Globalization, Women, and Health in the 21st Century

Globalization, Women, and Health in the 21st Century

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Globalization, Women, and Health in the 21st Century

We are still only beginning to understand the increasingly complex set of interdependencies among gender, health and globalization. This book 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 takes us 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 two 'In Perspective' pieces by authors from contrasting disciplines and geographies.

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ISBN-13: 9781403970312
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 12/13/2005
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface; M.Stewart Introduction; I.Kickbusch & J.List PART 1: FORCES OF GLOBALIZATION IN GENDER AND HEALTH Understanding Gender, Health and Globalization: Opportunities and Challenges; L.Doyal Ethical and Religious Traditions: Do They Have a Role in Shaping Actions and Relationships at the Interface of Gender, Health and Globalization?; L.Sowle Cahill PART II: ENGENDERING POLITICS OF RESISTANCE AND ECONOMIC TRADE: IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH Trade Liberalization and Gender Movements; C.Grown In Perspective; W.Harcourt & M.Maskey Politics of Resistance for Health; J.Spiegel & C.Lee Andruske In Perspective; G.Lewando-Hundt & M.Inhorn Gender, Health and Globalization: A Critical Social Movement Perspective; M.Desai In Perspective; J.Simbengavi & L.Acero PART III: CASE STUDIES: AIDS, TOBACCO AND SETTING THE WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH AGENDA A Comfortable Home: Globalization and Changing Gender Roles in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS; J.Csete (Human Rights Watch) In Perspective; T.Kaijage & M.Tan Opening a Global Gold Mine: Globalization, Gender and Transnational Tobacco Companies; J.Collin In Perspective; N.Hirschhorn, S.Aguinaga Bialous Women's Health Research: Getting onto the Agenda; V.N.Salgado de Snyder In Perspective: Case for Women's Health Research in the United States: Grassroots Efforts, Legislative Changes, and Scientific Development; C.Mazure Gender in Public Health Research and Policies in Germany and Europe; U.Maschewsky-Schneider Looking Forward Through the Rearview Mirror: Challenges and Opportunities Coming into the 21st Century; K.Hartwig

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