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

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 374 pages
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This collection reconceptualizes women's health and healing, crossing disciplinary boundaries to rupture the biomedicalization of women's bodies. It examines the implications and representations of race, class and gender in health care and offers new approaches to women's health care. Subjects covered range from reproductive issues and nutrition to public health surveillance and AIDS.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
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The Virtual Speculum in the New World Order
The Woman in the Flexible Body
Whose Science of Food and Health?
Acting on Images
The Girl in the Cast
Public Pregnancies and Cultural Narratives of Surveillance
A Study in Reproductive Technologies
Resisting Closure Embracing Uncertainties Creating Agendas
Index 365
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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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