This participant observer study chronicles the stories of a group of poor Canadian women, their experience with exclusion by health and social service providers, and their involvement in a feminist action research project.
"Reid persuasively demonstrates that the experience of exclusion, characteristic of relative poverty, is as critical a health issue as lack of material resources and negative health behaviours. [She] blends the theories of health promotion with feminist and social justice theories [and] critiques and builds on the dominant discourses of health and individual responsibility to demonstrate how these discourses are both taken up and resisted by the women she came to know. This work persuasively demonstrates how health is a social justice issue, investiages the complexities of examining women's health from an interdisciplinary perspective, and illuminates important policy implications." -Allison Tom, University of British Columbia