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Women And Health : Feminist Perspectives - Sue Wilkinson

Women And Health

Feminist Perspectives

By: Sue Wilkinson (Editor), Celia Kitzinger (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 23rd November 1994
ISBN: 9780748401482
Number Of Pages: 209

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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.

Introduction: Feminist Perspectives on Women and Healthp. 1
All in Her Mind! Stereotypic Views and the Psychologisation of Women's Illnessp. 7
Young Women and Safer (Hetero)Sex: Context, Constraints and Strategiesp. 13
'I'm Not Fat, I'm Pregnant': The Impact of Pregnancy on Fat Women's Body Imagep. 33
Reproductive Health and Reproductive Technologyp. 49
Waged Work and Well-beingp. 65
What Can She Depend On? Substance Use and Women's Healthp. 85
Surviving by Smokingp. 102
Towards a Feminist Approach to Breast Cancerp. 124
A 'Cure for All Ills'? Constructions of the Menopause and the Chequered Fortunes of Hormone Replacement Therapyp. 141
Widows' Weeds and Women's Needs: The Refeminisation of Death, Dying and Bereavementp. 166
Feminist Reflections on the General Medical Council: Recreation and Retention of Male Powerp. 181
Notes on Contributorsp. 203
Indexp. 205
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780748401482
ISBN-10: 0748401482
Series: Feminist Perspectives on the Past and Present
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 209
Published: 23rd November 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 16.36  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1