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Truth-Seeking in an Age of (Mis)Information Overload

Offers a thorough, multidisciplinary picture of the informational challenges of our media ecosystem, as well as collaborative strategies for addressing them.

Black Women and Resilience

A critical examination of the health disparities and collective resilience of Black women in the United States.

Chronicling a Crisis

A primary source collection of the local impact of the COVID pandemic on a college community which both records and reflects upon the nature of daily life during a crisis.

Black Women and Public Health

Moves Black women's voices and experiences from the margins to the center of conversations about public health.

Elder Care Journey

Combining expert knowledge and first-hand experience, a noted elder care researcher confronts the long-distance care of her own mother.

It Hurts Down There

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.

The Rise of Global Health

Chronicles the expanding global effort to confront public health challenges.

A Rhetoric of Remnants

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

Feminist Phenomenology and Medicine

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

Polio Boulevard

A unique chronicle of childhood polio told with a remarkable blend of provocative reflection, humor, and pluck.

Transforming Self and Others through Research

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

Ottoman Medicine

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

Measured Meals

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

Depression and Narrative

Edited by Hilary Clark
Introduction by Hilary Clark
Notes by Hilary Clark
Subjects: Psychology

How the story of depression gets told in print, on screen, and online.

What If Medicine Disappeared?

Argues convincingly, if counterintuitively, that modern medicine has little impact on longevity or mortality.

The Mediating Effect of Public Opinion on Public Policy

Examines how public opinion has influenced health care policy.

Nursing and Health Care for the Homeless

The lack of shelter creates many health hazards for the homeless and the lack of regular health care exacerbates chronic illnesses and fosters poor health practices within this group. Homeless children ...

The Life of Illness

The Life of Illness tells the story of one woman's courageous struggle with kidney failure, illness, and death. It is, however, a book about life, hope, faith, and the transformative power of caring for ...

Desire and Craving

This book is an ethnographic analysis of alcoholism, focusing on the importance of cultural explanations of heavy drinking in modern society. As a starting point, Alasuutari uses a cognitive concept of ...

Health Care Politics, Policy, and Distributive Justice

This book describes and evaluates power and influence in the creation, administration, and distribution of health care in the United States. His work is uniquely concerned with distributive justice as ...