Women's Health and Social Change

Author: Ellen Annandale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134655517

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 3115

Shortlisted for the BSA Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2009 Traditional distinctions between the experiences of women and men are breaking down and being reconfigured in new, more complex ways. The long-established life expectancy gap between men and women appears to be closing in many affluent societies. Many men appear to be far more ‘body and health conscious’ than they ever were in the past and there are perceptible changes in women’s ‘health behaviours’, such as increases in cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption. Ellen Annandale provides a comprehensive and persuasive analysis of the contemporary social relations of gender and women’s health, arguing that the once all important sex/gender distinction fosters an undue separation between the social and the biological whereas it is their interaction and flexibility that is important in the production of health and illness. New theoretical tools are needed in a world where the meaning and lived experience of biological sex and of social gender, as well as the connections between them, are far more fluid. This book takes a step forward, outlining what an adequate feminist analysis of women’s health might look like. Women’s Health and Social Change will be of interest to academics and students working in sociology, women’s studies, gender studies, social medicine, social policy, nursing and midwifery.
Posted in Medical

Able-bodied Womanhood

Personal Health and Social Change in Nineteenth-century Boston

Author: Martha H. Verbrugge

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195051246

Category: Medical

Page: 297

View: 9204

Against the backdrop of national debate about female duties and well-being, this book follows middle-class women as they learned about physiology and hygiene through popular health literature, voluntary clubs, and schools in Boston. The pursuit of health also enabled the women to explore the nature of womanhood, and discover the meanings.
Posted in Medical

Health and Social Change in Russia and Eastern Europe

Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415920803

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 284

View: 3636

For the first time, life expectancy is declining in an industrialized society. In this pioneering work, William C. Cockerham examines the social causes of the decline in life expectancy beginning in the 1960s including: *Russia *Poland *Hungary *Romania *Bulgaria *the Czech Republic *and East Germany. Health and Social Change in Russia and Eastern Europe argues that the roots of this change are mainly social rather than biomedical - the result of poor policy decisions, stress and an unhealthy diet. Cockerham presents a theory of postmodern social change that goes beyond the borders of Eastern Europe.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Women's Health and Social Work

Feminist Perspectives

Author: Miriam Meltzer Olson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781560246831

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 182

View: 4530

Various authors discuss issues such as breast cancer, menopause, substance abuse treatments, depression, women's health care centers, African American women and AIDS and other women's health issues.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Aging: Culture, Health, and Social Change

Author: David N. Weisstub,David C. Thomasma,S. Gauthier,G.F. Tomossy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402001802

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 2274

This is the first of three volumes on Aging conceived for the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine. Leading scholars from a range of disciplines contest some of the predominant paradigms on aging, and critically assess modern trends in social health policy.
Posted in Medical

Women, Feminism, and Social Change in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, 1890-1940

Author: Asuncion Lavrin

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803279735

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 8445

Feminists in the Southern Cone countries?Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay?between 1910 and 1930 obliged political leaders to consider gender in labor regulation, civil codes, public health programs, and politics. Feminism thus became a factor in the modernization of theseøgeographically linked but diverse societies in Latin America. Although feminists did not present a unified front in the discussion of divorce, reproductive rights, and public-health schemes to regulate sex and marriage, this work identifies feminism as a trigger for such discussion, which generated public and political debate on gender roles and social change. Asunci¢n Lavrin recounts changes inøgender relations and the role of women in each of the three countries, thereby contributing an enormous amount of new information and incisive analysis to the histories of Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.
Posted in Social Science

Women, Philanthropy, and Social Change

Visions for a Just Society

Author: Elayne Clift

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584654926

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

View: 9819

The definitive book on women and philanthropy--essential reading for scholars, students, donors, grantees, and philanthropists.
Posted in Social Science

Health and Social Issues of Native American Women

Author: Jennie Rose Joe,Francine C. Gachupin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313397139

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

View: 2564

This book serves as a much-needed source of information on the social and health issues that impact the health of Native American women in the United States, accompanied by invaluable historical, cultural, and other contextual data about this sociocultural group.
Posted in Social Science

Social Change and Women's Reproductive Health Care

A Guide for Physicians and Their Patients

Author: Nada Logan Stotland

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


Category: Medical

Page: 253

View: 3261

Changing attitudes and social behavior as well as rapid technological progress are having great impact on women's reproductive health care. In addition to addressing the clinical implications of these new issues, this volume provides a useful and concise text for practitioners of obstetrics and gynecology. Because it deals with the ubiquitous emotional aspects of reproductive health care it will also be of interest to nonspecialists and interested lay readers.
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Leading the Way

Young Women's Activism for Social Change

Author: Mary K. Trigg

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813546850

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

View: 4614

Leading the Way is a collection of personal essays written by twenty-one young, hopeful American women who describe their work, activism, leadership, and efforts to change the world. It responds to critical portrayals of this generation of "twenty-somethings" as being disengaged and apathetic about politics, social problems, and civic causes. Bringing together graduates of a women's leadership certificate program at Rutgers University's Institute for Women's Leadership, these essays provide a contrasting picture to assumptions about the current death of feminism, the rise of selfishness and individualism, and the disaffected Millennium Generation. Reflecting on a critical juncture in their livesùthe years during college and the beginning of careers or graduate studiesùthe contributors' voices demonstrate the ways that diverse, young, educated women in the United States are embodying and formulating new models of leadership, at the same time as they are finding their own professional paths, ways of being, and places in the world. They reflect on controversial issues such as gay marriage, gender, racial profiling, war, immigration, poverty, urban education, and health care reform in a post-9/11 era. Leading the Way introduces readers to young women who are being prepared and empowered to assume leadership roles with men in all public arenas, and to accept equal responsibility for making positive social change in the twenty-first century.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Health and social change

a critical theory

Author: Graham Scambler

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335204793

Category: Medical

Page: 188

View: 6109

* How have health, illness and medicine been affected by social change? * What are the implications of disorganized capitalism, neo-liberalism and the 'Third Way' for health and healing? * How important are class, gender and ethnic relations for health care reforms and the distribution of health? Health and Social Change offers a clear and incisive examination of the social changes that have affected capitalist societies, and their ramifications for health and for systems of healing. It reviews the major paradigms of medical sociology and considers theories of the 'postmodern turn'. The author draws on critical realism and critical theory to demonstrate the significance of the shift from organized to disorganized capitalism for health care reform, in particular in Britain and the USA; for the present widening of health inequalities; and for people's use of popular, folk and professional forms of healing. He goes on to examine the role of a critical sociology and its necessary relationship to civil society and deliberative democracy. The result is an engaging and thought-provoking text for students, researchers and professionals interested in health and social change.
Posted in Medical

Women's health

complexities and differences

Author: Sheryl Burt Ruzek,Virginia L. Olesen,Adele Clarke

Publisher: Ohio State Univ Pr


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 689

View: 6832

Challenging purely biomedical definitions of women's health, Women's Health: Complexities and Differences draws attention to social, cultural, and behavioral elements crucial to a broader understanding of the issues. The contributors to this volume raise important questions about the directions currently being taken to improve women's health in the United States: Is women's health merely the absence of disease? What have been the consequences of promoting narrow biomedical models of health? What do the pervasive patterns and puzzles in the distribution of disease, illness, and death among different groups of women tell us about the sources of ill health? How well do national agendas address all women's health care priorities? What are the implications for social action? Particular attention is paid in this collection of essays to how race, class, gender, and culture shape and in turn are shaped by treatment options and health care for certain subpopulations among Native American, Latina, Asian American, and African American women. Discussions of reproductive health, mental health, violence, and the treatment of stigmatized women raise perplexing issues about choice, chance, and social change.
Posted in Health & Fitness

The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare

Author: E. Kuhlmann,E. Annandale

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137295406

Category: Social Science

Page: 535

View: 7025

An authoritative, state-of-the-art collection that brings together key experts to provide an overview of the field. This new paperback edition includes 3 new chapters on human resources and health, end-of-life care and complementary and alternative medicine as well as thorough updates to the introduction and conclusion.
Posted in Social Science

Women, Violence and Social Change

Author: R. Emerson Dobash,Russell P. Dobash

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113495946X

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 405

Women, Violence and Social Change demonstrates how refuges and shelters stand as the core of the battered women's movement, providing a basis for pragmatic support, political action and radical renewal. From this base movements in Britain and the United States have challenged the police, courts and social services to provide greater assistance to women. The book provides important evidence on the way social movements can successfully challenge institutions of the State as well as salutatory lessons on the nature of diverted and thwarted struggle. Throughout the book the Dobashes' years of researching violence against women is illustrated in the depth of their analysis. They maintain the tradition established in their first book, Violence Against Wives, which was widely accalimed.
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Author: Dr. Mamta Chandrashekhar

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3960675151

Category: Political Science

Page: 148

View: 4910

The role of women in India has changed significantly over the past few years. Globalization, urbanization, industrialization and privatization all played an important role in this development. After India became independent, several provisions for women were added to the Constitution of India, which is now one of the most rights-based constitutions in the world. Drafted around the same time as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights- UNO (1948), the Indian Constitution captures the essence of human rights in its Preamble, and elaborates these rights further in the sections on Fundamental Rights and on the Directive Principles of State Policy. The protection of women’s rights and the enhancement of their social and economic possibilities have become important political issues. Due to these socio- political changes, women have already gotten the opportunity to take important offices in India, including that of president, prime minister, speaker of the Lok Sabha and leader of the opposition. With the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act from 1992 and the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act from 1993, women are furthermore empowered in local level government bodies. Apart from the political changes, women in India now also participate in all social activities and take part in sports, media, art and culture, science and technology. This book takes a look at every aspect of a woman’s life, such as education, marriage, family and health, in order to give a thorough and accurate account of the role of women in today’s India.
Posted in Political Science

Women's Health in Canada

Critical Perspectives on Theory and Policy

Author: Marina Morrow,Olena Hankivsky,Colleen Varcoe

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442690542

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 1547

In recent years, healthcare professionals have recognized the distinctly different healthcare needs and concerns of men and women. Women's health, in particular, has come into its own in the last two decades. In Canada, however, there has been little available in the way of a general text on women's health. This volume works toward filling that gap by providing a resource for teaching and understanding women's health in this country. To lay out the methodological and theoretical foundations for their study, editors Olena Hankivisky, Marina Morrow, and Colleen Varcoe bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners from economics, anthropology, sociology, nursing, political studies, women's studies, and psychology. Contributors draw on the rich history of the Canadian women's health movement, providing analysis of that history and of the emergent theory, policy, and practice. Aimed at undergraduate and graduate students as well as practitioners, the collection adopts an intersectional approach, looking closely at social factors such as gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and gender identity, and analysing how they relate both to each other and to women's health. Connections between the social, economic, and cultural contexts of women's lives and their physical, spiritual, and mental well-being are a primary focus. Providing a much needed resource for teachers, students, and practitioners of women's health in Canada, this comprehensive volume makes an important contribution to the literature.
Posted in Social Science

The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine

Author: Gary L Albrecht,Ray Fitzpatrick,Susan C Scrimshaw

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761942726

Category: Social Science

Page: 546

View: 8571

This is the first international and inter-disciplinary social science Handbook on health and medicine. Five years in the making, and building on the insights and advice of an international editorial board, the book brings together world-class figures to provide an indispensable, comprehensive resource book on social science, health and medicine. Pinpointing the focal issues of research and debate in one volume, the material is organized into three sections: social and cultural frameworks of analysis; the experience of health and illness; and health care systems and practices. Each section consists of specially commissioned chapters designed to examine the vital conceptual and methodological practice and policy issues. Readers recei
Posted in Social Science

Women & social change

nonprofits and social policy

Author: Felice Davidson Perlmutter

Publisher: Natl Assn of Social Workers Pr

ISBN: 9780871012395

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

View: 3246

Takes an insightful look at the global women's movement and how it cuts across social, cultural, and economic lines to improve women's lives. Case studies highlight the challenges women's organisations faced in seven countries as they struggled to keep feminist values alive within their unique political and organisational contexts.
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Frauengesundheit in Theorie und Praxis

Feministische Perspektiven in den Gesundheitswissenschaften

Author: Gerlinde Mauerer

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 383941461X

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 8838

Dieses Buch zeigt die theoretischen und praktischen Verbindungen von Frauengesundheitsforschung, Frauengesundheitspraxis und Feministischen Theorien. Historische, politische und gesellschaftliche Analysen zu Frauengesundheit werden durch aktuelle Perspektiven aus der Praxis ergänzt. Aus unterschiedlichen disziplinären Perspektiven, etwa Gesundheitsförderung und Public Health, Gesundheits- und Medizinsoziologie, Körpersoziologie und Gender Studies, beschäftigen sich Praktikerinnen mit dem Thema »Frauengesundheit«. Auch Nicht-Wissenschaftlerinnen finden hier breit gefächerte Identifizierungsangebote im Hinblick auf die (Selbst-)Analyse und Anwendung feministischer Theorien.
Posted in Social Science