Women's Health and Social Change

Author: Ellen Annandale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134655517

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 2525

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

Women's Health and Social Work

Feminist Perspectives

Author: Miriam Meltzer Olson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781560246831

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 182

View: 2029

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

African American Women's Health and Social Issues

Author: Catherine Fisher Collins

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275980825

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 218

View: 5584

Spotlights major health issues facing African American women and the social ills that affect their longevity.
Posted in Health & Fitness

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: 4875

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

Women and Social Change in North Africa

What Counts as Revolutionary?

Author: Doris H. Gray,Nadia Sonneveld

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110841950X

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 929

A wide-ranging analysis of grass-roots activism, migration, legal, political and religious changes as basis for social transformation.
Posted in History

Public Health and Social Justice

Author: Martin Donohoe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118236769

Category: Medical

Page: 656

View: 3212

Praise for Public Health and Social Justice "This compilation unifies ostensibly distant corners of our broad discipline under the common pursuit of health as an achievable, non-negotiable human right. It goes beyond analysis to impassioned suggestions for moving closer to the vision of health equity." —Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Kolokotrones University Professor and chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; co-founder, Partners In Health "This superb book is the best work yet concerning the relationships between public health and social justice." —Howard Waitzkin, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of New Mexico "This book gives public health professionals, researchers and advocates the essential knowledge they need to capture the energy that social justice brings to our enterprise." —Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, Distinguished Professor of Public Health, the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College "The breadth of topics selected provides a strong overview of social justice in medicine and public health for readers new to the topic." —William Wiist, DHSc, MPH, MS, senior scientist and head, Office of Health and Society Studies, Interdisciplinary Health Policy Institute, Northern Arizona University "This book is a tremendous contribution to the literature of social justice and public health." —Catherine Thomasson, MD, executive director, Physicians for Social Responsibility "This book will serve as an essential reference for students, teachers and practitioners in the health and human services who are committed to social responsibility." —Shafik Dharamsi, PhD, faculty of medicine, University of British Columbia
Posted in Medical

Women's Health and Social Work

Feminist Perspectives

Author: Miriam Meltzer Olson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781560246831

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 182

View: 2652

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

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: 2746

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

The Oxford Handbook of U. S. Women's Social Movement Activism

Author: Holly J. McCammon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190204206

Category: Political Science

Page: 784

View: 7364

Over the course of thirty-seven chapters, including an editorial introduction, this handbook provides a comprehensive examination of scholarly research and knowledge on a variety of aspects of women's collective activism in the United States, tracing both continuities and critical changes over time. Women have played pivotal and far-reaching roles in bringing about significant societal change, and women activists come from an array of different demographics, backgrounds and perspectives, including those that are radical, liberal, and conservative. The chapters in the handbook consider women's activism in the interest of women themselves as well as actions done on behalf of other social groups. The volume is organized into five sections. The first looks at U.S. Women's Social Activism over time, from the women's suffrage movement to the ERA, radical feminism, third-wave feminism, intersectional feminism and global feminism. Part two looks at issues that mobilize women, including workplace discrimination, reproductive rights, health, gender identity and sexuality, violence against women, welfare and employment, globalization, immigration and anti-feminist and pro-life causes. Part three looks at strategies, including movement emergence and resource mobilization, consciousness raising, and traditional and social media. Part four explores targets and tactics, including legislative forums, electoral politics, legal activism, the marketplace, the military, and religious and educational institutions. Finally, part five looks at women's participation within other movements, including the civil rights movement, the environmental movement, labor unions, LGBTQ movement, Latino activism, conservative groups, and the white supremacist movement.
Posted in Political Science

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: 2480

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

Developing Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Author: Adam Barnard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317615433

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 3378

Addressing the changing world of professionalism, this text combines theory, research and practice, using real case studies, to investigate the process of becoming professional. Mapping the journey from allied or associate practitioner positions through qualifying and into advanced practitioner status, it is a valuable companion for health and social care, social work and allied health students from the beginning of their studies. Developing Professional Practice in Health and Social Care is an accessible text, including case studies, reflective exercises and activities, chapter aims and summaries and further reading boxes throughout. It covers: the context for professional practice, including historical perspectives, policy and discussion of relevant competencies and frameworks the concept of professionalism, exploring what it means to be a professional values and ethics underpinning professional practice professional identity development, including formation and changes in identity professional practice in complex environments, paying particular attention to working in organisations becoming a critical and globally aware practitioner the role of evidence and knowledge in professional practice working with supervision. Maintaining a strong focus on the ethical dimensions of professional practice, this text emphasises how health and social care practitioners can contribute to social justice and challenge social exclusion.
Posted in Social Science

Gender, Health and Healthcare

Women’s and Men’s Experience of Health and Working in Healthcare Roles

Author: Dr Jacqueline H Watts

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409468380

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 4088

Health status and the experience of working in health care roles are both strongly shaped by gender and, although there have been attempts to incorporate ‘gender awareness’ in both health and employment policies, the significance of gender in these areas continues to be marginalised within public debates and academic discourses. Taking a social constructionist perspective, Watts considers the ways in which gender impacts upon health in all its elements including access, technology, professionalisation, health promotion and health as an important sector of the labour market. She discusses gender as a developing and diversified category, exploring ideas about masculinity and the fluidity of gender boundaries in determining individual identity. Chapters that follow discuss men’s and women’s health; ideology of gender and health, specifically exploring different social norms and ideas about male and female health and the dominant ideological association between femaleness and caring; working for health with particular focus on the gendered interplay of caring and curing roles; technology and changes to gender, health and healthcare; health promotion as a gendered activity and, finally, the importance of introducing an intersectional approach beyond gender to articulate a deeper understanding of health in a postmodern context. The concluding chapter draws together these themes to underscore the importance of placing gender at the centre of health and health care delivery to fully take account of both the different life and health experiences of men and women and the gendered dimensions of working in health care.
Posted in Social Science

The Handbook of Global Health Communication

Author: Rafael Obregon,Silvio Waisbord

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118241908

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

View: 8820

International in scope, The Handbook of Global Health Communication offers a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the role of communication processes in global public health, development and social change Brings together 32 contributions from well-respected scholars and practitioners in the field, addressing a wide range of communication approaches in current global health programs Offers an integrated view that links communication to the strengthening of health services, the involvement of affected communities in shaping health policies and improving care, and the empowerment of citizens in making decisions about health Adopts a broad understanding of communication that goes beyond conventional divisions between informational and participatory approaches
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health

Global perspectives in a changing society

Author: Prabha S. Chandra,Helen Herrman,Jane E. Fisher,Dr Marianne Kastrup,Dr Unaiza Niaz,Dr Marta Rondon,Dr Ahmed Okasha

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470746721

Category: Medical

Page: 593

View: 5240

Contemporary Topics in Women’s Mental Health: Global Perspectives in a Changing Society considers both the mental health and psychiatric disorders of women in relation to global social change. The book addresses the current themes in psychiatric disorders among women: reproduction and mental health, service delivery and ethics, impact of violence, disasters and migration, women’s mental health promotion and social policy, and concludes each section with a commentary discussing important themes emerging from each chapter. Psychiatrists, sociologists and students of women’s studies will all benefit from this textbook. With a Foreword by Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London; Chair, Commission on Social Determinants of Health
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Women and Health

Author: Marlene B. Goldman,Rebecca Troisi,Kathryn M. Rexrode

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123849799

Category: Medical

Page: 1632

View: 1309

Women and Health is a comprehensive reference that addresses health issues affecting women of all ages — from adolescence through maturity. It goes far beyond other books on this topic, which concentrate only on reproductive health, and has a truly international perspective. It covers key issues ranging from osteoporosis to breast cancer and other cancers, domestic violence, sexually transmitted diseases, occupational hazards, eating disorders, heart disease and other chronic illnesses, substance abuse, and societal and behavioral influences on health. In this second edition of Women and Health, chapters thoughtfully explore the current state of women’s health and health care, including the influences of sex and gender on the occurrence of a wide variety of diseases and conditions. All chapters have been extensively updated and emphasize the epidemiology of the condition — the etiology, occurrence, primary and secondary prevention (screening), risk factors, surveillance, changing trends over time, and critical analysis of the diagnostic and treatment options and controversies. Treatment sections in each chapter have been expanded to create a stronger dialogue between epidemiologists and women's health practitioners. Saves researchers and clinicians time in quickly accessing the very latest details on a broad range of women’s health issues, as opposed to searching through thousands of journal articles Provides a common language for epidemiologists, public health practitioners, and women’s health specialists to discuss the behavioral, cultural, and biological determinants of women’s health Researchers and medical specialists will learn how the gender-specific risks and features of one organ system’s diseases affect the health of other organ systems For example: Hormone replacement therapy used to treat imbalance within the endocrine system is also being used to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease; Drugs developed for type 2 diabetes are now being used in chemoprevention Orients the non-gerontologist about the importance of considering the entire life cycle of women within research designs and treatment plans Professors teaching courses in women’s health will use slides and additional materials to structure lectures/courses; students will use slides as a unique resource to study for exams
Posted in Medical

Women's Agency and Social Change

Assam and Beyond

Author: Meeta Deka

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132116542

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 4514

Women’s Agency and Social Change: Assam and Beyond focuses on varied oppression, power relations and ideologies embedded in the complex yet interdependent social, political, economic and legal structures, and women’s subordination therein. British intervention, 1826–1947, by itself did not impact the agency aspect on women directly, but the emergence of new forces and factors sowed the seeds of women’s agency to impact social change, even if minimal. In the post-Independence period, British colonial legacy perpetuated the subordination of women through caste and class hierarchy at several levels, but an undercurrent of a feminist struggle persisted, not merely as a movement but also at individual levels. The book is written with the hope of encouraging future research on women’s experiences in the Northeastern region of India, and elsewhere; hence, a discussion on sources, methods and methodology is included in the conclusion. This book is based on the belief that knowledge production is, in itself, the praxis against oppressive structures and the need to understand the historical processes that slowly transformed women to become catalysts of social transformation.
Posted in Social Science

Women's Activism and Social Change

Rochester, New York, 1822-1872

Author: Nancy A. Hewitt

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739102978

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

View: 8918

This study challenges the popular belief that the lives of antebellum women focused on their role in the private sphere of the family. Examining reform movements in 19th century Rochester, New York, Nancy Hewitt distinguishes three networks of women's activism.
Posted in Social Science

Unsafe Abortion and Women's Health

Change and Liberalization

Author: Professor Colin Francome

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472427610

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 2759

Each year an estimated 21 million abortions occur causing around 47,000 deaths, virtually all in the developing countries. Bringing together a wealth of information from around the world, this book argues that the time has come for a second great change in legislation, advocating a shift towards the legalisation of abortion to improve the health of women in poorer countries. With attention to circumstances in each of the major continental regions, an outline of the global situation is provided to reveal the major trends in the provision and procurement of abortion, as well their effects.
Posted in Social Science

Women's Health Research

Progress, Pitfalls, and Promise

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Women's Health Research

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309163378

Category: Medical

Page: 438

View: 6983

Even though slightly over half of the U.S. population is female, medical research historically has neglected the health needs of women. However, over the past two decades, there have been major changes in government support of women's health research--in policies, regulations, and the organization of research efforts. To assess the impact of these changes, Congress directed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ask the IOM to examine what has been learned from that research and how well it has been put into practice as well as communicated to both providers and women. Women's Health Research finds that women's health research has contributed to significant progress over the past 20 years in lessening the burden of disease and reducing deaths from some conditions, while other conditions have seen only moderate change or even little or no change. Gaps remain, both in research areas and in the application of results to benefit women in general and across multiple population groups. Given the many and significant roles women play in our society, maintaining support for women's health research and enhancing its impact are not only in the interest of women, they are in the interest of us all.
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Digital Storytelling in Health and Social Policy

Listening to Marginalised Voices

Author: Nicole Matthews,Naomi Sunderland

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317688244

Category: Medical

Page: 206

View: 7371

As digital life stories continue to assume more and more significance across a range of institutions, so too does their potential to bring into focus once marginalised and neglected voices. Breaking new ground by reframing multimedia life stories as a resource for education, public health, and policy, this book challenges policymakers, professionals, and researchers to reimagine how they find out about and respond to people’s daily lives and experiences of health, disability, and well-being. The book develops theoretical, methodological, and practical resources for listening to digital stories through a series of carefully selected international case studies, from dementia care education to campaigns in the UN to ban cluster munitions. The case studies explore and illuminate different ways that digital stories have – and have not – been listened to in the past. The authors expose the great potential as well as the complexity of using powerful personal stories in practice. Together, the case studies highlight that processes of listening to, learning from, and making use of digital stories involve unavoidable processes of reinterpretation, recontextualisation, and translation which have significant ethical and political implications for storytellers, listeners, and society. In mapping and theorising the movement of stories into new contexts of policy and practice, the book offers a critical lens on the widely celebrated democratising potential of digital storytelling and its capacity to amplify marginalised voices. Digital Storytelling in Health and Social Policy develops an authoritative and original re-conceptualisation of digital life stories and their use for social justice ends, and will be important reading for researchers and practitioners from a range of backgrounds, including social policy, digital media, communication, education, disability, and public health.
Posted in Medical