Gender and the Social Construction of Illness Gender Lens

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AltaMira Press #ad - Judith lorber and lisa jean moore consider the interface between the social institutions of gender and Western medicine in this brief, lively textbook. Signs labeled the first edition 'a rich and imaginative work. In the extensively revised second edition of this successful text, the authors add chapters on disability and genital surgeries.

They offer a distinct feminist viewpoint to analyze issues of power and politics concerning physical illness. For a creative, and the history of medicine, feminist-oriented alternative to traditional texts on medical sociology, medical anthropology, this is an ideal choice. They also update and expand their discussions of social epidemiology, AIDS, menopause, the health professions, PMS, and feminist health care.

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Gender and Health: The Effects of Constrained Choices and Social Policies

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Their platform for prevention calls for a radical reorientation of health science and policy to help individuals pursue health and to lower the barriers that may discourage that pursuit. Although individuals are increasingly aware of what they should do to improve health, money, competing demands for time, and attention discourage or prevent healthy behavior.

Gender and Health: The Effects of Constrained Choices and Social Policies #ad - Understanding the cumulative impact of their choices can inform individuals at each of these levels how to better integrate health implications into their everyday decisions and actions. Drawing on research and cross-national examples of family, and government policies, community, work, the authors develop a model of constrained choice that addresses how decisions and actions at each of these levels shape men's and women's health-related opportunities.

Chloe bird and patricia rieker argue that to improve men's and women's health, researchers, individuals, and policymakers must understand the social and biological sources of the perplexing gender differences in illness and longevity.

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Into Our Own Hands: The Women's Health Movement in the United States, 1969-1990

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Rutgers University Press #ad - Into our own hands traces the womens health care movement in the United States. Beginning in the late 1960s, women in communities across the United States challenged medical and male control over womens health. Recent history has witnessed a revolution in womens health care. Few people today realize the extent to which these grassroots efforts shifted power and responsibility from the medical establishment into womens hands as health care consumers, providers, and advocates.

Sandra morgen focuses on the clinics born from this movement, as well as how the movements encounters with organized medicine, the state, and ascendant neoconservative and neoliberal political forces of the 1970s to the1980s shaped the confrontations and accomplishments in womens health care. The book also explores the impact of political struggles over race and class within the movement organizations.

Into Our Own Hands: The Women's Health Movement in the United States, 1969-1990 #ad - . Richly documented, this study is based on more than a decade of research, including interviews with leading activists; documentary material from feminist health clinics and advocacy organizations; a survey of womens health movement organizations in the early 1990s; and ethnographic fieldwork.

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Local Babies, Global Science: Gender, Religion and In Vitro Fertilization in Egypt

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Routledge #ad - Inhorn examines the gender, religious and cultural ramifications of the transfer of IVF technology from Euro-American points of origin to Egypt - showing how cultural ideas reshape the use of this technology and in turn, scientific, how the technology is reshaping cultural ideas in Egypt. In this book, a country which is not only at the forefront of IVF technology in the Middle East, elite couples who sought in vitro fertilization in Egypt, Marcia Inhorn writes of her fieldwork among affluent, but also a center of Islamic education in the region.

In the late 1990s, egypt experienced a boom period in in vitro fertilization IVF technology and now boasts more IVF clinics than neighboring Israel.

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For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts Advice to Women

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Anchor #ad - Even domesticity, the most popular prescription for a safe environment for woman, spawned legions of “scientific” experts. For her own good provides today’s readers with an indispensable dose of informed skepticism. From clitoridectomies to tame women’s behavior in the nineteenth century to the censure of a generation of mothers as castrators in the 1950s, doctors have not hesitated to intervene in women’s sexual, emotional, and maternal lives.

Women are entering the medical and scientific professions in greater numbers but as recent research shows, experts continue to use pseudoscience to tell women how to live. Since the the nineteenth century, professionals have been invoking scientific expertise to prescribe what women should do for their own good.

For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts Advice to Women #ad - This women's history classic brilliantly exposed the constraints imposed on women in the name of science and exposes the myths used to control them. Among the experts’ diagnoses and remedies: menstruation was an illness requiring seclusion; pregnancy, a disabling condition; and higher education, a threat to long-term health of the uterus.

Barbara ehrenreich and dierdre English has never lost faith in science itself, butinsist that we hold those who interpret it to higher standards.

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Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment

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University of California Press #ad - Reflecting on how catarina’s life story continues, this updated edition offers the reader a powerful new afterword and gripping new photographs following Biehl and Eskerod’s return to Vita. Zones of social abandonment are emerging everywhere in Brazil’s big cities—places like Vita, the mentally ill, the sick, where the unwanted, and the homeless are left to die.

Anthropologist joão biehl leads a detective-like journey to know Catarina; to unravel the cryptic, state, poetic words that are part of the "dictionary" she is compiling; and to trace the complex network of family, medicine, and economy in which her abandonment and pathology took form. An instant classic, theoretical innovation, Vita has been widely acclaimed for its bold fieldwork, and literary force.

Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment #ad - Anthropology at its finest, vita is essential reading for anyone who is grappling with how to understand the conditions of life, thought, and ethics in the contemporary world. This haunting, increasingly paralyzed and said to be mad, unforgettable story centers on a young woman named Catarina, living out her time at Vita.

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90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death & Life

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Revell #ad - Also includes a note from the publisher, favorite Scriptures and quotations on heaven from Don Piper, stories from readers, and a photo insert. For the next ninety minutes, he experienced the glories of heaven. Back on earth, a passing minister felt led to stop and pray for the accident victim even though he was told Piper was dead.

. In the ten years since 90 minutes in heaven was published, millions of people worldwide have read the incredible true story of Don Piper's experience with death and life--and in reading they have found their own lives changed. After a semi-truck collided with Don Piper's car, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death & Life #ad - Miraculously, piper came back to life, and the pleasure of heaven was replaced by a long and painful recovery. With a personal update from don on the impact the book has had on him, and the millions who have heard his story, his family, even those who have read the original book will want to be part of the continuing story of 90 Minutes in Heaven with this new edition.

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Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots: The Basics NULL

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SAGE Publications, Inc #ad - This text is perfect for those who want an accessible overview of the entire tradition of sociological thinking, with an emphasis on the contemporary relevance of theory. With updated scholarship in the new fifth Edition, authors George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky connect many theorists and schools of thought together under broad headings that offer students a synthesized view of sociological theory.

. Now with sage publishing, contemporary sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots: The Basics, is a brief survey of sociology's major theorists and theoretical approaches, from the Classical founders to the present.

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The End Game

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Harvard University Press #ad - Senior citizens face a gauntlet of physical, psychological, and social hurdles. But do disadvantages accumulated over a lifetime make the final years especially difficult for some people? Or does the quality of life among poor and affluent seniors converge? Corey Abramson investigates whether lifelong inequality structures the lives of the elderly.

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Adolescence

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McGraw-Hill Higher Education #ad - The strong pedagogical framework helps students organize and integrate material. The text's careful organization ensures maximum teaching flexibility that allows the chapters to work together to be covered in sequence or to stand alone. Thoroughly updated to reflect current findings in the field of adolescent development Adolescence is based on solid research and theory yet it has a distinctively "real world" feel that emphasizes the reality of being an adolescent in today's society.

Adolescence #ad - . Ethnicity and minority issues are thoroughly discussed in a way that enables students to see how the adolescent experience is shaped by class and culture. In this eleventh edition of adolescence Laurence Steinberg continues to utilize an effective combination of a friendly writing style thorough research and a contextual approach that emphasizes adolescence in contemporary society.

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Sociology of Religion: Contemporary Developments

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - This third edition of sociology of Religion introduces students to key principles in the sociological understanding of religion, with revisions and updates throughout. The third edition features new material on the relationship of race and ethnicity to religion, the perceived rises of both secularism and fundamentalism, and the role of religion in public debates on sexuality.

Sociology of religion addresses both the foundations of the field and the profound changes it has undergone, placing new examples against their historical background. Charts, photos, down-to-earth examples, and a readable style make the book an ideal introduction for students. The book offers an overview of the nature and function of religious institutions and practices, asking sociological questions about the changing role of religion in today’s “post-traditional” world.

Sociology of Religion: Contemporary Developments #ad - After an introduction to the many facets of religion and key theories for its study, and power and between gender, sexuality, social class, the book examines central themes such as changes in religious life in the United States; the intersections between religion, and religion; globalization and religion; religion in mass media; and more.

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