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Wings of Gauze is a multidisciplinary anthology of original essays written about the experiences of women of color in the United States - African American, Hispanic American, Native American, and Southeast Asian American. Written by social science and humanities scholars, community activists, and health professionals, the essays illustrate a variety of approaches from a range of academic disciplines, theoretical models, and individual perspectives. Testimony to the many layers of experience by women of color concerning health and illnesses, the essays broaden our understanding of the connections that exist between those experiences and the health issues and cultural standpoints that frame them.
With some notable exceptions, recent feminist scholarship about women’s health and the history of health care has focused primarily on the experiences of white middle-class women. Literature by health professional about people of color has focused upon illness and perceived deviance from white-defined norms rather than upon the political economy of health and alternative concepts of well-being. It also has focused on men rather than women, and on African Americans to the exclusion of other peoples of color. This collection – the first of its kind – is a shift away from this standard paradigm and instead makes women of color and their perceptions the central reality.
The book includes creative writing, participant-observer perspectives, personal narratives, survey studies, and studies based on oral history. Specific health issues, including AIDS, domestic violence, substance abuse, cancer, reproductive health, surgery, sickle cell disease, infectious disease, mental health, and the economic dimensions of physical and psychological health, are addressed. While the focus of the book is on experiences of health and illness and on health policy, there are also essays on the experiences of women of color as health practitioners – ethno-therapists, healers, midwives, health aides, and community social workers.
Título: Wings of Gauze: Women of Color and the ...
Editorial: Wayne State University Press
Año de publicación: 1993
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Wayne State University Press, 1993. Condición: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. del artículo: GRP87119547
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Descripción Wayne State University Press, 1993. Paperback. Condición: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Nº de ref. del artículo: S_205458902
Descripción Wayne State Univ Press, 1993. Trade Paperback. Condición: Very Good. price stamp ftp. light edge/corner wear. some highlights. clean-looking. Nº de ref. del artículo: 009222
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