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Page 9 - We must make allowance for the complex and unstable process whereby discourse can be both an instrument and an effect of power, but also a hindrance, a stumbling-block, a point of resistance and a starting point for an opposing strategy. Discourse transmits and produces power; it reinforces it, but also undermines and exposes it, renders it fragile and makes it possible to thwart it.
Page 23 - The modes of life brought into being by modernity have swept us away from all traditional types of social order, in quite unprecedented fashion.
Page 37 - They tend to involve low wages, poor working conditions, considerable variability in employment, harsh and often arbitrary discipline, and little opportunity to advance.
Page 209 - Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, World Health Organization, Geneva, Nov.
Page 182 - We cannot understand the meaning and form of objects without reference to bodily powers through which we engage them - our senses, motility, language, desires. The lived body is not just one thing in the world but a way in which the world comes to be.
Page 7 - Just as the network of power relations ends by forming a dense web that passes through apparatuses and institutions, without being exactly localized in them, so too the swarm of points of resistance traverses social stratifications and individual unities.
Page 8 - We will begin from an assumption of the body as simultaneously a physical and symbolic artifact, as both naturally and culturally produced, and as securely anchored in a particular historical moment.
Page 11 - ... relatively small literature relating to reproductive tract infections in men and women. In part this is because these topics are extremely sensitive and in many cultures associated with shame and social stigma. While the incidence of reproductive tract infections and other conditions in developing countries is substantial, many women do not seek treatment from the formal health sector for these problems, or else postpone treatment until the condition is acute. Work conducted in Vietnam (Gammeltoft,...
Page 194 - Manderson, L. (1994). Perceptions of menopause in Northeast Thailand: Contested meaning and practice. Social Science & Medicine, 39(1 1), 1545-1554.
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