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Gender and medical technologies: the case of living organ donation
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Health and Society.
2007 (English)In: Dynamics of health and welfare: texts and contexts, Lisboa: Edicoes Colibri , 2007, 159-162 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
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This part briefly reviews the most important contributions made to the wide issue of Gender and Health in Europe and Latin America over the past 12 years. Particular attention is paid to historiographic production focused on the contemporary world, identifying the main research lines and taking account of the constant interactions and exchanges among different disciplines, notably sociology, anthropology and history. Relevant non-European literature in the English language has been included when new topics are developed, theoretical contributions are advanced or European and/or Latin American realities are addressed. The following types of studies are reviewed: those that incorporate feminist perspectives, specifically a gender approach, to the study of health, medicine and healthcare practices; those that study the ways in which medicine and science have explained the feminine body and the sexual difference; those that make women the subject of investigation, addressing their health, work and role in social-cultural systems of health; and those that investigate the part played by male- -female relationships in healthcare organization and in the production of ideas, norms and values related to health and disease. First, we summarize the concepts of gender and androcentrism and their interest for the history of medicine and health, proposing some methodological points for a gender approach. Second, we outline the main contributions and research lines on these issues. Finally, the results of research into gender and health are illustrated by 15 collaborations that gather documentary sources and case studies.

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Lisboa: Edicoes Colibri , 2007. 159-162 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-43633Local ID: 74458ISBN: 9-727-72-773-5ISBN: 978-972-772-773-5OAI: diva2:264493
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2013-08-28Bibliographically approved

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