This engaging collection examines the implications and representations of race, class and gender in health care offering new approaches to women's health care. Subjects covered range from reproductive issues to AIDS.
Adele E. Clarke is Associate Professor of Sociology and History of Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. She is author of Disciplining Reproduction: American Life Scientists and the "Problem of Sex" (1998) and co-edited Women's Health: Complexities and Differences (1997) with Virginia L. Olesen and Sheryl Ruzek. Virginia L. Olesen is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco.
"The names of Adele Clark and Virginia Olesen are familiar to anyone involved even peripherally in women's health. . . . In Revisioning Women, Health, and Healing: Feminist, Cultural, and Technoscience Perspectives, Clarke and Olesen are moving in a new direction. . . if they (essays) they do not always work to further the admittedly ambitious objective of the introduction, to completely re-theorize women's health, they often bring solid new perspectives to it." -- Catherine A. Warren, North Carolina State University, NWSA Journal
"This excellent and timely book poses vital questions facing the women's health movement today, and proposes bold agendas for the future. This book is essential reading for both theorists and activists interested in exploring new approaches to this important aspect of women's lives." -- Dorothy Roberts author of Killing The Black Body: Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of Liberty
"Adele Clarke and Virginia Olesen have been challening the biomedical constraints of women's health and healing for many years. Their latest edited volume once again encourages us to reexamine the conceptual foundations of women's health in the United States and move beyond the old agendas, issues and practices. While previous works have expanded our understanding of the substantive issues in women's health, this volume focuses more on theoretical approaches. In particular, feminist theory, cultural studies, and technoscience perspectives are utilized by the contributors to offer a fresh vision of women's health." -- Contemporary Sociology, 31, 2