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Wings of Gauze

Women of Color and the Experience of Health and Illness

edited by Barbara Bair and Susan Cayleffforeword by Helen Rodriguez-Trias

African American Studies, Health Care, Women's Studies

Published: August 1993
ISBN: 9780814323021
Pages: 400 Size: 6 x 9


Barbara Bair, Ph.D., is a Fellow of the Virginia Center for the Humanities, Charlottesville, and was for many years an Associate of the James B. Coleman African Studies Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has taught interdisciplinary courses in American literature, women and health, and American cultural and social history.Susan E. Cayleff, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies at San Diego State University. She teaches women’s history from a multi-cultural perspective, women and health, women’s sexualiyy, and women and sports.

Contributors Include:
Lourdes Arguelles, Caroline Westbrook Arnold, Brenda Child, Michael C. Clatts, Priscilla Ferguson Clement, Carol M. Cummings, Sheila P. Davis, Denise Drevdahl, Linda Dumas, Katherine Fennelly, Wonda Lee Fontenot, Barbara Frye, Shirley A. Hill, Cora A. Ingram, Teresa C. Jacob, Valli Kanuha, Frenzella Elaine De Lancey, Diane K. Lewis, Alice Longman, Gretchen E. Lopez, Lois Lyles, Joanne B. Mulcahy, Nolan E. Penn, Mary Peterson, Beth E. Richie, Anne M. Rivero, Adrienne Michelle Robinson-Muhammad, Gregoria Rodriguez, Mary Romero, Gloria J. Romero, Michelle Saint-Germain, Ama R. Saran, Leslie E. Spieth, Francoise Verges, Gloria Waite

Finally, a book in which the lifeworld of women of color emerges to challenge the narrow medical discourse on health. This is a finely nuanced collection that should be read by anyone who wants to understand the meansing so health and illness in American communities.

– Susan M. Reberby, Wellesley College