Skip to main content

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.

Recommended For You

  • Movement of knowledge

    Medical humanities perspectives on medicine, science, and experience

    Medical knowledge is always in motion. It moves from the lab to the office, from a press release to a patient, from an academic journal to a civil servant's desk and then on to a policymaker. These movements matter: value judgements on the validity of certain forms of knowledge determine the direction of clinical research, and policy decisions are taken in relation to existing knowledge. The ... Read more

    $25.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Movement of knowledge: Medical humanities perspectives on medicine, science, and experience

    Medicinsk kunskap är alltid i rörelse. Den kan färdas från laboratoriet till kontoret, med en pressrelease till en patient, via en vetenskaplig artikel till en tjänsteman och kanske vidare till en beslutsfattare. Förflyttningen till olika sammanhang har betydelse för hur kunskapen uppfattas och används, vilket i sin tur kan påverka inriktningen på både forskning och politiska beslut.Komplexiteten ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

People who read these also enjoyed

  • Our Posthuman Future

    Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution

    In 1989, Francis Fukuyama made his now-famous pronouncement that because "the major alternatives to liberal democracy had exhausted themselves," history as we knew it had reached its end. Ten years later, he revised his argument: we hadn't reached the end of history, he wrote, because we hadn't yet reached the end of science. Arguing that our greatest advances still to come will be in the life ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Our Posthuman Future

    Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution

    Is a baby whose personality has been chosen from a gene supermarket still a human? If we choose what we create what happens to morality? Is this the end of human nature? The dramatic advances in DNA technology over the last few years are the stuff of science fiction. It is now not only possible to clone human beings it is happening. For the first time since the creation of the earth four billion ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Drugs for Life

    How Pharmaceutical Companies Define Our Health

    by Joseph Dumit ...
    series Experimental futures
    Every year the average number of prescriptions purchased by Americans increases, as do healthcare expenditures, which are projected to reach one-fifth of the U.S. gross domestic product by 2020. In Drugs for Life, Joseph Dumit considers how our burgeoning consumption of medicine and cost of healthcare not only came to be, but also came to be taken for granted. For several years, Dumit attended ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • The Politics of Life Itself

    Biomedicine, Power, and Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century

    by Nikolas Rose ...
    series In-Formation
    For centuries, medicine aimed to treat abnormalities. But today normality itself is open to medical modification. Equipped with a new molecular understanding of bodies and minds, and new techniques for manipulating basic life processes at the level of molecules, cells, and genes, medicine now seeks to manage human vital processes. The Politics of Life Itself offers a much-needed examination of ... Read more

    $30.99 USD

  • New Genetics, New Identities

    series Genetics and Society
    What implications are applications of new genetic technologies in biomedicine having on social identity in today’s society?New Genetics, New Identities, a wide-ranging multi-disciplinary volume in the CESAGen Genetics & Society Book series, presents not only theoretical reflection but also empirical case studies drawn from an international array of authors. Including the highly controversial areas ... Read more


  • An Anthropology of Biomedicine

    An Anthropology of Biomedicine is an exciting new introduction to biomedicine and its global implications. Focusing on the ways in which the application of biomedical technologies bring about radical changes to societies at large, cultural anthropologist Margaret Lock and her co-author physician and medical anthropologist Vinh-Kim Nguyen develop and integrate the thesis that the human body in ... Read more

    $68.50 USD

  • Trans Medicine

    The Emergence and Practice of Treating Gender

    **Finalist, PROSE Award in Clinical Medicine**A rich examination of the history of trans medicine and current day practiceSurfacing in the mid-twentieth century, yet shrouded in social stigma, transgender medicine is now a rapidly growing medical field. In Trans Medicine, stef shuster makes an important intervention in how we understand the development of this field and how it is being used to ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • Enhancing Human Capacities

    Enhancing Human Capacities is the first to review the very latest scientific developments in human enhancement. It is unique in its examination of the ethical and policy implications of these technologies from a broad range of perspectives.Presents a rich range of perspectives on enhancement from world leading ethicists and scientists from Europe and North AmericaThe most comprehensive volume yet ... Read more

    $110.00 USD

  • Designing and Conducting Gender, Sex, and Health Research

    This book is the first textbook dedicated to critically examining gender and sex in study designs, methods, and analysis in health research. In order to produce ethical, accurate, and effective research findings it is vital to integrate both sex (biological characteristics) and gender (socially constructed factors) into any health study. This book draws attention to some of the methodological ... Read more

    $67.99 USD

  • Against Health

    How Health Became the New Morality

    Book 18 - Biopolitics
    Navigates the divergent cultural meanings of health, and its entanglement with morality in current political discourseYou see someone smoking a cigarette and say,“Smoking is bad for your health,” when what you mean is, “You are a bad person because you smoke.” You encounter someone whose body size you deem excessive, and say, “Obesity is bad for your health,” when what you mean is, “You are lazy, ... Read more

    $26.99 USD