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Our Bodies, Our Nature: Breastfeeding, the Environment, and Feminism

Jessica L. Martucci

in Back To the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288031
eISBN:
9780226288178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288178.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the intersections between the breastfeeding movement, environmentalism, and second-wave feminism from the 1950s through the 1980s. Concern over environmental toxins was one of ... More


Health Activism and the Limits of Labeling

Sharra L. Vostral

in Toxic Shock: A Social History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479877843
eISBN:
9781479894925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479877843.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Since the threat of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) subsided but remained, how to manage it became a politically contested issue. Chapter 5 addresses the political stakes of science-based policy used to ... More


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