What is gender? Feminist theory and the sociology of human reproduction
UNSPECIFIED (1996) What is gender? Feminist theory and the sociology of human reproduction. SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 18 (1). pp. 17-44. ISSN 0141-9889Full text not available from this repository.
Feminist theory and research on the sociology of human reproduction have historically been bound together as each has developed. Yet recently sociologists of reproduction and 'women's health' have lost sight of core debates in feminist theory. They still tend to work with the assumption that feminism is an internally coherent body of thought, despite the emergence of significant internal divisions since the mid-1980s. In this paper we evaluate the challenge that feminist poststructuralism poses to prior conceptualisations of gender in the context of reproductive health through a critique of sociological work in this area from the 1970s and 1980s. We conclude with a critical exploration of the new insights that might emerge from a post-structuralist 'deconstruction' of gender in the context of human reproduction.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Journal or Publication Title:||SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Official Date:||January 1996|
|Number of Pages:||28|
|Page Range:||pp. 17-44|
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