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Gender and Health an International Perspective

by Caroline B. Brettell

  • ISBN: 9780130794277
  • ISBN10: 0130794279

Gender and Health an International Perspective

by Caroline B. Brettell

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publish date: 11/01/1995
  • ISBN: 9780130794277
  • ISBN10: 0130794279
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Description: 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 Schensul.
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