Health, Society, and Policy

No longer active. Health, Society and Policy, edited by Sheryl Ruzek and Irving Kenneth Zola, takes a critical stance with regard to health policy and medical practice, ranging broadly in subject matter. Backlist titles include books on the legal and professional status of midwifery, the experience and regulation of kidney transplants, the evolution of federal law on architectural access, and a political/ethical argument for making the community responsible for universal access to health care. 

A Case About Amy

R. C. Smith

An inspirational and telling story about a family's struggle to get equal educational opportunity for their deaf daughter

344 pages | 6 x 9


Cocaine Changes

The Experience of Using and Quitting

Dan Waldorf, Craig Reinarman, and Sheigla Murphy

Over 200 in-depth interviews with heavy users document the dangers of cocaine, but the authors contend that the national hysteria over it is largely unfounded

336 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Dangerous Passage

The Social Control of Sexuality in Women's Adolescence

Constance A. Nathanson

Adolescent pregnancy as a public policy issue

304 pages


The Disabled State

Deborah Stone

The defining assumptions and assumed definition of the welfare state

256 pages


The Feel of Silence

Bonnie Poitras Tucker

The compelling memoir of a profoundly deaf woman lawyer and professor surviving the ironies and trials of accommodating a hearing world

232 pages | 6 x 9


From Good Will to Civil Rights

Transforming Federal Disability Policy

Richard K. Scotch

An updated edition of the landmark book on disability policy

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


The Health of the Republic

Epidemics, Medicine, and Moralism as Challenges to Democracy

Dan E. Beauchamp

A link between the health of the American republic and the health of its citizens

312 pages


Managing Sickle Cell Disease in Low-Income Families

Shirley A. Hill

A comprehensive account of SCD and its affect on low-income families

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


The Regulation of Sexuality

Experiences of Family Planning Workers

Carole Joffe

208 pages


Schooling Without Labels

Parents, Educators, and Inclusive Education

Douglas Biklen

How people who have been labeled "disabled" might become full participants in different areas of society

210 pages


Sexual Cultures and the Construction of Adolescent Identities

Edited by Janice M. Irvine

Adolescent sexual awakening is reevaluated in terms of social and cultural influences

336 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables, 3 figs.


Wash and Be Healed

The Water-Cure Movement and Women's Health

Susan E. Cayleff

An exploration of the relationship between hydrotherapy and the women who took the cure

257 pages


Women Resisting AIDS

Feminist Strategies of Empowerment

Edited by Beth E. Schneider and Nancy Stoller

Original essays discuss the increasingly rapid spread of AIDS among women, including the responses of women of color, lesbians, and low-income women

352 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 6 figs.


Women with Disabilities

Essays in Psychology, Culture, and Politics

Edited by Adrienne Asch, and Michelle Fine

The integration of gender studies with disability scholarship

347 pages | 6 x 9


A World without Words

The Social Construction of Children Born Deaf and Blind

David Goode

Exploring communication with children born deaf-blind

336 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 tables, 1 figs.