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The Makings of a Modern Epidemic : Endometriosis, Gender and Politics

By: Seear, Kate.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2014Description: 1 online resource (205 p.).ISBN: 9781409460831.Subject(s): Endometriosis | Women -- Health and hygiene | Women’s health servicesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Makings of a Modern Epidemic : Endometriosis, Gender and PoliticsDDC classification: 306.461 | 618.1/42 | 618.142 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Towards Pastiche; 1 Crisis of the Modern: On Advocacy, Research and the Rise of Endometriosis; 2 The Disease of Theories: On the Function of Medical Hypotheses; 3 Standing up to the Beast: On Mystery and Mastery in the Endometriosis Self-help Literature; 4 The Typical Patient Profile: On Treatment and the Constitution of Subjects; 5 Sooks, Slobs and Monsters: On Responsibility, Self-care and Living with Endometriosis; Conclusion: Pinning Disease Down; Bibliography; Index
Summary: This timely book addresses the scholarly neglect of endometriosis by the social sciences, offering a critical assessment of one of the world's most common - and burdensome - health problems for women. Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives, including science and technology studies, feminist theory and queer theory, The Makings of a Modern Epidemic explores the symbolic, discursive and material dimensions of the condition. It demonstrates how shifts in thinking about gender, the body, race, modernity and philosophies of health have shaped the epidemic, and produces a compelling account of endometriosis as a highly politicised and grossly neglected disease.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Towards Pastiche; 1 Crisis of the Modern: On Advocacy, Research and the Rise of Endometriosis; 2 The Disease of Theories: On the Function of Medical Hypotheses; 3 Standing up to the Beast: On Mystery and Mastery in the Endometriosis Self-help Literature; 4 The Typical Patient Profile: On Treatment and the Constitution of Subjects; 5 Sooks, Slobs and Monsters: On Responsibility, Self-care and Living with Endometriosis; Conclusion: Pinning Disease Down; Bibliography; Index

This timely book addresses the scholarly neglect of endometriosis by the social sciences, offering a critical assessment of one of the world's most common - and burdensome - health problems for women. Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives, including science and technology studies, feminist theory and queer theory, The Makings of a Modern Epidemic explores the symbolic, discursive and material dimensions of the condition. It demonstrates how shifts in thinking about gender, the body, race, modernity and philosophies of health have shaped the epidemic, and produces a compelling account of endometriosis as a highly politicised and grossly neglected disease.

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