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Revisioning Women, Health and Healing: Feminist, Cultural and Technoscience Perspectives [NOOK Book]

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This engaging collection examines the implications and representations of race, class and gender in health care offering new approaches to women's health care. Subjects covered range from reproductive issues to AIDS.

Disc. reproductive issues, racism, lesbian health, midlife women, acculturation, nutrition, public health.

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Revisioning Women, Health and Healing: Feminist, Cultural and Technoscience Perspectives

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Overview

This engaging collection examines the implications and representations of race, class and gender in health care offering new approaches to women's health care. Subjects covered range from reproductive issues to AIDS.

Disc. reproductive issues, racism, lesbian health, midlife women, acculturation, nutrition, public health.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317795438
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/12/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Adele E. Clarke is Associate Professor of Sociology and History of Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. She is author of Disciplining Reproduction: American Life Scientists and the "Problem of Sex" (1998) and co-edited Women's Health: Complexities and Differences (1997) with Virginia L. Olesen and Sheryl Ruzek. Virginia L. Olesen is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Revising, Diffracting, Acting 3
The Virtual Speculum in the New World Order 49
The Woman in the Flexible Body 97
One New Reproductive Technology, Multiple Sites: How Feminist Methodology Bleeds into Everyday Life 119
Naked Methodology: Researching the Lives of Women with HIV/AIDS 136
La Sufrida: Contradictions of Acculturation and Gender in Latina Health 155
Whose Science of Food and Health? Narratives of Profession and Activism from Public-Health Nutrition 166
Warning Signs: Acting on Images 187
The Girl in the Cast 202
PostColonial Psychiatry: The Making of a Colonized Pathology 221
Public Pregnancies and Cultural Narratives of Surveillance 231
A Study in Reproductive Technologies 254
Will the "Real" Mother Please Stand Up?: The Logic of Eugenics and American National Family Planning 266
The Social Construction of the "Immoral" Black Mother: Social Policy, Community Policing, and Effects on Youth Violence 283
Rethinking Feminist Ideologies and Actions: Thoughts on the Past and Future of Health Reform 303
Agendas for Lesbian Health: Countering the Ills of Homophobia 324
Midlife Women's Health: Conflicting Perspectives of Health Care Providers and Midlife Women and Consequences for Health 343
Resisting Closure, Embracing Uncertainties, Creating Agendas 355
About the Contributors 359
Index 365
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