More Than Medicine

Author : Jennifer Nelson
ISBN : 9780814762905
Genre : History
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In 1948, the Constitution of the World Health Organization declared, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Yet this idea was not predominant in the United States immediately after World War II, especially when it came to women’s reproductive health. Both legal and medical institutions—and the male legislators and physicians who populated those institutions—reinforced women’s second class social status and restricted their ability to make their own choices about reproductive health care. In More Than Medicine, Jennifer Nelson reveals how feminists of the ‘60s and ‘70s applied the lessons of the new left and civil rights movements to generate a women’s health movement. The new movement shifted from the struggle to revolutionize health care to the focus of ending sex discrimination and gender stereotypes perpetuated in mainstream medical contexts. Moving from the campaign for legal abortion to the creation of community clinics and feminist health centers, Nelson illustrates how these activists revolutionized health care by associating it with the changing social landscape in which women had power to control their own life choices. More Than Medicine poignantly reveals how social justice activists in the United States gradually transformed the meaning of health care, pairing traditional notions of medicine with less conventional ideas of “healthy” social and political environments.
Category: History

Into Our Own Hands

Author : Sandra Morgen
ISBN : 0813530717
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"In Into Our Own Hands, Sandra Morgen shows us, not just how the women's health movement started, but how it weathered adversity. This book is important reading for everyone who cares about the future of women's health as defined by women themselves." --Cynthia A. Pearson, executive director, National Women's Health Network "This is an analytically sophisticated and engaging contribution to our understanding of the feminist health movement."--Karen Brodkin, professor of anthropology and women's studies, UCLA Recent history has witnessed a revolution in women's health care. Beginning in the late 1960s, women in communities across the United States challenged medical and male control over women's health. Few people today realize the extent to which these grassroots efforts shifted power and responsibility from the medical establishment into women's own hands as health care consumers, providers, and advocates. Into Our Own Hands traces the women's health care movement in the United States. 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 women's health movement organizations in the early 1990s; and ethnographic fieldwork. Sandra Morgen focuses on the clinics born from this movement, as well as how the movement's encounters with organized medicine, the state, and ascendant neoconservative and neoliberal political forces in the 1970s to the 1980s shaped the confrontations and accomplishments in women's health care. The book also explores the impact of political struggles over race and class within the movement organizations.
Category: Health & Fitness

Women S Activism And Second Wave Feminism

Author : Barbara Molony
ISBN : 9781474250535
Genre : History
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Women's Activism and "Second Wave" Feminism situates late 20th century feminisms within a global framework of women's activism. Its chapters, written by leading international scholars, demonstrate how issues of heterogeneity, transnationalism, and intersectionality have transformed understandings of historical feminism. It is no longer possible to imagine that feminism has ever fostered an unproblematic sisterhood among women blind to race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, nationality and citizenship status. The chapters in this collection modify the "wave" metaphor in some cases and in others re-periodize it. By studying individual movements, they collectively address several themes that advance our understandings of the history of feminism, such as the rejection of "hegemonic" feminism by marginalized feminist groups, transnational linkages among women's organizations, transnational flows of ideas and transnational migration. By analyzing practical activism, the chapters in this volume produce new ways of theorizing feminism and new historical perspectives about the activist locations from which feminist politics emerged. Including histories of feminisms in the United States, Canada, South Africa, India, France, Russia, Japan, Korea, Poland and Chile, Women's Activism and "Second Wave" Feminism provides a truly global re-appraisal of women's movements in the late 20th century.
Category: History

Voices Of The Women S Health Movement

Author : Barbara Seaman
ISBN : 9781609804459
Genre : Social Science
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An unprecedented and definitive collection of rabble-rousing writings on women’s health, Voices of the Women’s Health Movement explores a range of provocative topics from reproductive rights to sexuality to motherhood. Trail-blazing advocate Barbara Seaman and health activist Laura Eldridge bring the revolutionary ideas of several generations together in this powerful new book celebrating women’s bodies, and women’s voices. The more than two hundred contributors include Jennifer Baumgardner, Susan Brownmiller, Phyllis Chesler, Angela Y. Davis, Barbara Ehrenreich, Germaine Greer, Shulamith Firestone, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Erica Jong, Molly Haskell, Shere Hite, Susie Orbach, Judith Rossner, Alix Kates Shulman, Gloria Steinem, Sojourner Truth, Rebecca Walker, Naomi Wolf, and many others. With Voices of the Women’s Health Movement, for the first time, every woman and girl can experience in one place the powerful history of stirring words and strong female perspectives that have inspired countless women to take control of their health and their lives. Volume One highlights include influential writings on birth control; menstruation; pregnancy and birthing; motherhood; menopause; abortion; and lesbian, bisexual, and transgender health.
Category: Social Science

Voices Of The Women S Health Movement

Author : Barbara Seaman
ISBN : 1609804465
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Explores a range of health topics concerning women, from reproductive rights to motherhood, and details the history of the women's health movement through essays and speeches by prominent women's health advocates.
Category: Health & Fitness

Ursachen Und Behandlung Der Krankheiten

Author : Hildegard von Bingen
ISBN : 9783939284765
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Die Bedediktinerin Hildegard von Bingen ist eine der faszinierendsten Universalgelehrten der Menschheitsgeschichte. Nicht nur die katholische Kirche, sondern auch die Anglikaner und Protestanten verehren sie als bedeutende Kirchenlehrerin. Hildegard von Bingen war seit ihrer Geburt kränklich und schwächlich, war aber seit frühster Kindheit visionär veranlagt. In dem vorliegenden E-Book lesen Sie ihre Schrift "Causae et curae oder liber compositae medicinae" - "Ursachen und Behandlungen der Krankheiten". Hildegard von Bingen war als Ärztin tätig und hat die Klosterapotheke und den Würzgarten gepflegt. Hier hat sie eine Art Hausbuch der Medizin verfasst. Es werden auch Tierkrankheiten und deren Behandlung erwähnt, wie auch faszinierende Details der Landwirtschaft. Lesen Sie hier das faszinierende Erbe einer der brillantesten Frauen der Weltgeschichte.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Sex For One

Author : Betty Dodson
ISBN : 344216253X
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Mein Iran

Author : Shirin Ebadi
ISBN : 9783492975438
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 86.52 MB
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Seit Jahrzehnten setzt sich Shirin Ebadi für Menschenrechte und eine Reform der iranischen Gesellschaft ein. In »Mein Iran« erzählt die Friedensnobelpreisträgerin von den frühen Jahren ihres politischen Engagements, ihrer Zeit als Richterin, den Demütigungen und Schikanen durch die islamische Revolution bis hin zu ihrer Verhaftung und ihrem dennoch fortwährenden Kampf. Ein beeindruckendes Zeugnis politischen Muts und ein tiefer Einblick in die Strukturen eines gespaltenen Landes.
Category: Biography & Autobiography