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Gender and health : an international perspective

Author: Carolyn F Sargent; Caroline Brettell
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Suitable for courses in Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of Gender, and Women and Health in departments of Anthropology, Women's Studies, and Public Health. This text demonstrates how biology,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn F Sargent; Caroline Brettell
ISBN: 0130794279 9780130794277
OCLC Number: 32924779
Description: x, 370 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Gender, medicine, and health / Carolyn Sargent and Caroline Brettell --
The language of science and medicine --
The egg and the sperm : how science has constructed a romance based on stereotypical male-female roles / Emily Martin --
Unnatural births : cesarean sections in the discourse of the "natural childbirth" movement / Helena Michie and Naomi R. Cahn --
Gender, health, and the life cycle --
The cultural constructions of the premenstrual and menopause syndromes / Dona Davis --
Gender, aging, and health : a comparative approach / Maria G. Cattell --
Technology, gender, and health --
The technocratic body and the organic body : hegemony and heresy in women's birth choices / Robbie E. Davis-Floyd --
Women and the debate over mammography : an economic, political, and moral history / Patricia A. Kaufert --
Gender, medical ethics, and personhood --
Cancer and women : some feminist ethics concerns / Susan Sherwin --
Boundary crossings : gender and power in clinical ethics consultations / Patricia A. Marshall --
A handmaid's tale : the rhetoric of personhood in American and Japanese healing of abortions / Thomas J. Csordas --
Gender, healing, and the social production of health --
Political economy, gender, and the social production of health and illness / Linda M. Whiteford --
Women, work, and household health in the context of development / Carole H. Browner and Joanne Leslie --
The impress of extremity : women's experience of trauma and political violence / Janis H. Jenkins --
Gender and health policy --
Women and health policy : on the inclusion of females in clinical trials / Jean A. Hamilton --
Risk, prevention, and international health policy / Carol MacCormack --
Gender relations, sexuality, and AIDS risk among African American and Latina women / Margaret R. Weeks, Merrill Singer, Maryland Grier, and Jean J. Schensul.
Responsibility: edited by Carolyn F. Sargent, Caroline B. Brettell.

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