Prescribed Norms

Prescribed Norms

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Challenging readers to rethink the norms of women's health and treatment, Prescribed Norms concludes with a gesture to chaos theory as a way of critiquing and breaking out of prescribed physiological and social understandings of women's health.As long as the medical model (and its attendant profit-making apparati) of the normal functioning of the female reproductive system prevails, however, ... On the one hand, the disease model legitimated and supported mood fluctuations that had previously been dismissed as imaginary or neurotic ranting. ... PMSa€”a€œ labeling.


Title:Prescribed Norms
Author: Cheryl Lynn Krasnick Warsh
Publisher:University of Toronto Press - 2010
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