Front cover image for Gender, health, and popular culture : historical perspectives

Gender, health, and popular culture : historical perspectives

Health is a gendered concept in Western cultures. Topics in this collection are wide ranging and include childbirth advice in Victorian Australia and Cold War America, menstruation films, Canadian abortion tourism, the Pap smear, the Body Worlds exhibition, and fat liberation.
Print Book, English, 2014
Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, Ont., 2014
xvii, 308 pages : illustrations
9781554582174, 1554582172
Introduction / Cheryl Krasnick Warsh
I : The transmission of health information. Confined : constructions of childbirth in popular and elite medical culture in late-nineteenth-century Australia / Lisa Featherstone
Eating for two : shaping mothers' figures and babies' futures in modern American culture / Lisa Forman Cody
Advice to adolescents : menstrual health and menstrual education films, 1946-1982 / Sharra L. Vostral
Controlling conception : images of women, safety, sexuality and the Pill in the sixties / Heather Molyneaux
All aboard? : Canadian women's abortion tourism, 1960-1980 / Christabelle Sethna
Controlling cervical cancer from screening to vaccinations : an American perspective / Kirsten E. Gardner
The challenge of developing and publicizing cervical cancer screening programs : a Canadian perspective / Mandy Hadenko
II: Popular representations of the body in sickness and health. Hideous monsters before the eye : delirium tremens and manhood in antebellum Philadelphia / Ric N. Caric
From La Bambola to a Toronto striptease : drawing out public consent to gender differentiation with anatomical materials / Annette Burfoot
Let me hear your body talk : aerobics for fat women only, 1981-1985 / Jenny Ellison
"The closest thing to perfect" : celebrity and the body politics of Jamie Lee Curtis / Christina Burr
"Every generation has its war" : representations of gay men with AIDS and their parents in the United States, 1983-1993 / Heather Murray
Reprint. Originally published: 2011