Introduction to Queering Health: critical challenges to normativity in health and healthcare

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Abstract

Queering Health uncovers normative assumptions, practices and discourses as central to the production of difference, which manifests as gender and sexual inequality and other forms of disadvantage and discrimination in health and healthcare. The strength of these perspectives is in critiquing the increasing power of biomedical sciences in order to contest the hegemony of unexamined healthcare assumptions that deny difference and thereby sustain inequality. These queer and critical theories trouble neoliberal healthcare economics and biomedical scientific norms that operate in every sphere of healthcare, providing a range of radical tools to destabilise, deconstruct or reimagine binaries, discourses, normative categories or moral ideals prevalent in the pursuit of health
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQueering Health: critical challenges to normativity in health and healthcare
EditorsL. Zeeman, K. Aranda, A. Grant
Place of PublicationMonmouth
PublisherPCCs Books
ISBN (Print)9781906254711
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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Zeeman, L., Aranda, K., & Grant, A. (2014). Introduction to Queering Health: critical challenges to normativity in health and healthcare. In L. Zeeman, K. Aranda, & A. Grant (Eds.), Queering Health: critical challenges to normativity in health and healthcare Monmouth: PCCs Books.