruptcy has been greatly up-to-date to take account of modern examine and theoretical advancements. New fabric has been extra on postmodernist idea; the male physique; and the recent genetics. in addition to reviewing and critiquing the dominant theoretical ways within the sociology of healthiness and sickness, medication as tradition, moment version additionally comprises the next key subject matters: · socio-cultural research of overall healthiness, disease and drugs · elite and media representations of sickness · the physique in drugs · the language and visible imagery of drugs, sickness and ailment · and feminist views Integrating cultural stories, social historical past and modern theories of the physique, medication as tradition, moment variation should be crucial interpreting for college students and lecturers within the sociology of health and wellbeing and sickness, the sociology of intake and way of life, clinical anthropology, the historical past of medication, future health verbal exchange, women's reports, nursing reviews and cultural reports.

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Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West by Judith Stacey

By Judith Stacey

Judith Stacey, 2012 winner of the Simon and Gagnon Lifetime fulfillment Award offered through the yankee Sociological Association.
A prime professional at the family members, Judith Stacey is understood for her provocative study on mainstream concerns. discovering herself impatient with more and more calcified positions taken within the interminable wars over same-sex marriage, divorce, fatherlessness, marital constancy, and so forth, she struck out to profile unexpected cultures of up to date love, marriage, and family members values from world wide.
Built on bracing unique learn that spans homosexual men’s intimacies and parenting during this nation to plural and non-marital varieties of relations in South Africa and China, Unhitched decouples the taken with no consideration relationships among love, marriage, and parenthood. Countering the one-size-fits-all imaginative and prescient of relatives values, Stacey deals readers a full of life, in-person creation to those much less ordinary kinds of intimacy and relatives and to the social, political, and monetary stipulations that buttress and batter them.

Through compelling tales of actual households navigating inescapable own and political trade-offs among hope and domesticity, the publication undermines well known convictions approximately family members, gender, and sexuality hung on the left, correct, and heart. taking up prejudices of either conservatives and feminists, Unhitched poses a strong empirical problem to the assumption that the nuclear family—whether directly or gay—is the one, most sensible technique to meet our wishes for intimacy and care. Stacey calls on voters and policy-makers to make their peace with the truth that kinfolk variety is the following to stay.

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44 Letters From the Liquid Modern World by Zygmunt Bauman

By Zygmunt Bauman

This liquid glossy global of ours, like every drinks, can't stand nonetheless and continue its form for lengthy. every little thing retains altering - the models we keep on with, the occasions that intermittently capture our realization, the issues we dream of and issues we worry. And we, the population of this global in flux, suppose the necessity to comply with its pace by means of being 'flexible' and continually able to swap. we wish to understand what's going and what's prone to ensue, yet what we get is an avalanche of data that threatens to weigh down us.

How are we to sift the knowledge that actually issues from the lots of lifeless and beside the point garbage? How are we to derive significant messages from mindless noise?
We face the daunting activity of attempting to distinguish the $64000 from the insubstantial, distil the issues that subject from fake alarms and flashes within the pan.

Nothing escapes scrutiny so stubbornly because the usual issues of daily life, hiding within the mild of misleading and...

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The World of Caffeine: The Science and Culture of the by Bennett Alan Weinberg, Bonnie K. Bealer

By Bennett Alan Weinberg, Bonnie K. Bealer

Publish yr note: First released December fifth 2000

How a lot will we quite learn about our #1 drug of selection?

This booklet, the 1st average, cultural, and inventive background of our favourite temper enhancer tells us extra, by way of how caffeine was once stumbled on, its early makes use of, and the unforeseen elements it has performed in medication, faith, portray, poetry, studying and love.

The international of Caffeine is a story of paintings and society containing many desirable tales together with: how Balzac's dependancy to caffeine drove him to consume espresso and should have killed him; how a mini Ice Age can have helped carry espresso, tea and chocolate to reputation in Europe; and the way caffeine, in its numerous kinds, was once used as profit China, Africa, significant the United States and Egypt.

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Science among the Ottomans: The Cultural Creation and by Miri Shefer-Mossensohn

By Miri Shefer-Mossensohn

Students have lengthy proposal that, following the Muslim Golden Age of the medieval period, the Ottoman Empire grew culturally and technologically remoted, getting bored in innovation and putting the empire on a direction towards stagnation and decline. technological know-how one of the Ottomans demanding situations this broadly authorised Western snapshot of the 19th- and early twentieth-century Ottomans as backward and impoverished.

In the 1st ebook in this subject in English in over sixty years, Miri Shefer-Mossensohn contends that Ottoman society and tradition created a fertile setting that fostered varied medical task. She demonstrates that the Ottomans excelled in adapting the innovations of others to their very own wishes and bettering them. for instance, in 1877, the Ottoman Empire boasted the seventh-longest electrical telegraph approach on this planet; certainly, the Ottomans have been one of the era’s such a lot complex international locations with reference to fashionable verbal exchange infrastructure. to verify her claims approximately technology within the empire, Shefer-Mossensohn reports styles of studying; nation involvement in technological actions; and Turkish- and Arabic-speaking Ottomans who produced, fed on, and adjusted clinical practices. the implications exhibit Ottoman participation in technology to were a dynamic strength that helped maintain the six-hundred-year empire.
Table of contents :
A notice on Transliteration
Introduction: what's the heritage of Science?
The background of technology and Technology
The heritage of Islamic technological know-how and Technology
The heritage of Ottoman technology and know-how History
Toward a background of Ottoman medical Experiences
On Inventiveness: An Ottoman Lesson
Chapter 1. Framing “Knowledge” within the Ottoman Empire
A Eurasian Matrix: The a number of Cultural assets of data within the Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman proposal and Epistemology of data: The time period cIlm
Classification of data in Muslim Societies
Amalgamation of our bodies of data in Muslim Societies
Tensions because of Fusion of our bodies of information: The Dispute concerning the prestige of Pre-Islamic Sciences
Mediating Mechanisms of Reception
Chapter 2. the place and the way Does studying Take Place?
New academic associations and a brand new kind of schooling within the lengthy 19th Century
Chapter three. move of data to, from, and in the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Literacy
Translations and Translators one of the Ottoman Elite
Marginal teams as brokers of Knowledge
The Passage of tourists and data to and from the Empire
Chapter four. country in technology: On Empire, energy, Infrastructures, and Finance
The consumer and the student: Intisap and Waqf/Vakıf
Science and know-how and the Ottoman kingdom Infrastructure
Science, nation, and the nation above It: The (Semi)Colonial Connection
Conclusion: Ottoman Science
A instructor and a scholar: Murtaḍá al-Zabīdī and cAbd al-Raḥmān al-Jabartī as Ottoman Scientists
Ottoman styles of medical Activity
Ottoman Innovation

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Weed: The User's Guide: A 21st Century Handbook for Enjoying by David Schmader

By David Schmader

The us is in the course of a brand new Golden Age of criminal weed. leisure marijuana is now felony in 4 states--Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Alaska--and Washington, DC, whereas scientific marijuana is felony in 25 states and counting. This definitive, hands-on, and skilled consultant to the recent global of decriminalized leisure marijuana, written through the lovingly blunt and unfailingly witty David Schmader, will train and entertain the beginner and skilled consumer alike. entire with background, how one can take pleasure in, recipes, security and legality assistance, and medical-use details, this witty advisor is ideal for present giving.

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The Sexual Constitution of Political Authority: The 'Trials' by Aleardo Zanghellini

By Aleardo Zanghellini

Whereas there is not any scarcity of reports addressing the state’s law of the sexual, examine into the ways that the sexual governs the kingdom and its attributes remains to be in its infancy. The Sexual structure of Political Authority argues that there are stable purposes to feel that our understandings of nation strength quiver with erotic undercurrents. The publication keeps, extra in particular, that the connection among rules of political authority and male same-sex wish is mainly fraught. via a chain of case reports the place a statesman’s same-sex hope was once wear trial (either actually or metaphorically) as an issue for the nice workout of public powers, the booklet exhibits the resilience and suppleness of cultural ideals within the incompatibility among public place of work and male same-sex wish. a number of the case experiences analysed are primary flooring for either political/constitutional background and the heritage of sexuality. The Sexual structure of Political Authority argues, in spite of the fact that, that merely through systematically examining questions of institutional politics and questions of sexuality via one another can we have entry to the main attention-grabbing insights examine of those trials can generate. whether or not they contain vague public officers or iconic rulers reminiscent of Hadrian and James I, those compelling fragments of queer background show that the disavowal of male same-sex wish has been, and in part continues to be, vital to mainstream understandings of political authority

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Wir, ein europäisches Volk?: Sozialintegration Europas und by Jürgen Gerhards

By Jürgen Gerhards

​Die Eurokrise ist eine der schwersten Krisen der european seit ihrer Gründung. Bei ihrer Lösung geht es nicht allein um den Erfolg von konkreten wirtschaftspolitischen Maßnahmen, sondern um den Zusammenhalt zwischen den Bürgern der verschiedenen Mitgliedsländer. Jürgen Gerhards und Holger Lengfeld entwickeln ein Konzept einer sozial integrierten europäischen Gesellschaft, das auf der Annahme beruht, dass sich die EU-Bürger unabhängig von ihrer jeweils konkreten nationalen Herkunft als Gleiche anerkennen. Anhand von Daten einer Umfrage aus vier Ländern prüfen sie, in welchem Maße die Europäer diese Idee einer europäisierten Chancengleichheit unterstützen oder ob sie weiterhin einem nationalstaatlich geschlossenen Gleichheitskonzept anhängen. Die empirischen Befunde der Studie stimmen optimistisch: Die kulturellen Grundlagen für ein sozial integriertes Europa scheinen gegeben zu sein, da sich die Bürger der Europäischen Union in hohem Maße als Gleiche anerkennen, sich kaum gesellschaftliche Konfliktlinien um die Zubilligung gleicher Rechte für Bürger aus anderen EU-Ländern zeigen und die Menschen sich auch in der Alltagspraxis weitgehend an diesen Werten orientieren.

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