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Essays on women, medicine and health

Author: Ann Oakley
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1993.
Series: Edinburgh education and society series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this collection of essays, Ann Oakley, one of the most influential social scientists of the last twenty years, brings together the best of her word on the sociology of women's health.
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Oakley, Ann.
Essays on women, medicine and health.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)607737132
Online version:
Oakley, Ann.
Essays on women, medicine and health.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)624417723
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Oakley
ISBN: 0748604413 9780748604418 0748604502 9780748604500
OCLC Number: 29223651
Description: xii, 295 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Divisions of Labour. 1. Beyond the Yellow Wallpaper. 2. The Limits of the Professional Imagination. 3. The Doctor's Problem. 4. On the Importance of Being a Nurse. 5. 'Consumerism' and the Future of the Perinatal Health Services. 6. Who Cares for Women? Science and 'Love' in Midwifery Today --
pt. II. Motherhood. 7. The Cries and Smiles of Babies. 8. Promoting the Health of Childbearing Women. 9. Perinatal Mortality --
Whose Problem? 10. Birth as a 'Normal' Process. 11. The Changing Social Context of Maternity Care --
pt. III. Technology. 12. The China Syndrome. 13. Technologies of Procreation: Hazards for Women and the Social Order? 14. A History Lesson: Ultrasound in Obstetrics. 15. Tamoxifen --
In Whose Best Interests? --
pt. IV. Methodology. 16. Ways of Knowing: Feminism and the Challenge to Knowledge. 17. Interviewing Women: A Contradiction in Terms? 18. Some Problems of the Scientific Research Method and Feminist Research Practice.
Series Title: Edinburgh education and society series.
Responsibility: Ann Oakley.

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