Gender, Global Health, And Violence: Feminist Perspectives On Peace And Disease by Tiina VaittinenGender, Global Health, And Violence: Feminist Perspectives On Peace And Disease by Tiina Vaittinen

Gender, Global Health, And Violence: Feminist Perspectives On Peace And Disease

EditorTiina Vaittinen, Catia C. Confortini

Hardcover | November 16, 2019

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Beyond the metaphorical use of healthy society as a normative goal of Peace Research (PR), there is little engagement in contemporary PR with questions of global health. Simultaneously, critical feminist approaches to the intersections of different forms of violence and health are rare in Global Health (GH) literature. Bringing together feminist PR and GH scholarships, this edited book aims to enrich both scholarly traditions. On the one hand, the book provides perspectives from PR that help us to understand better and analyse different forms of violence in the gendered realm of global health. On the other hand, the variety of empirical cases analysed in the chapters widens the horizons of PR, in its understanding of what it means to study violence, peace, and justice in everyday lives. The themes dealt in the chapters of the book vary from questions of reproductive health, to non-communicable (e.g. breast cancer) and communicable diseases (HIV/AIDS, malaria), mental health, the relationship between religious beliefs and health, domestic violence, sex trafficking, and ageing and dementia.This text will help students and researchers alike navigate Global Health through a feminist lens.
Tiina Vaittinen is a PhD Candidate at the University of Tampere, Finland. Cata Confortini is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of Peace and Justice Studies at Wellesley College, USA.
Title:Gender, Global Health, And Violence: Feminist Perspectives On Peace And DiseaseFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:November 16, 2019Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield InternationalLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1786611163

ISBN - 13:9781786611161


Table of Contents

1. Catia C. Confortini & Tiina Vaittinen. Introduction: Analysing Violences in Gendered Global HealthPART I: REVISITING STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE2. Maria Tanyag: Replenishing Bodies and the Political Economy of SRHR in Crises and Emergencies3. Néstor Nuño Martínez. Rethinking Global Health Priorities from the Margins: Health Access and Medical Care Claims among Indonesia's Waria4. Deborah Ikhile, Linda Gibson and Azrini Wahirin. "I Cannot Know That Now I Have Cancer!" A Structural Violence Perspective on Breast Cancer Detection in Uganda 5. Elina Oinas. HIV Politics and Structural Violence: Access to Treatment and KnowledgePART II: VIOLENCES ENTANGLED6. Dragana Lukic and Ann Therese Lotherington. Fighting Symbolic Violence Through Artistic Encounters: Searching for Feminist Answers to the Question of Life and Death with Dementia7. Camilla Reuterswärd. ¡Malas Madres, Malas Mujeres, Malas Todas! The Incarceration of Women for Abortion-Related Crimes in Mexico8. Élise Féron. When is it Torture, When is it Rape? Discourses on Wartime Sexual ViolencePART III: TOWARDS PEACE AND JUSTICE IN GLOBAL HEALTH9. Debra L. DeLaet, Shannon Golden and Veronica Laveta. Beyond Retribution and Reconciliation: Therapeutic Justice for Survivors of Human Rights Violations and Wartime Violence10. Laura Finley. Domestic Violence and Public Health: Beginning Steps for Creating More Just and Effective Community Responses11. Tiina Vaittinen. From Caring Self-Protection to Global Health as Conflict Transformation12. Sophie Harman. Conclusion: Violence and the Paradox of Global Health

Editorial Reviews

This powerful volume breaks new ground in bridging the fields of global health policy and peace studies, viewed through a distinctive feminist lens. In a series of case studies from around the world, contributors describe the varieties of everyday violence experienced by women in diverse contexts. Theoretically rich and empirically evocative, sometimes chilling.