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Diets, Malnutrition, and DiseaseThe Indian Experience

Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S Kulkarni (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099215
eISBN:
9780199084500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099215.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

What distinguishes this book from the current literature is its analysis of malnutrition and its meticulous exploration of dietary transition, poverty nutrition traps and links between multiple ... More

Gendering Mental HealthKnowledges, Identities, and Institutions

Gendering Mental Health: Knowledges, Identities, and Institutions

Bhargavi V. Davar and T. K. Sundari Ravindran (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199453535
eISBN:
9780199085408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453535.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Steeped in archaic and narrow colonial attitudes towards people of ‘unsound mind’, the discourse on mental health in India, as also the public apparatus dealing with it, are rigid, exclusionary and ... More

HeavyThe Obesity Crisis in Cultural Context

Heavy: The Obesity Crisis in Cultural Context

Helene A. Shugart

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190210625
eISBN:
9780190210656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210625.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The current “obesity epidemic” has been at the top of the national and, increasingly, global public agenda for the last decade—the subject of extensive and intensive concern, scrutiny, and corrective ... More

Population and Reproductive Health in IndiaAn Assessment of the Current Situation and Future Needs

Population and Reproductive Health in India: An Assessment of the Current Situation and Future Needs

Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, P M Kulkarni, K G Santhya, and Firoza Mehrotra

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198096238
eISBN:
9780199082940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096238.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

India has expressed its commitment to ensuringa healthy, educated, skilled, and employed population through a large number of policies and programmes. Additionally, legislative measures in the area ... More

Public Health and Private WealthStem Cells, Surrogates, and Other Strategic Bodies

Public Health and Private Wealth: Stem Cells, Surrogates, and Other Strategic Bodies

Sarah Hodges and Mohan Rao (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199463374
eISBN:
9780199086993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463374.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine, Population and Demography

Poverty was the predominant paradigm within which science policy was constructed in the late colonial, nationalist, and post-independence eras of India. Whether as critics of its poverty or as ... More

Sociology of Health and MedicineNew Perspectives

Sociology of Health and Medicine: New Perspectives

V. Sujatha

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099130
eISBN:
9780199082995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099130.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Health and medicine have interested demographers and public health experts more than social scientists in India. Foundational questions on the meaning and experience of health and on the role of ... More

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