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Feminist Global Health Security

Clare Wenham

Abstract

Feminist Global Health Security highlights the ways in which women are disadvantaged by global health security policy, through engagement with feminist concepts of visibility; social and stratified reproduction; intersectionality; and structural violence. The book argues that an approach focused on short-term response efforts to health emergencies fails to consider the differential impacts of outbreaks on women. This feminist critique focuses on the policy response to the Zika outbreak, which centred on limiting the spread of the vector through civic participation and asking women to defer pre ... More

Keywords: Zika, global health security, feminist security studies, women, gender, epidemic, health emergency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197556931
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197556931.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clare Wenham, author
Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science