Pragmatic Women and Body Politics by Margaret M. Lock
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Pragmatic Women and Body Politics
By Margaret M. Lock

Pragmatic Women and Body Politics

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Pragmatic Women and Body Politics by Margaret M. Lock

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This thought-provoking volume compares the responses of women in a variety of countries and cultural settings to modern medical technologies. The contributors describe how women in East Africa deal with infertility, how American women respond to pre-natal diagnostic screening, how women in China and Japan choose to make use of reproductive technologies. The essays also explore wider themes, such as the emergence of the breast cancer movement, and how women confront environmental hazards which threaten them and their families. It is often assumed that women are passive in the face of biomedical technology, but this book shows that they make pragmatic choices, with responses ranging from acceptance to rejection or indifference. The reception of biomedical technology is situated in its local cultural contexts, and vital issues of women's health are related to political and ethnic concerns.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521620994
ISBN-10: 0521620996
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 380
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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