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Gender, health and healing: the public/private divide

Опубликовано на портале: 25-03-2007
London: Routledge, 2001, 304 с.
What do we mean by 'gender' and how does this relate to health? How is 'biology' best understood? What does a focus on the division of labour bring to our understanding of health work? Is (gender) 'equity' in health possible? How have developments such as the resurgence of emotions and the new genetics affected these and other social relations at the turn of the century? These are just some of the questions addressed in Gender, Health and Healing in which a whole range of issues are brought together and connected to emerging concerns in contemporary life such as the new genetics and transformations in biomedical knowledge and practices. It offers a challenging assessment of gender relations and embodied practices across the public/private divide, using health and healing as paradigmatic examples.

Introduction one: biology 'revisited'

1. New genetics and new eugenics: the rise and rise of consumer eugenics

2. Body machines: feminist readings of the biological body

3. Rethinking the biological: reductionism, constructionism and beyond two: gender (in)equality

4. Conceptualizing gender and health

5. Men behaving badly? The theory and practice of gendered approaches to men's health and illness

6. Gender equity in health: a challenge for the next millennium three: human reproduction

7. Alien bodies and genetic technologies: unintended consequences and responsible ethics

8. Assessing the infertile: health professionals' perceptions of the suitability of patients for parenthood

9. Protection, control or interference: lay and professional views on the desirability and 'risks' of prenatal screening tests among palestinian women four: gender, 'work' and the (emotional) division of labour

10. Gender and the politics of professional self-regulation

11. The gendering of psychiatry

12. Emotions across the public / private divide

13. The mediators: mothers of disabled children and the social order five: ferment and change

14. Health, illness and the troubled issue of informed consent

15. Medical uncertainty and the (bio)ethics debate

16. Integrated medicine

17. Health medicine and society at and into the millennium

Afterword conclusions

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