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Women in Swedish Society

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Texte du rabat Women in Swedish Society is a groundbreaking study by two general practitioners, Annika Forssén and Gunilla Carlste... Lire la suite
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Women in Swedish Society is a groundbreaking study by two general practitioners, Annika Forssén and Gunilla Carlstedt, who believed that the medical profession and accepted medical science was inadequately responding to the health problems presented by their female patients.

Rejecting the tendency of the medical profession to link women's symptoms with female psychological issues or reproductive biology, the authors undertook their own in-depth research, drawing on systematic, wide-ranging interviews with 20 carefully chosen subjects. Their goal was to identify how women's daily lives, in particular their personal circumstances and work experiences - both in salaried employment and in the home - impacted on their health.

Women in Swedish Society incorporates the detailed and intimate testimonies of these women. Through them, Forssén and Carlstedt illustrate how changes in female health and wellbeing reflect the radical changes in Swedish society during their lifetimes, which spanned the twentieth century. The authors also make comparisons with the situation of contemporary Swedish women, finding that despite the shift in social attitudes and improved opportunities for women, many issues surrounding power, class and division of labor as well as medical care remain unresolved.

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Titre: Women in Swedish Society
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Code EAN: 9781860571367
ISBN: 978-1-86057-136-7
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Welsh Academic Press
Genre: Sciences politiques
Poids: 413g
Taille: H223mm x B149mm x T20mm
Année: 2018