Routledge Handbook on the Global History of Nursing NIP


Author: Patricia D'Antonio,Julie A. Fairman,Jean C. Whelan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135049742
Category: Medical
Page: 280
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A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2014! 2014 winner of the American Association for the History of Nursing’s Mary M. Roberts Award for Exemplary Historical Research and Writing! The Routledge Handbook on the Global History of Nursing brings together leading scholars and scholarship to capture the state of the art and science of nursing history, as a generation of researchers turn to the history of nursing with new paradigms and methodological tools. Inviting readers to consider new understandings of the historical work and worth of nursing in a larger global context, this ground-breaking volume illuminates how research into the history of nursing moves us away from a reductionist focus on diseases and treatments and towards more inclusive ideas about the experiences of illnesses on individuals, families, communities, voluntary organizations, and states at the bedside and across the globe. An extended introduction by the editors provides an overview and analyzes the key themes involved in the transmission of ideas about the care of the sick. Organized into four parts, and addressing nursing around the globe, it covers: New directions in the history of nursing; New methodological approaches; The politics of nursing knowledge; Nursing and its relationship to social practice. Exploring themes of people, practice, politics and places, this cutting edge volume brings together the best of nursing history scholarship, and is a vital reference for all researchers in the field, and is also relevant to those studying on nursing history and health policy courses.

Gender and Dermatology


Author: Ethel Tur,Howard I. Maibach
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319721569
Category: Medical
Page: 309
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This book comprehensively reviews the characteristics of the body reflected in the skin due to differences in gender. It investigates the genetic and hormonal differences that can affect skin structure and function, and resulting in variations between women and men. The aging process and exogenous factors that differ according to differences in lifestyle between the sexes are also covered. Gender and Dermatology comprehensively outlines the various aspects of physiological differences between the skin of women and men using practical examples and review of the basic science. It is therefore an important clinically-relevant review for both the trainee and experienced practitioner in dermatology, primary care, geriatrics and immunology, while also being of interest to researchers in genetics and metabolic medicine.

Evolutionary Rhetoric

Sex, Science, and Free Love in Nineteenth-Century Feminism
Author: Wendy Hayden
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809331020
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
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Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONE In Evolutionary Rhetoric, scholar Wendy Hayden provides a comprehensive examination of the relationship between scientific and feminist rhetorics in free-love feminism, studying the movement from its inception in the 1850s to its dark turn toward eugenics in the early 1900s. Hayden organizes her provocative study by scientific discipline—evolution, physiology, bacteriology, embryology, and heredity. Each chapter explores how free-love feminists adopted the evidence of that discipline in their arguments for increased sex education, women’s sexual rights, reproductive freedom, and the abolition of a marriage system that repressed the rights and the sexuality of women. Hayden takes our conventional understanding of the relationship between nineteenth-century feminism and science and expands it. The author provides examples of the powerful words of free-love feminists to show exactly how these exceptional women used science as a rhetorical platform to promote feminist, and often radical, social reforms. Considering why the free-love movement has not yet been studied, Hayden also discusses how the recovery of this movement may impact larger goals in the recovery of women’s rhetoric. This important and timely study of a long-forgotten movement adds to our understanding of the complexities of the history of feminism.

Ideas about Illness

An Intellectual and Political History of Medical Sociology
Author: Uta Gerhardt
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349200166
Category: Political Science
Page: 425
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A book on the history of ideas of medical sociology which is part of a series, designed to relate a diversity of empirical areas to central problems of sociological theory. This volume aims to provide an overview of sociology's conceptualization of illness.

Directory of Members


Author: American Sociological Association
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociologists
Page: N.A
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Cosmetic Surgery Narratives

A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Women's Accounts
Author: Debra Gimlin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137284781
Category: Social Science
Page: 197
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This book examines British and American women's narratives of cosmetic surgery, exploring what those narratives say about the contemporary status of cosmetic surgery and 'local' ideas about its legitimate and illegitimate uses.

Broken Limbs, Broken Lives

Ethnography of a Hospital Ward in Bangladesh
Author: Shahaduz Zaman
Publisher: Aksant Academic Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 250
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Shahaduz Zaman carried out anthropological fieldwork in an orthopedic ward in a large government teaching hospital of Bangladesh. The research shows that in contrast to the assumed universalism in biomedicine, biomedical practice is in fact a product of particular social conditions, and the hospital in which it takes place reflects the features of the society in which it is embedded. A shocking and humorous study, this work shows how medical practice takes shape in an under-staffed, under-resourced and under-financed hospital in a low-income country characterized by daily physical and structural violence. Shahaduz Zaman is a medical doctor, medical anthropologist, and literary writer.