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Women's bodies, wommen's worries : health and family planning in a Vietnamese rural community

Author: Tine Gammeltoft
Publisher: Richmond, Surrey [England] : Curzon Press, ©1999.
Series: Vietnam in transition series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first fully-fledged ethnography on health-related issues to come out of contemporary Vietnam, Women's Bodies, Women's Worries is a study of women's lives in a rural commune in the Red River delta. Starting as an examination of the impact of Vietnam's ambitious family planning policy on the health and lives of rural women, the study explores historical and contemporary socio-cultural forces which influence the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tine Gammeltoft
ISBN: 0700711112 9780700711116
OCLC Number: 40595742
Description: x, 277 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Fieldwork --
3. Planning Happy Families --
4. The IUD and Women's Health --
5. Body and Health --
6. Local Moral Worlds --
7. The Expression of Distress --
8. Conclusion: Antropologies of Suffering and Resistance.
Series Title: Vietnam in transition series.
Other Titles: Health and family planning in a Vietnamese rural community
Responsibility: Tine Gammeltoft.
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What begins as an investigation of contraceptive side effects becomes an inquiry into the daily lives of rural women, an examination of moral ideologies by which women's lives are circumscribed and  Read more...

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