Gender and Health

Gender and Health : An International Perspective

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Appropriate for courses in Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of Gender, and Women and Health in departments of Anthropology, Women's Studies, and Public Health. This text responds to a growing interest in the relationship between gender, health care organization and health policy. In examining this relationship, it demonstrates how biology, medicine, health and ethical dilemmas are influenced by culture and shaped by social, political and economic more

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  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 175.26 x 223.52 x 20.32mm | 544.31g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130794279
  • 9780130794277

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About the Contributors. INTRODUCTION: GENDER, MEDICINE, AND HEALTH, Carolyn Sargent and Caroline Brettell. I. THE LANGUAGE OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE. 1. The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles, Emily Martin. 2. Unnatural Births: Cesarean Sections in the Discourse of the "Natural Childbirth" Movement, Helena Michie and Naomi R. Cahn. II. GENDER HEALTH AND THE LIFE CYCLE. 1. The Cultural Constructions of the Premenstrual and Menopause Syndromes, Dona Davis. 2. Gender, Aging and Health: A Comparative Approach, Maria G. Cattell. III. TECHNOLOGY, GENDER, AND HEALTH. 1. The Technocratic Body and the Organic Body: Hegemony and Heresy in Women's Birth Choices, Robbie E. Davis-Floyd. 2. Women and the Debate over Mammography: An Economic, Political and Moral History, Patricia A. Kaufert. IV. GENDER, MEDICAL ETHICS, AND PERSONHOOD. 1. Cancer and Women: Some Feminist Ethics Concerns, Susan Sherwin. 2. Boundary Crossings: Gender, and Power in Clinical Ethics Consultations, Patricia A. Marshall. 3. A Handmaid's Tale: The Rhetoric of Personhood in American and Japanese Healing of Abortions, Thomas J. Csordas. V. GENDER, HEALING AND THE SOCIAL PRODUCTION OF HEALTH. 1. Political Economy, Gender, and the Social Production of Health and Illness, Linda M. Whiteford. 2. Women, Work, and Household Health in the Context of Development, Carole H. Browner and Joanne Leslie. 3. The Impress of Extremity: Women's Experience of Trauma and Political Violence, Janis H. Jenkins. VI. GENDER AND HEALTH POLICY. 1. Women and Health Policy: On the Inclusion of Females in Clinical Trials, Jean A. Hamilton, M.D.. 2. Risk, Prevention and International Health Policy, Carol MacCormack. 3. Gender Relations, Sexuality and AIDS Risk Among African- American and Latina Women, Margaret R. Weeks, Merrill Singer, Maryland Grier and Jean more

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