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Women′s Health - 
      Jane M. Ussher

Women′s Health

Contemporary International Perspectives

Jane M. Ussher (Redaktør)

Covering the lifespan of women from puberty to old age, this comprehensive collection provides ground-breaking research and theory that challenges current conceptions of women's health and illustrates the diversity of approaches in this burgeoning field. Les mer
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Covering the lifespan of women from puberty to old age, this comprehensive collection provides ground-breaking research and theory that challenges current conceptions of women's health and illustrates the diversity of approaches in this burgeoning field. The interdisciplinary angle of the book will appeal to a wide-ranging readership and includes detailed commentaries on key topics such as: anorexia, nervosa, menstruation, sexual abuse, breast cancer, sexual violence, drug abuse, menopause, self-harm, sexual health, harassment, contraception, disability, women with HIV screening, abortion, pregnancy, motherhood, exercise, transgender issues, eating disorders, stress in the workplace, dementia, body image, and, depression.Drawing on contributions from the UK, USA, Australia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Eire and Canada, "Women's Health" aims to be a source book for information, to provoke debate and to assert the importance of 'the woman question' in considerations of health. This authoritative and extensive collection represents a major contribution to contemporary developments in the field of women's health.
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Forlag: BPS Blackwell
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9781854333087
Format: 23 x 17 cm
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«'Brillant! This exciting collection should be on the bookshelf and reading list of everyone concerned with women's health issues. It can only be hoped that the ground-breaking work presented here will be as widely read and taught as it richly deserves to be.' Professor Valerie Walkerdine, Centre for Critical Psychology, University of Western Sydney, Australia. 'This volume provides a comprehensive and confident treatment of this vast and vital topic ... In this book the psychology of women's health has come of age.' Dr Wendy Hollway, School of Psychology, University of Leeds»

List of contributors. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction.2. An Overview of Critical Issues in Women's Health.3. Young Women's Health.4. Sexuality and Sexual Health.5. Physical Health and Illness.6. Reproductive Health.7. Bodies and Body Image.8. Mental Health.9. The Health of Older Women. Index.
The editor, Jane Ussher is Associate Professor at the Centre for Critical Psychology at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, and has published widely in the field of the Psychology of Women. She was a member of the group that founded the Psychology of Women Section of The British Psychological Society, acting as its honorary secretary from 1988-1991, and chair from 1991-1992. She is also editor of the Routledge Women and Psychology series. Her previous publications include The Psychology of the Female Body (Routledge, 1989), Women's Madness: Misogyny or Mental Illness (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1991) and Fantasies of Femininity: Reframing the Boundaries of Sex (Penguin, 1997).