ISBN13:978-0521629294 ISBN10: 0521629292 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0521620994 ISBN10: 0521620996
Summary: This thought-provoking volume explores women's responses to medical issues and technologies, from infertility in East Africa to prenatal screening in America. It also addresses wider themes, including the emergence of the breast cancer movement, and reactions to environmental hazards. In a series of accessible case studies, the contributors show that women react pragmatically to medical technology, with responses ranging from acceptance to resistance to indifference.
This book will be a key text in medical anthropology and women's studies.
Summary: This thought-provoking volume explores women's responses to medical issues and technologies, from infertility in East Africa to prenatal screening in America. It also addresses wider themes, including the emergence of the breast cancer movement, and reactions to environmental hazards. In a series of accessible case studies, the contributors show that women react pragmatically to medical technology, with responses ranging from acceptance to resistance to indifference. This book will be a key text in medical anthropology and women's studies. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:98 Cover: Publisher:Cambridge University Press Year Published: 1998 International: No
''The volume invites fascinating reflections about the connection between soma and psyche and the role of gender in globalization.''
--APA Review of Books
Cambridge University Press Web Site, October, 2000
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Introduction--Margaret Lock and Patricia Kaufert
1. Remembering Amal: reflections on birth and the British in Northern Sudan--Janice Boddy 2. Resistance and EMbrace: Sudanese rural women and systems of power--Ellen Gruenbaum 3. Not only women: science as resistance in open door Egypt--Soheir A. Morsy 4. Inscribing the body politic: women and AIDS in Africa--Brooke Grundfest Schoepf 5. Barren Ground: contesting identities of infertile women in Pemba, Tanzania--Karina Kielmann 6. Wives, mothers, and lesbians: rethinking resistance in the US--Ellen Lewin 7. The consequences of modernity for childless women in China: medicalization and resistance--Lisa Handwerker 8. Perfecting society: reproductive technologies, genetic testing and the planned family in Japan --Margaret Lock 9. An ethnography of the medicalization of Puerto Rican women's reproduction--Iris Lopez 10. Situating resistance in fields of resistance: Aboriginal women and environmentalism--John D. O'Neil, Brenda D. Elias and Annalee Yassi 11. Women, resistance and the breast cancer movement--Patricia Kaufert 12. Selective compliance with biomedical authority and the uses of experiential knowledge--Emily K. Abel and C.H. Browner 13. The mission within the madness: self-initiated medicalization as expression of agency--Mark Nichter
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