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Cloning Wild LifeZoos, Captivity, and the Future of Endangered Animals

Cloning Wild Life: Zoos, Captivity, and the Future of Endangered Animals

Carrie Friese

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729083
eISBN:
9780814729090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729083.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The natural world is marked by an ever-increasing loss of varied habitats, a growing number of species extinctions, and a full range of new kinds of dilemmas posed by global warming. At the same ... More

Critical Trauma Studies"Understanding Violence, Conflict and Memory in Everyday Life"

Critical Trauma Studies: "Understanding Violence, Conflict and Memory in Everyday Life"

Monica J. Casper and Eric Wertheimer (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479896561
eISBN:
9781479828425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479896561.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Trauma is a universal human experience. While each person responds differently to trauma, its presence in our lives nonetheless marks a continual thread through human history and prehistory. In ... More

Heart-SickThe Politics of Risk, Inequality, and Heart Disease

Heart-Sick: The Politics of Risk, Inequality, and Heart Disease

Janet K. Shim

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814786833
eISBN:
9781479866748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814786833.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, affects people from all walks of life, yet who lives and who dies from heart disease still depends on race, class, and gender. While ... More

Is Breast Best?Taking on the Breastfeeding Experts and the New High Stakes of Motherhood

Is Breast Best?: Taking on the Breastfeeding Experts and the New High Stakes of Motherhood

Joan B. Wolf

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794814
eISBN:
9780814795255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794814.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Why has breastfeeding re-asserted itself over the last twenty years, and why are the government, the scientific and medical communities, and so many mothers so invested in the idea? This book ... More

The Material GeneGender, Race, and Heredity after the Human Genome Project

The Material Gene: Gender, Race, and Heredity after the Human Genome Project

Kelly E. Happe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814790670
eISBN:
9780814744727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814790670.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In 2000, the National Human Genome Research Institute announced the completion of a “draft” of the human genome, the sequence information of nearly all 3 billion base pairs of DNA. Since then, ... More

Men at RiskMasculinity, Heterosexuality and HIV Prevention

Men at Risk: Masculinity, Heterosexuality and HIV Prevention

Shari Dworkin

Published in print:
1942
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479806454
eISBN:
9781479819683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806454.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Although the first AIDS cases were attributed to men having sex with men, over 70 percent of HIV infections worldwide are now estimated to occur through sex between women and men. In Men at Risk, ... More

Phantom LimbAmputation, Embodiment, and Prosthetic Technology

Phantom Limb: Amputation, Embodiment, and Prosthetic Technology

Cassandra S. Crawford

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789285
eISBN:
9780814764824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789285.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Phantom limb pain is one of the most intractable and merciless pains ever known—a pain that haunts appendages that do not physically exist, often persisting with uncanny realness long after fleshy ... More

Saving FaceDisfigurement and the Politics of Appearance

Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance

Heather Laine Talley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784105
eISBN:
9781479840052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784105.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The face is a core feature of our physical identity. Our face is how others identify us and how we think of our “self.” Yet, human faces are also essential mechanisms for communication and as a means ... More

September 12Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

September 12: Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

Gregory Smithsimon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740842
eISBN:
9780814771129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740842.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The collapse of the World Trade Center shattered windows across the street in Battery Park City, throwing the neighborhood into darkness and smothering homes in debris. Residents fled. In the months ... More

To Fix or to HealPatient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Joseph E. Davis and Ana Marta Gonzalez (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The collected essays in To Fix or to Heal examine the persistence of reductionistic approaches to medicine and public health. Despite widespread discontent with such approaches and good reasons to ... More

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