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The well-being of rural communities affects the well-being of those who reside in towns and cities because of rural-urban connections through food, drinking water, infectious disease, extreme environmental events, recreation, and for many, retirement residence. In rural areas themselves, women play a critical role in the health of their families and communities, yet women's health is often marginalized or ignored. There have been limited studies to date about rural women and health in Canada. Filling an important gap in scholarship, this collection identifies priority issues that must be addressed to ensure these women's well-being and offers innovative theoretical and methodological ideas for improvement. Rural Women's Health integrates perspectives from rural practitioners, residents, and scholars in a variety of fields, including nursing, sociology, anthropology, and geography, to tackle issues relevant to diverse settings across the country. As such, it presents a national perspective on the nature of women's health while respecting internal and regional diversity, as well as viewpoints from international scholarship.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Connecting Rural Women's Health across Time, Locales, and Disciplines||p. 3|
|Research, Policy, and Action||p. 27|
|Looking Back and Forging Ahead: Rural Women's Health Research and Policy in Canada||p. 29|
|Rural Women's Research and Action on the Prairies||p. 46|
|Closing the Gap: Rural Women's Organizations and Rural Women's Health in Canada||p. 62|
|Health Issues of Women in Rural United States: An Overview||p. 80|
|Health and Environment||p. 99|
|Farm Work in Ontario and Breast Cancer Risk||p. 101|
|An Exploration of Canadian Farm Women's Food Provisioning Practices||p. 122|
|The Multiple Dimensions of Health: Weaving Together Food Sustainability and Farm Women's Health||p. 141|
|Outside Assumptions: Research with the Old Order Mennonite Women in Ontario - An Exploratory Study||p. 158|
|Gender-Based Violence||p. 175|
|Living with Their Bodies: Three Generations of Rural Newfoundland and Labrador Women||p. 177|
|Intimate Partner Violence: Understanding and Responding to the Unique Needs of Women in Rural and Northern Communities||p. 197|
|There's a Nightmare in the Closet!: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Major Health Issue for Women Living in Remote Aboriginal Communities||p. 215|
|Rural Women's Strategies for Seeking Mental Health and Housing Services||p. 233|
|Population Health, Health Promotion, and Public Health||p. 251|
|Being a Good Woman: The Gendered Impacts of Restructuring in Rural Alberta||p. 253|
|Gender Politics and Rural Women: Barriers to and Strategies for Enhancing Resiliency||p. 269|
|Deferring Health: Perspectives of African Canadian Women Living in Remote and Rural Nova Scotia Communities||p. 287|
|The Quality of Life of Elderly Ukrainian Women in Rural Saskatchewan||p. 304|
|In the Dark: Uncovering Influences on Pregnant Women's Health in the Northwest Territories||p. 320|
|Leisure, Rural Community Identity, and Women's Health: Historical and Contemporary Connections||p. 346|
|Theorizing Rurality and Gender||p. 365|
|Healthy Rural Bodies? Embodied Approaches to the Study of Rural Women's Health||p. 367|
|Women, Chronic Illness, and Rural Australia: Exploring the Intersections between Space, Identity, and the Body||p. 385|
|Health Policy and the Politics of Citizenship: Northern Women's Care Giving in Rural British Columbia||p. 403|
|Well Beings: Placing Emotion in Rural, Gender, and Health Research||p. 423|
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