Women’s Health in National and Transnational Contexts


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Women’s Health in National and Transnational Contexts
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The article by Boscoe et al, “The Women’s Health Movement in Canada: Looking Back and Moving Forward,” represents a broad analysis of the development of the women’s health movement in Canada from the 1960s into the 21st century. This is represented as being an evolutionary process, as grassroots organizing on concerns relating to women’s health broadened into incisive critiques of the existing medical model and services for women, and then to development of a “woman-centred model” and coalition building with other groups that shared these issues (e.g., disability, environmental, and peace/anti-nuclear groups) (pp.7-9).
While the article notes undeniable achievements of the...
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.....ghlights the “de-centering leadership” of the women’s health movement globally (p.3). Are there any disadvantages that come with this “de-centering” and, if so, how may the global women’s health movement compensate for these disadvantages?
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Durham: Duke University Press.
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