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Feminist Health Politics

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Gender Studies
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Mount Holyoke College
Health is about bodies, selves and politics. We will explore a series of health topics from feminist perspectives. How do gender, sexuality, class, disability, and age influence the ways in which one perceives and experiences health and the access one has to health information and health care? Are heteronormativity, cissexism, or one's place of living related to one's health status or one's health risk? By paying close attention to the relationships between community-based narratives, activities of health networks and organizations and theory, we will develop a solid understanding of the historical, political and cultural specificities of health issues, practices, services and movements.
Prereq: 4 credits in gender studies.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Feminist Health Politics
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Jacquelyne Luce TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM Clapp Laboratory 203