Award Winning Books: Health and Health Policy

Conceiving Masculinity

Male Infertility, Medicine, and Identity

Liberty Walther Barnes

British Sociological Association's Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize, 2015

Shining a light on the world of male infertility and how clinics bolster and protect men's notions of masculinity

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 table


Dangerous Passage

The Social Control of Sexuality in Women's Adolescence

Constance A. Nathanson

Eliot Freidson Outstanding Book in Medical Sociology, American Sociological Association, 1993

Adolescent pregnancy as a public policy issue

304 pages


Deviance and Medicalization

From Badness to Sickness

Peter Conrad, and Joseph W. Schneider

Charles Horton Cooley Book Award, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 1981

A classic text on deviance is updated and reissued

352 pages | 7 x 10


The Gold Standard

The Challenge of Evidence-Based Medicine and Standardization in Health Care

Marc Berg, and Stefan Timmermans

Winner of the Robert Merton Professional Book Award from the Science, Knowledge, and Society section of the American Sociological Association for the best book published in the past three years in the area of science studies, 2005

The first book to explore the effects of dramatic changes in the delivery of medical care

280 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 1 figure, 4 halftones


Medical Malpractice

Law, Tactics, and Ethics

Frank M. McClellan

Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1995

An experienced litigator lays out the essential issues

328 pages | 6 x 9


Of Others Inside

Insanity, Addiction, and Belonging in America

Darin Weinberg and Bryan S Turner

Melvin Pollner Prize in Ethnomethodology by the American Sociological Association Section on Ethnomethodology & Conversation Analysis, 2011

An original, comparative look at homelessness, mental disease, and addiction in America

248 pages | 6 x 9


Who Cares for the Elderly?

Public Policy and the Experiences of Adult Daughters

Emily K. Abel

Distinguished Contribution to Qualitative Gerontology, American Sociological Association, 1994

The exploration of family care for disabled elderly people

248 pages | 6 x 9