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Gender and nation building in the Middle East : the political economy of health from Mandate Palestine to refugee camps in Jordan

Author: Elise G Young
Publisher: New York : I.B. Tauris, 2012.
Series: Library of modern Middle East studies, 114.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author offers an analysis of the politics of state building in the Middle East, viewed through the lens of health. Elise Young argues that gendered, raced and classed constructions of health are central to such state building processes.
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elise G Young
ISBN: 9781848854819 1848854811
OCLC Number: 770229661
Description: xi, 189 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: PREFACE * INTRODUCTION * Approach and Methodology: 'Knowledge' in the Era of the Modern Nation-state --
* Feminist Epistemology and Modernization Theory: Transmission of Knowledges --
* Epistemology and Oral History Methodology --
* Feminist Theory and Middle East Studies --
* State of the Field: Research on Jordan --
* Chapter Outline --
* IMPERIALISM AND HEALTH: POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS OF MALARIA ERADICATION CAMPAIGNS IN PALESTINE AND TRANSJORDAN, 1919-1939 --
* An Imperial Pursuit: Malaria Eradication and Land Reclamation * Race, Gender, Class Politics of Malaria Eradication --
* The Political Economy of Health and Rehabilitation --
* Mighty Reactions and Anti-Malaria Measures: A Testing Ground --
* Long Term Effects --
* Conclusion --
* 3. BETWEEN DAYA AND DOCTOR: A FORMIDABLE ABYSS? --
* Dangerous Hags and Sanitized Hovels: Midwifery and Modernity --
* Reorganization/Regulation/Specialization --
* A Formidable Journey: Midwives in Refugee Camps in Jordan --
* Conclusion --
* THE CAMP OF RETURN: HEALTH AND PALESTINIAN WOMEN REFUGEES IN JORDAN --
* Refugee or Freedom Fighter? Identity Politics and Health in Exile --
* The Political Economy of Refugee Health --
* Women Talk About Health: Al-Ghurbah, The Disaster --
* From Jabal al-Hussein Camp to the Ministry: Poverty/Reproductive Health/Resistance --
* Conclusion --
* AFTERWORD --
* BIBLIOGRAPHY --
*INDEX.
Series Title: Library of modern Middle East studies, 114.
Responsibility: Elise G. Young.

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