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Pragmatic Women and Body Politics - 98 edition

Pragmatic Women and Body Politics (ISBN10: 0521629292; ISBN13: 9780521629294)
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.
...show more
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
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 1998
International: No

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