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A Womb With a View: America's Growing Public Interest in Pregnancy

By Laura Tropp
  • ISBN Code: : 1440828105
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 193
  • Category : Health & Fitness
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Through history, interviews, anecdotes, and popular culture, this book examines pregnancy from all angles, covering changing expectations for pregnancy; new definitions of when fatherhood begins; the implications of new, earlier connections to the fetus; and the political, economic, and social consequences to the public.

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Book Short Summary:

During the past several decades, the fetus has been diversely represented in political debates, medical textbooks and journals, personal memoirs and autobiographies, museum exhibits and mass media, and civil and criminal law. Ourselves Unborn argues that the meanings people attribute to the fetus are not based simply on biological fact or theological truth, but are in fact strongly influenced by competing definitions of personhood and identity, beliefs about knowledge and authority, and assumptions about gender roles and sexuality. In addition, these meanings can be shaped by dramatic historical change: over the course of the twentieth century, medical and technological changes made fetal development more comprehensible, while political and social changes made the fetus a subject of public controversy. Moreover, since the late nineteenth century, questions about how fetal life develops and should be valued have frequently intersected with debates about the authority of science and religion, and the relationship between the individual and society. In examining the contested history of fetal meanings, Sara Dubow brings a fresh perspective to these vital debates.

The Glass Castle

By Jeannette Walls
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1416550607
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 426
  • Pdf File: the-glass-castle.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

Handbook of Health Psychology

By Tracey A. Revenson,Regan A. R. Gurung
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351683268
  • Total of Pages : 540
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 797
  • Pdf File: handbook-of-health-psychology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This rich resource provides a thorough overview of current knowledge and new directions in the study of the biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors that affect health, health behavior, and illness. Chapters review the latest theories and research with an emphasis on how research is translated into behavioral medicine interventions. Featuring contributions from top researchers and rising stars in the field, authors provide a theoretical foundation; evaluate the empirical evidence; and make suggestions for future research, clinical practice, and policy. The handbook reflects the latest approaches to health psychology today, including: Emphasis throughout on the socio-cultural aspects of health, including socioeconomic status, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age/developmental stage A new section on emerging areas in health psychology, including behavioral genomics, military veterans' health, and digital health Coverage of prevention, interventions, and treatment in the applications section An expansion of the biopsychosocial model across several levels of analysis, including cultural, macro-social, and cellular factors Sustained emphasis on translating research into practice and policy The handbook considers the intersections of concepts (behavior change), populations (women's and sexual minority health), cultural groups (African American, Asian American, and Latino), risk and protective factors (obesity, coping), and diseases (cancer, diabetes, HIV), making it essential reading for scholars of health psychology, public health, epidemiology, and nursing. Novices to the field appreciate the accessibly written chapters, while seasoned professionals appreciate the book's deep, cutting-edge coverage.

Exploring Medical Anthropology

By Donald Joralemon
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1315470608
  • Total of Pages : 156
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 354
  • Pdf File: exploring-medical-anthropology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now in its fourth edition, Exploring Medical Anthropology provides a concise and engaging introduction to medical anthropology. It presents competing theoretical perspectives in a balanced fashion, highlighting points of conflict and convergence. Concrete examples and the author’s personal research experiences are utilized to explain some of the discipline’s most important insights, such as that biology and culture matter equally in the human experience of disease and that medical anthropology can help to alleviate human suffering. The text has been thoroughly updated for the fourth edition, including fresh case studies and a new chapter on drugs. It contains a range of pedagogical features to support teaching and learning, including images, text boxes, a glossary, and suggested further reading.

African American Lives

By Henry Louis Gates Jr.,Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 019988286X
  • Total of Pages : 1056
  • Category : History
  • Members : 935
  • Pdf File: african-american-lives.pdf

Book Short Summary:

African American Lives offers up-to-date, authoritative biographies of some 600 noteworthy African Americans. These 1,000-3,000 word biographies, selected from over five thousand entries in the forthcoming eight-volume African American National Biography, illuminate African-American history through the immediacy of individual experience. From Esteban, the earliest known African to set foot in North America in 1528, right up to the continuing careers of Venus and Serena Williams, these stories of the renowned and the near forgotten give us a new view of American history. Our past is revealed from personal perspectives that in turn inspire, move, entertain, and even infuriate the reader. Subjects include slaves and abolitionists, writers, politicians, and business people, musicians and dancers, artists and athletes, victims of injustice and the lawyers, journalists, and civil rights leaders who gave them a voice. Their experiences and accomplishments combine to expose the complexity of race as an overriding issue in America's past and present. African American Lives features frequent cross-references among related entries, over 300 illustrations, and a general index, supplemented by indexes organized by chronology, occupation or area of renown, and winners of particular honors such as the Spingarn Medal, Nobel Prize, and Pulitzer Prize.

Birth as an American Rite of Passage

By Robbie Davis-Floyd
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1000574288
  • Total of Pages : 442
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 381
  • Pdf File: birth-as-an-american-rite-of-passage.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This classic book, first published in 1992 and again in 2003, has inspired three generations of childbearing people, birth activists and researchers, and birth practitioners—midwives, doulas, nurses, and obstetricians—to take a fresh look at the "standard procedures" that are routinely used to "manage" American childbirth. It was the first book to identify these non-evidence-based obstetric interventions as rituals that enact and transmit the core values of the American technocracy, thereby answering the pressing question of why these interventions continue to be performed despite all evidence to the contrary. This third edition brings together Davis-Floyd's insights into the intense ritualization of labor and birth and the technocratic, humanistic, and holistic models of birth with new data collected in recent years.

The Englishman's Food

By Anne Wilbraham,J.C. Drummond
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 144647545X
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : History
  • Members : 552
  • Pdf File: the-englishman-s-food.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Medieval gardens; cookshops; spices; ale, beer, wine and spirits; the food of peasants, labourers, townspeople, the wealthy, the poor and the country gentleman; fish, meat and game; the feeding of infants, children; dairy products; vitamins, proteins, fat and fibre; the adulteration of food; the four bottle man; bread; poaching; tea, coffee and chocolate; food in schools and institutions; sugar and sweetmeats; root crops; the agricultural revolution; the importance of 'white meats', the vegetarian diet; menus and recipes. . . The Englishman's Food was first published in 1939, fully revised in 1957 and now appears with a new updating introduction. A ground-breaking book, it is a fascinating and authoritative survey of food production, consumption, fashions and follies over a period of five hundred years. Reprinted with a new introduction by food editor Tom Jaine.

Digital Human Modeling. Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics, and Risk Management

By Vincent G. Duffy
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319913972
  • Total of Pages : 659
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 216
  • Pdf File: digital-human-modeling-applications-in-health-safety-ergonomics-and-risk-management.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics, and Risk Management, DHM 2018, held as part of HCI International 2018 in Las Vegas, NV, USA. HCII 2018 received a total of 4346 submissions, of which 1171 papers and 160 posters were accepted for publication after a careful reviewing process. The 53 papers presented in this volume were organized in topical sections as follows: Anthropometry, ergonomics and design; Motion modelling and rehabilitation; User diversity and well-being; Nursing and medical applications; Transportation human factors.

Diseases of the Abdomen and Pelvis 2018-2021

By Juerg Hodler,Rahel A. Kubik-Huch,Gustav K. von Schulthess
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319750194
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 121
  • Pdf File: diseases-of-the-abdomen-and-pelvis-2018-2021.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This open access book deals with imaging of the abdomen and pelvis, an area that has seen considerable advances over the past several years, driven by clinical as well as technological developments. The respective chapters, written by internationally respected experts in their fields, focus on imaging diagnosis and interventional therapies in abdominal and pelvic disease; they cover all relevant imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and positron emission tomography. As such, the book offers a comprehensive review of the state of the art in imaging of the abdomen and pelvis. It will be of interest to general radiologists, radiology residents, interventional radiologists, and clinicians from other specialties who want to update their knowledge in this area.

Experiments on Embryos

By Anthony Dyson,John Harris
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134985991
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 714
  • Pdf File: experiments-on-embryos.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Covering scientific, legal, ethical, historical, theological and public policy aspects of human embryo research, the cases for and against are put strongly and clearly. Scientific evidence is cogently presented by leading embryologists.

Introducing Religion

By Robert S. Ellwood
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000709019
  • Total of Pages : 372
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 478
  • Pdf File: introducing-religion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Introducing Religion explores different ways of looking at religion in the twenty-first century. Providing a broad overview to the discipline of religious studies, this textbook introduces students to engaging and contemporary topics such as: sociology of religion psychology of religion history of religion religion and art religious ethics popular religion religion and violence Thoroughly updated throughout, this fifth edition includes images, further reading, a detailed glossary, case studies, and key terms for revision. This is the essential textbook for students approaching this subject area for the first time.