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National healths : gender, sexuality and health in a cross-cultural context / edited by Michael Worton and Nana Wilson-Tagoe.

Publication:
London : UCL Press, 2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (253 p.)
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Subjects:
Medical anthropology.
Diseases -- Cross-cultural studies.
Health -- Cross-cultural studies.
Sex -- Health aspects.
Human body -- Social aspects.
Body image.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:

In today's globalised world, it is increasingly important to understand the otherness of different societies and their beliefs, histories and practices. This book focuses on a burning cultural issue: how concepts and constructions of gender and sexuality impact upon health, medicine and healthcare. Starting from the premise that health is neither a universal nor a unitary concept, it offers a series of interdisciplinary analyses of what sickness and well-being have been, are and can be.

The originality of this book is its cross-cultural and trans-historical approach. Bringing together

Contents:
PART I: THE POLITICS OF SICKNESS AND HEALTH
Female genital mutilation: contesting the right to speak of women's bodies in Africa and the West / Nahid Toubia
Albanian masculinities, sex-work and migration: homosexuality, AIDS and other moral threats / Nicola Mai
The semantics and politics of childbearing and motherhood in contemporary African literature / Nana Wilson-Tagoe
What difference did empire make? Sex, gender and sanitary reform in the British Empire / Philippa Levine
Dangerous blood: mensturation, medicine and myth in early modern England / Margaret Healy
PART II: THE REPRESENTATION OF SICKNESS AND HEALTH
Remembrance of health lost: dis/figuring Africa in European AIDS writing / James N. Agar
Vulnerable margins: the iconography of blood, dirt and disease in the early twentieth-century South African settler novel / Lynda Morgan
Sex in a hot climate: moral degeneracy and erotic excess in The story of Jan Daraa / Rachel Harrison
Some fundamental riddles of cholera: sex, sodomy and representations of the fundament / George S. Rousseau
Behold the (sick) man / Michael Worton
PART III: LEARNING FROM SICKNESS AND HEALTH
Infectious social change: tuberculosis and exile among Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala / Audrey Prost
Angry women and the evolution of Chinese medicine / Shigehisa Kuriyama
Reading gender in ancient Egyptian healing Papyri / Stephen Quirke
René and the 'Mal du Siècle': a literary role model for the negotiation of problematic sexual identity in nineteenth-century Europe - the case of Custine and Amiel / Caroline Warman
Poetry, pictures and the sexual demographics of health / Deborah Kirklin.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Wilson-Tagoe, Nana.
Worton, Michael, 1951-
ISBN:
1-134-05686-9
1-315-06660-2
1-84314-775-0
OCLC:
852755887
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9781315066608 doi