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              The COVID-19 Crisis: Social Perspectives
                

              The COVID-19 Crisis: Social Perspectives (Paperback)

              Edited by Lupton, Deborah; Willis, Karen

              • RRP: $82.99
              • $82.99
              • Pub Date
                11 May 21

              Since its emergence in early 2020, the COVID-19 crisis has affected every part of the world. Well beyond its health effects, the pandemic has wrought major changes in people's everyday lives as they confront restrictions imposed by physical distancing and consequences such as los...s of work, working or learning from home and reduced contact with family and friends. This edited collection covers a diverse range of experiences, practices and representations across international contexts and cultures (UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand). Together, these contributions offer a rich account of COVID society. They provide snapshots of what life was like for people in a variety of situations and locations living through the first months of the novel coronavirus crisis, including discussion not only of health-related experiences but also the impact on family, work and social life and leisure activities. The socio-material dimensions of quotidian practices are highlighted: death rituals, dating apps, online musical performances, fitness and exercise practices, the role of windows, healthcare work, parenting children learning at home, moving in public space as a blind person and many more diverse topics are explored. In doing so, the authors surface the feelings of strangeness and challenges to norms of practice that were part of many people's experiences, highlighting the profound affective responses that accompanied the disruption to usual cultural forms of sociality and ritual in the wake of the COVID outbreak and restrictions on movement. The authors show how social relationships and social institutions were suspended, re-invented or transformed while social differences were brought to the fore. At the macro-level, the book includes localised and comparative analyses of political, health system and policy responses to the pandemic and highlights the differences in representations and experiences of very different social groups, including peopl
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              ISBN 9780367628987
              Released NZ 11 May 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The COVID-19 Crisis: Social Perspectives
                

              The COVID-19 Crisis: Social Perspectives (Hardback)

              Edited by Lupton, Deborah; Willis, Karen

              • RRP: $282.00
              • $282.00
              • Pub Date
                11 May 21

              Since its emergence in early 2020, the COVID-19 crisis has affected every part of the world. Well beyond its health effects, the pandemic has wrought major changes in people's everyday lives as they confront restrictions imposed by physical distancing and consequences such as los...s of work, working or learning from home and reduced contact with family and friends. This edited collection covers a diverse range of experiences, practices and representations across international contexts and cultures (UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand). Together, these contributions offer a rich account of COVID society. They provide snapshots of what life was like for people in a variety of situations and locations living through the first months of the novel coronavirus crisis, including discussion not only of health-related experiences but also the impact on family, work and social life and leisure activities. The socio-material dimensions of quotidian practices are highlighted: death rituals, dating apps, online musical performances, fitness and exercise practices, the role of windows, healthcare work, parenting children learning at home, moving in public space as a blind person and many more diverse topics are explored. In doing so, the authors surface the feelings of strangeness and challenges to norms of practice that were part of many people's experiences, highlighting the profound affective responses that accompanied the disruption to usual cultural forms of sociality and ritual in the wake of the COVID outbreak and restrictions on movement. The authors show how social relationships and social institutions were suspended, re-invented or transformed while social differences were brought to the fore. At the macro-level, the book includes localised and comparative analyses of political, health system and policy responses to the pandemic and highlights the differences in representations and experiences of very different social groups, including peopl
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              ISBN 9780367628956
              Released NZ 11 May 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Food, the Body and the Self
               

              Food, the Body and the Self (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lupton, Deborah

              • RRP: $135.00
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              In this analysis of the sociocultural and personal meanings of food and eating, the author explores the relationship between food and embodiment, the emotions and subjectivity. She includes discussion of the intertwining of food, meaning and culture in the context of childhood an...d the family.
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              ISBN 9780803976481
              Released NZ 15 Mar 1996
              Publisher SAGE Publications
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Digital Health: Critical and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives
               

              Digital Health: Critical and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (Paperback)

              By Lupton, Deborah

              • RRP: $91.99
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              The rise of digital health technologies is, for some, a panacea to many of the public health challenges we face today. But this is the first book to articulate a critical response to these new technologies, answering a number of compelling questions around the interests they repr...esent, and their effects on patients, physicians and how we conceive of public health. Citing empirical research throughout, the book challenges apolitical approaches to examine the impact new technologies have on social justice, and the implication for social and economic divisions. It discusses how self-tracking devices change the patient-physician relationship, and how the gamification of healthcare through digital apps affects the way we perceive and respond to our bodies. It asks which commercial interests enable different groups to communicate more widely, and how the information exchanged is stored. Relevant to students and researchers interested in public healthcare across sociology, psychology, anthropology and cultural studies, as well as policy makers and professionals in the field, this is a timely contribution on an important issue. The rise of digital health technologies is, for some, a panacea to many of the public health challenges we face today. This is the first book to articulate a critical response, answering a number of questions around the interests they represent, and their effects on patients, physicians and how we conceive of public health. Citing empirical research throughout, the book discusses how self-tracking devices change the patient-physician relationship, and how the gamification of healthcare affects the way we see our bodies. Cross disciplinary, it will be relevant across students and researchers of sociology, psychology, anthropology and cultural studies, as well as professionals in the field.
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              ISBN 9781138123458
              Released NZ 22 Aug 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Critical Approaches to Health
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              Self-Tracking, Health and Medicine: Sociological Perspectives
               

              Self-Tracking, Health and Medicine: Sociological Perspectives (Hardback)

              Edited by Lupton, Deborah

              • RRP: $282.00
              • $282.00
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              Self-tracking practices are part of many health and medical domains. The introduction of digital technologies such as smartphones, tablet computers, apps, social media platforms, dedicated patient support sites and wireless devices for medical monitoring has contributed to the ex...pansion of opportunities for people to engage in self-tracking of their bodies and health and illness states. The contributors to this book cover a range of self-tracking techniques, contexts and geographical locations: fitness tracking using the wearable Fitbit device in the UK; English adolescent girls' use of health and fitness apps; stress and recovery monitoring software and devices in a group of healthy Finns; self-monitoring by young Australian illicit drug users; an Italian diabetes self-care program using an app and web-based software; and 'show-and-tell' videos uploaded to the Quantified Self website about people's experiences of self-tracking. Major themes running across the collection include the emphasis on self-responsibility and self-management on which self-tracking rationales and devices tend to rely; the biopedagogical function of self-tracking (teaching people about how to be both healthy and productive biocitizens); and the reproduction of social norms and moral meanings concerning health states and embodiment (good health can be achieved through self-tracking, while illness can be avoided or better managed). This book was originally published as a special issue of the Health Sociology Review.
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              ISBN 9781138091085
              Released NZ 5 Oct 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Digital Sociology
               

              Digital Sociology (Hardback)

              By Lupton, Deborah

              • RRP: $353.00
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              New digital media technologies have had a profound influence on everyday life and social relations for many people in developed societies, and increasingly in developing societies. Preschools and child-care centres are now starting to advertise that they offer tablet computers as... part of their facilities. At the other end of the lifespan, Wiis are used to support mobility for the residents of aged care facilities and social media and self-tracking devices are being introduced to older people to assist them in living independently. Digital technologies are also increasingly used for political purposes, including social activism, as well for criminal activities. Digital sociology provides a means by which the impact, development and use of these technologies and their incorporation into social worlds and concepts of selfhood may be investigated, analysed and understood. So what is digital sociology? This book includes many examples of how digital technologies are incorporated into everyday life by users, from social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram to technologies used by companies for the surveillance and the monitoring of consumer habits, such as CCTV cameras, loyalty programs, patient opinion platforms and 'cookies' on websites. It will include discussion both of the banal, quotidian aspects of digital technology use as well as their employment as part of citizen journalism, citizen science, social movements, activism and criminal acts. The book will bring together a range of theoretical perspectives not only from sociology but also from anthropology, cultural and media studies, communication, science and technology studies, cultural geography and social computing to explore the social and cultural implications of the new digital media technologies across a range of cultural and spatial locations. It will locate the apparently 'new' field of digital sociology within its intellectual tradition, showing the trajectory of the
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              ISBN 9781138022768
              Released NZ 31 Oct 2014
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Digital Food Cultures
               

              Digital Food Cultures (Hardback)

              Other Lupton, Deborah; Feldman, Zeena

              • RRP: $282.00
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              This book explores the interrelations between food, technology and knowledge-sharing practices in producing digital food cultures. Digital Food Cultures adopts an innovative approach to examine representations and practices related to food across a variety of digital media: blogs... and vlogs (video blogs), Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, technology developers' promotional media, online discussion forums and self-tracking apps and devices. The book emphasises the diversity of food cultures available on the internet and other digital media, from those celebrating unrestrained indulgence in food to those advocating very specialised diets requiring intense commitment and focus. While most of the digital media and devices discussed in the book are available and used by people across the world, the authors offer valuable insights into how these global technologies are incorporated into everyday lives in very specific geographical contexts. This book offers a novel contribution to the rapidly emerging area of digital food studies and provides a framework for understanding contemporary practices related to food production and consumption internationally.
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              ISBN 9781138392540
              Released NZ 9 Apr 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Series Critical Food Studies
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              Fat
               

              Fat (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

              By Lupton, Deborah

              • RRP: $82.99
              • $82.99
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              In contemporary western societies, the fat body has become a focus of stigmatizing discourses and practices aimed at disciplining, regulating and containing it. Despite the fact that in many western countries fat bodies outnumber those that are thin, fat people are still socially... marginalized, and treated with derision and even repulsion and disgust. Medical and public health experts continue to insist that an `obesity epidemic' exists and that fatness is a pathological condition which should be prevented and controlled. Fat is a book about why the fat body has become so reviled and reviewed as diseased, the target of such intense discussion and debate about ways to reduce its size down to socially and medically acceptable dimensions. It is about the lived experience of fat embodiment: how does it feel to be fat in a fat phobic-society? Fat activism and obesity politics, and related controversies, are also discussed. Internationally-renowned sociologist Deborah Lupton explores fat as a sociocultural artefact: a bodily substance or body shape that is given meaning by complex and shifting systems of ideas, practices, emotions, material objects and interpersonal relationships. This analysis identifies broader preoccupations and trends in the ways that human bodies and selfhood are experienced and practised. The second and much expanded edition of Fat is twice as long as the original edition. Lupton incorporates the very latest current critical scholarship and research offered in the humanities and social sciences on fat embodiment and fat politics. New updated material is presented in every chapter, including substantial additional sections on new digital media. Fat is a lively, at times provocative introduction for the general reader, as well as for students and academics interested in the politics of embodiment and health.
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              ISBN 9781138493070
              Released NZ 28 May 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Fat
               

              Fat (Hardback, 2nd New edition)

              By Lupton, Deborah

              • RRP: $282.00
              • $282.00
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              In contemporary western societies, the fat body has become a focus of stigmatizing discourses and practices aimed at disciplining, regulating and containing it. Despite the fact that in many western countries fat bodies outnumber those that are thin, fat people are still socially... marginalized, and treated with derision and even repulsion and disgust. Medical and public health experts continue to insist that an `obesity epidemic' exists and that fatness is a pathological condition which should be prevented and controlled. Fat is a book about why the fat body has become so reviled and reviewed as diseased, the target of such intense discussion and debate about ways to reduce its size down to socially and medically acceptable dimensions. It is about the lived experience of fat embodiment: how does it feel to be fat in a fat phobic-society? Fat activism and obesity politics, and related controversies, are also discussed. Internationally-renowned sociologist Deborah Lupton explores fat as a sociocultural artefact: a bodily substance or body shape that is given meaning by complex and shifting systems of ideas, practices, emotions, material objects and interpersonal relationships. This analysis identifies broader preoccupations and trends in the ways that human bodies and selfhood are experienced and practised. The second and much expanded edition of Fat is twice as long as the original edition. Lupton incorporates the very latest current critical scholarship and research offered in the humanities and social sciences on fat embodiment and fat politics. New updated material is presented in every chapter, including substantial additional sections on new digital media. Fat is a lively, at times provocative introduction for the general reader, as well as for students and academics interested in the politics of embodiment and health.
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              ISBN 9781138493049
              Released NZ 30 May 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Digital Health: Critical and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives
               

              Digital Health: Critical and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (Hardback)

              By Lupton, Deborah

              • RRP: $282.00
              • $282.00
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              The rise of digital health technologies is, for some, a panacea to many of the public health challenges we face today. But this is the first book to articulate a critical response to these new technologies, answering a number of compelling questions around the interests they repr...esent, and their effects on patients, physicians and how we conceive of public health. Citing empirical research throughout, the book challenges apolitical approaches to examine the impact new technologies have on social justice, and the implication for social and economic divisions. It discusses how self-tracking devices change the patient-physician relationship, and how the gamification of healthcare through digital apps affects the way we perceive and respond to our bodies. It asks which commercial interests enable different groups to communicate more widely, and how the information exchanged is stored. Relevant to students and researchers interested in public healthcare across sociology, psychology, anthropology and cultural studies, as well as policy makers and professionals in the field, this is a timely contribution on an important issue. The rise of digital health technologies is, for some, a panacea to many of the public health challenges we face today. This is the first book to articulate a critical response, answering a number of questions around the interests they represent, and their effects on patients, physicians and how we conceive of public health. Citing empirical research throughout, the book discusses how self-tracking devices change the patient-physician relationship, and how the gamification of healthcare affects the way we see our bodies. Cross disciplinary, it will be relevant across students and researchers of sociology, psychology, anthropology and cultural studies, as well as professionals in the field.
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              ISBN 9781138123441
              Released NZ 22 Aug 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Critical Approaches to Health
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