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National Healths: Gender, Sexuality and Health in a Cross-cultural Context, edited with Nana Wilson-Tagoe (UCL Press, 2004)

CONTENTS

Contributors

Acknowledgements

List of illustrations

Introduction
Michael Worton and Nana Wilson-Tagoe

I The Politics of Sickness and Health

1. Female Circumcision as a Two-Way Mirror of Reflection on Self and the Other
Nahid Toubia

2. Albanian Masculinitites, Sex-work and Migration: Homosexuality, AIDS, and Other Moral Threats
Nicola Mai

3. The Semantics and Politics of Childbearing and Motherhood in Contemporary African Writing
Nana Wilson-Tagoe

4. Sex, Gender and the Language of Sanitary Reform in the Late Nineteenth Century British Empire
Phillipa Levine

5. Dangerous Blood: Menstruation, Medicine and Myth in Early Modern England
Margaret Healy

II The Representation of Sickness and Health

6. Remembrance of Health Lost: Dis/Figuring Africa in European AIDS Writing
James N. Agar

7. Vulnerable Margins: The iconography of Blood, Dirt and disease in the Early Twentieth-Century South African Settler Novel
Lynda Morgan

8. The Downward Spiral of Sexual Over-Indulgence: Morality, Ill-Health and Retribution in Thailand's Classic Erotic Novel: The Story of Jan Daraa
Rachel Harrison

9. The Fundamental Riddle of Cholera: Sex, Gender and Representations of the Fundament in the Construction of Disease
George Rousseau

10. Behold the (Sick) Man
Michael Worton

III Learning from Sickness and Health

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Audrey Prost

12. Angry Women and the History of Medicine
Shigehisa Kuriyama

13. Reading Gender in Ancient Egyptian Health Papyri
Stephen Quirke

14. Custine and Amiel: Negotiating through Gender and Ill-health in Nineteenth- century Europe
Caroline Warman

15. Poetry, Prose and the Sexual Demographics of Health
Deborah Kirklin

Index

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