The Politics of Women's Health: Exploring Agency and Autonomy / Edition 1

The Politics of Women's Health: Exploring Agency and Autonomy / Edition 1

by Susan Sherwin, Feminist Health Care Ethics Research Net
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566396332
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Pages:
321
Sales rank:
1,179,683
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2A Relational Approach to Autonomy in Health Care19
3Situating Women in the Politics of Health48
4The Politics of Health: Geneticization Versus Health Promotion64
5Contested Bodies, Contested Knowledges: Women, Health, and the Politics of Medicalization83
6Agency, Diversity, and Constraints: Women and Their Physicians, Canada, 1850-1950122
7Reflections the Transfer of "Progress": The Case of Reproduction150
8Anomalous Women and Political Strategies for Aging Societies178
9(Re)fashioning Medicine's Response to Wife Abuse205
10Reframing Research Involving Humans234
References261
About the Authors305
Index315

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