- Series: Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology (Book 5)
- Paperback: 380 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1st Published, 1998 edition (February 13, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521629292
- ISBN-13: 978-0521629294
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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"The volume invites fascinating reflections about the connection between soma and psyche and the role of gender in globalization." APA Review of Books
This thought-provoking volume explores women's responses to medical issues and technologies, from infertility in East Africa to pre-natal 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.