Women's Health Advocacy: Rhetorical Ingenuity for the 21st Century

1st Edition

Jamie White-Farnham, Bryna Siegel Finer, Cathryn Molloy

Routledge
Published July 29, 2019
Reference - 226 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367192259 - CAT# K417534

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Summary

Women’s Health Advocacy brings together academic studies and personal narratives to demonstrate how women use a variety of arguments, forms of writing, and communication strategies to effect change in a health system that is not only often difficult to participate in, but which can be actively harmful. It explicates the concept of rhetorical ingenuity—the creation of rhetorical means for specific and technical, yet extremely personal, situations. At a time when women’s health concerns are at the center of national debate, this rhetorical ingenuity provides means for women to uncover latent sources of oppression in women’s health and medicine and to influence matters of research, funding, policy, and everyday access to healthcare in the face of exclusion and disenfranchisement. This accessible collection will be inspiring reading for academics and students in health communication, medical humanities, and women’s studies, as well as for activists, patients, and professionals.

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