The Science of Woman: Gynaecology and Gender in England, 1800-1929 - Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine (Paperback)
  • The Science of Woman: Gynaecology and Gender in England, 1800-1929 - Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine (Paperback)
zoom

The Science of Woman: Gynaecology and Gender in England, 1800-1929 - Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine (Paperback)

(author)
£31.99
Paperback 292 Pages / Published: 22/07/1993
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Is women's destiny rooted in their biology? Since the end of the eighteenth century the science of gynaecology has legitimised the view that women are 'naturally' fitted for activities in the private sphere of the family. This book argues that the definition of femininity as propounded by gynaecological science is a cultural product of a wider, more political context.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521447959
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 410 g
Dimensions: 228 x 153 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Moscucci has highlighted some critical debates concerning women's bodies and medical practice. She ... draws on a wide range of material and disciplines to give a focused and coherent argument which provides a stimulating and valuable discussion for anyone interested in gender, the history of medicine and cultural attitudes.' Gender and History
'[This] temperate but powerful study is a model instance of the successful integration of medical and women's history.' Roy Porter, Medical History
'The Science of Woman deserves to be read by anyone interested in the history of professionalization and the emergence of specialisms as well as of sexuality and gender.' Michael Bevan, Social History of Medicine

You may also be interested in...

The History of Medicine
Added to basket
The Black Death
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Western Medical Tradition
Added to basket
Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Rise And Fall Of Modern Medicine
Added to basket
Blood and Guts
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Ebola
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
Doctoring the Mind
Added to basket
Works: v. 1
Added to basket
£18.95
Hardback
The Deadly Dinner Party
Added to basket
Mad, Bad And Sad
Added to basket
Shrinks
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Rabid
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Inconvenient People
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Victorian Asylum
Added to basket
The Inheritor's Powder
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.