Women's health and social inequality

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Esyllt Jones
Anna Ste. Croix Rothney
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Considers some of the social, historical and cultural contexts that have shaped women's health experiences and made them different from those of men. Explorex five main themes that are prominent in the social sciences and feminist literature on women and health: (1) the health inequalities between women and men, and among women; (2) the social/historical development of these differences; (3) the health implications of women's paid and unpaid work; (4) the biomedical model and the medicalization of women's health, and (5) women's resistance and advocacy. Focuses on the experiences of Canadian women but also draws on literature form other industrialized countries, most notably Britain and the United States.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0886272572
WOMH.J66 2001
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