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Global Health and Security : Critical Feminist Perspectives - (Hardcover)

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The past decade has witnessed a significant increase in the construction of health as a security issue by national governments and multilateral organizations. This book provides the first critical, feminist analysis of the flesh-and-blood impacts of the securitization of health on different bodies, while broadening the scope of what we understand as global health security.

It looks at how feminist perspectives on health and security can lead to different questions about health and in/security, problematizing some of the ‘common sense’ assumptions that underlie much of the discourse in this area. It considers the norms, ideologies, and vested interests that frame specific ‘threats’ to health and policy responses, while exposing how the current governance of the global economy shapes new threats to health. Some chapters focus on conflict, war and complex emergencies, while others move from a ‘high political’ focus to the domain of subtler and often insidious structural violence, illuminating the impacts of hegemonic masculinities and the neoliberal governance of the global economy on health and life chances.

Highlighting the critical intersections across health, gender and security, this book is an important contribution to scholarship on health and security, global health, public health and gender studies.

Edition: Critical
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Health + Wellness, Social Science
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Public Health
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: March 19, 2018
TCIN: 53235532
UPC: 9781138677364
Item Number (DPCI): 248-58-0419
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