Globalization, Women, And Health In The 21st Century [NOOK Book]

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We are still only beginning to understand the increasingly complex set of interdependencies among gender, health, and globalization. Globalization, Women, and Health in the 21st Century brings together a diverse group of distinguished scholars and activists to explore the new risks and freedoms for men and women in a global society and their health determinants. They map the gendered impact of these processes and present a health landscape that goes beyond nation states into trans-border flows of capital, people,...

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Overview

We are still only beginning to understand the increasingly complex set of interdependencies among gender, health, and globalization. Globalization, Women, and Health in the 21st Century brings together a diverse group of distinguished scholars and activists to explore the new risks and freedoms for men and women in a global society and their health determinants. They map the gendered impact of these processes and present a health landscape that goes beyond nation states into trans-border flows of capital, people, goods, and services. Each chapter begins with a global analysis of specific trends followed by "in perspective" pieces by authors from contrasting disciplines and geographies. Given rapid changes in global society through globalization, this book serves as an important resource to reiterate the place of health and gender at the forefront of discussion.

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"This book teases apart the complex interactions that occur between the forces of globalization, gender issues, and selected specific health risks and outcomes. Usually we applaud when the gender gap closes because it signals less inequity in the world. But as the authors report in powerful case studies, as this happens for two of the largest and increasing causes of death in the world, HIV/AIDS and tobacco, the long-term impact will be devastatingly negative. Progress to reduce the burden of these and many other health outcomes require a sophisticated understanding of how best to harness globalization for good and how to redress centuries old gender biases in health policy development. The authors of this volume are to be commended for showing a possible way forward."—Derek Yach, Chair, Global Health Division, Yale School of Public Health
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230258914
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/11/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 839 KB

Meet the Author

Ilona Kickbusch has been active in global health for 25 years. She held senior positions with the World Health Organization and was responsible for major policy documents and initiatives such as the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, the Healthy Cities Project and the women's health initiative Women's Health Counts. As Professor for Global Health at Yale University and leader of the Fulbright New Century Scholars program she contributed significantly to the development of global public health. She now acts as senior policy advisor at the national and international level and is a senior associate of the Nuffield Trust.

Kari Hartwig is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Global Health at Yale University's School of Public Health and a Research Associate with Yale's Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS. Over the past 15 years she has been engaged in global HIV/AIDS projects and research in Asia, Africa and Latin America with a focus on gender analysis, structural interventions and NGO capacity building. Her other research focuses on the ethics of international funding, donor coordination as well as global and local inequities in health.

Justin M. List, a former fellow at the Institute of Ethics at the American Medical Association and previous editor for Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, is a medical student at the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Understanding gender, health, and globalization : opportunities and challenges 9
2 Philosophy and religion : do activists for women's health need them? 29
3 The pathways between trade liberalization and reproductive health : a review of the literature and some propositions for research and action 47
In perspective : globalization, trade liberalization, and women's health : a Nepalese perspective 76
In perspective : gender, health, and globalization : an international NGO perspective 86
4 Globalization, health, and the engendering of resistance in everyday life 95
In perspective : gender, health, and globalization in the Middle East : male infertility, ICSI, and men's resistance 113
In perspective : globalizing gendered resistance : moving beyond the individual 126
5 Women, health, and globalization : a critical social movement perspective 135
In perspective : gendered cures for global health initiatives in Africa 149
In perspective : globalization, gender, and health : a perspective on Latin American sexual and reproductive health 157
6 A comfortable home : globalization and changing gender roles in the fight against HIV/AIDS 167
In perspective : Tanzania living with HIV/AIDS 183
In perspective : two sides to home : cross-border sexualities 191
7 Opening a global gold mine : globalization, gender, and transnational tobacco companies 201
In perspective : women's health under fire : does it need to go up in smoke? 219
In perspective : globalization, gender, and the pandemic of disease in women caused by tobacco 226
8 The case for women's health research in the United States : grassroots efforts, legislative change, and scientific development 235
In perspective : gender in public health research and policies in Germany and Europe 245
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