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Catch and ReleaseThe Enduring Yet Vulnerable Horseshoe Crab

Catch and Release: The Enduring Yet Vulnerable Horseshoe Crab

Lisa Jean Moore

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479876303
eISBN:
9781479848096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876303.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Based on a multimethod study that centers on interviews with over 30 conservationists, field biologists, ecologists, paleontologists and over 3 years of my fieldwork on urban beaches in the New York ... More

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

Contraceptive RiskThe FDA, Depo-Provera, and the Politics of Experimental Medicine

Contraceptive Risk: The FDA, Depo-Provera, and the Politics of Experimental Medicine

William Green

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479876990
eISBN:
9781479825929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876990.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The odyssey of Depo-Provera is a study of the politics of contraceptive drug risk management, which involves a lengthy struggle over the scientific assessment of the drug's health risk and ... 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

Personalized MedicineEmpowered Patients in the 21st Century?

Personalized Medicine: Empowered Patients in the 21st Century?

Barbara Prainsack

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479814879
eISBN:
9781479856909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814879.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Medicine has been personal since long before personalized medicine became popular as a concept. Health professionals have long taken into consideration individual characteristics of their patients ... 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

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