Women And Health

Women And Health

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by Sue Wilkinson University of Hull, Institute of Nursing Studies, Hull; Celia Kitzinger Loughborough U
     
 

ISBN-10: 0748401482

ISBN-13: 9780748401482

Pub. Date: 11/23/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

this comprehensive volume provides a broad sample of contemporary British feminist work on women and health. It spans the disciplines of psychology, sociology, social policy, social anthropology and economics, and demonstrates the development of feminist theorizing and activism in these areas over the past decade. Topics include: global and national politics of

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this comprehensive volume provides a broad sample of contemporary British feminist work on women and health. It spans the disciplines of psychology, sociology, social policy, social anthropology and economics, and demonstrates the development of feminist theorizing and activism in these areas over the past decade. Topics include: global and national politics of women's health; the 'psychologization' of health: sexuality and AIDS; body image and pregnancy; reproductive technology; substance abuse; breast cancer; and the long-term health problems of women. Calling for a greater understanding of women and health, the contributors acknowledge the gender-based inequities of women's experiences and address the need for social and political change in order to improve the health and health care of women across the lifespan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748401482
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/23/1994
Series:
Gender and Society Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Feminist Perspectives on Women and Health1
Ch. 1All in Her Mind! Stereotypic Views and the Psychologisation of Women's Illness7
Ch. 2Young Women and Safer (Hetero)Sex: Context, Constraints and Strategies13
Ch. 3'I'm Not Fat, I'm Pregnant': The Impact of Pregnancy on Fat Women's Body Image33
Ch. 4Reproductive Health and Reproductive Technology49
Ch. 5Waged Work and Well-being65
Ch. 6What Can She Depend On? Substance Use and Women's Health85
Ch. 7Surviving by Smoking102
Ch. 8Towards a Feminist Approach to Breast Cancer124
Ch. 9A 'Cure for All Ills'? Constructions of the Menopause and the Chequered Fortunes of Hormone Replacement Therapy141
Ch. 10Widows' Weeds and Women's Needs: The Refeminisation of Death, Dying and Bereavement166
Ch. 11Feminist Reflections on the General Medical Council: Recreation and Retention of Male Power181
Notes on Contributors203
Index205

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