Call for Review: ‘Women’s Empowerment and Global Health: A Twenty-First Century Agenda’ by Shari Dworkin, Monica Gandhi, and Paige Passano.

We are looking for a social scientist to review Women’s Empowerment and Global Health: A Twenty-First Century Agenda (Dworkin, Gandhi, and Passano, 2016). Further information about the themes under study can be found at University of California Press.  What is women’s empowerment, and how and why does it matter for women’s health? These are questions that the University of Read the full article…

‘Addicted. Pregnant. Poor’ reviewed by Dr Kwanwook Kim

Addicted. Pregnant. Poor by Kelly Ray Knight (Duke University Press, 2015). This deeply engaging and long standing ethnography conducted from 2007 to 2011 fully discloses the sufferings of women living in daily rent hotels in abandoned industrial spaces in San Francisco, who are categorised as “addicted, pregnant, poor.” Kelly Ray Knight focuses on the pregnancy-related Read the full article…

‘Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil’ reviewed by Ángela Lavilla Cañedo

Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil by Emilia Sanabria (Duke University Press, 2016). Emilia Sanabria’s Plastic Bodies is a captivating book and a much needed study on perceptions on menstruation and associated biomedical practices. In particular, it provides a different approach from the traditional Anglo or Anglo-American context because of the different Read the full article…