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The Modern Female Body as a Mass Phenomenon

Ina Zweiniger‐Bargielowska

in Managing the Body: Beauty, Health, and Fitness in Britain 1880-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199280520
eISBN:
9780191594878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280520.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter posits women's physical liberation alongside political emancipation, greater gender equality, expanding employment opportunities after 1918. A modern femininity was constructed by means ... More


After the Storm: Women, Public Policy, and Power

Elizabeth Hayes Turner

in Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880–1920

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086881
eISBN:
9780199854578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086881.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses Galveston after the Hurricane of 1900 which was the worst natural disaster in the history of the North American continent. Historians of the Progressive Era recalled that out ... More


Abortion After Roe

Johanna Schoen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621180
eISBN:
9781469623344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621180.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Abortion is—and always has been—an arena for contesting power relations between women and men. When in 1973 the Supreme Court made the procedure legal throughout the United States, it seemed that ... More


Living through Some Giant Change: The Establishment of Abortion Services

Johanna Schoen

in Abortion After Roe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621180
eISBN:
9781469623344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621180.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses how the development of vacuum aspiration and the Roe v. Wade decision led to the establishment of freestanding abortion clinics. Abortion clinics followed one of two models: ... More


Conserving Feminist Health Care, Confronting Anti-Abortion: The Atlanta Feminist Women’s Health Center

Jennifer Nelson

in More Than Medicine: A History of the Feminist Women's Health Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762776
eISBN:
9780814770894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762776.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter turns to the Atlanta Feminist Women's Health Center (FWHC), which opened in 1977. Like the Aradia feminists, the founders of the Atlanta FWHC hoped to provide feminist and ... 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


Introduction

Johanna Schoen

in Abortion After Roe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621180
eISBN:
9781469623344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621180.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

The introduction briefly chronicles women’s reproductive experiences prior to the legalization of abortion and situates the legalization of abortion into the context of the emerging women’s health ... More


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


Reexamining the Pelvic: The Pelvic Instruction Controversy of the 1970s

in Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Women's Health in the Second Wave

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226443058
eISBN:
9780226443072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443072.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses feminist pedagogy and medical education by tracing the rise and fall of the Pelvic Teaching Program created by feminist health activists at Boston's Women's Community Health ... More


“All This That Has Happened to Me Shouldn’t Happen to Nobody Else”: Loretta Ross and the Women of Color Reproductive Freedom Movement of the 1980s

Jennifer Nelson

in More Than Medicine: A History of the Feminist Women's Health Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762776
eISBN:
9780814770894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762776.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter highlights the work of Loretta Ross within the National Organization of Women (NOW) in order to explore conversations about race and racism within majority-white feminist organizations ... More


Voluntarism, the state and the feeding of the young

Ian Miller

in Reforming food in post-Famine Ireland: Medicine, science and improvement, 18451922

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719088865
eISBN:
9781781706909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088865.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Who ought to assume responsibility for feeding the young? Were mothers who failed to do so neglectful individuals or simply lacking in dietetic and nutritional knowledge? And what role should the ... More


The Japanese Patent Medicine Trade in East Asia: Women’s Medicines and the Tensions of Empire

Susan L. Burns

in Gender, Health, and History in Modern East Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390908
eISBN:
9789888455096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390908.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores modern Japan’s pharmaceutical interest in and competition over women’s bodies in the 1920s and 1930s, analysing how patent drugs as “medical commodities” promoted multiple and ... More


Sexing the X

Sarah S. Richardson

in Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084688
eISBN:
9780226084718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084718.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Focusing on “X mosaicism” theories of female biology, health, and behavior, this chapter examines the longstanding and infrequently questioned association of the X with femaleness. Drawing strongly ... More


Bodies under Scrutiny: Redefining Sex Worker Identity in Early Colonial Algiers

Lisa Geiger

in Archaeology of Identity and Dissonance: Contexts for a Brave New World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056197
eISBN:
9780813053950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056197.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

After invading Algiers in 1830, French colonial administrators enacted policies intended to surveil and control local prostitutes. These regulations established sex worker registration logs, ... More


The Left

Beryl Satter

in Rethinking Therapeutic Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226249933
eISBN:
9780226250274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226250274.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the relationship between therapeutic culture and the left through an analysis of Re-evaluation Counseling (RC), a late 20th century, left-leaning therapeutic practice. First, it ... More


Estrogen Treatment in Alzheimer’s Disease: Translational Implications of Estrogenic Regulation of Memory for Aging and Disease

Kelly N. Morgan and Carey E. Gleason

in Estrogens and Memory: Basic Research and Clinical Implications

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190645908
eISBN:
9780190645922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645908.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

An effort to mitigate the cumbersome physiological, cognitive, and psychological changes that naturally occur during the menopausal transition has been ongoing for decades. Discrepant findings of ... More


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