Rural Women's Health

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2012-09-17
  • Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
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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

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Connecting Rural Women's Health across Time, Locales, and Disciplinesp. 3
Research, Policy, and Actionp. 27
Looking Back and Forging Ahead: Rural Women's Health Research and Policy in Canadap. 29
Rural Women's Research and Action on the Prairiesp. 46
Closing the Gap: Rural Women's Organizations and Rural Women's Health in Canadap. 62
Health Issues of Women in Rural United States: An Overviewp. 80
Health and Environmentp. 99
Farm Work in Ontario and Breast Cancer Riskp. 101
An Exploration of Canadian Farm Women's Food Provisioning Practicesp. 122
The Multiple Dimensions of Health: Weaving Together Food Sustainability and Farm Women's Healthp. 141
Outside Assumptions: Research with the Old Order Mennonite Women in Ontario - An Exploratory Studyp. 158
Gender-Based Violencep. 175
Living with Their Bodies: Three Generations of Rural Newfoundland and Labrador Womenp. 177
Intimate Partner Violence: Understanding and Responding to the Unique Needs of Women in Rural and Northern Communitiesp. 197
There's a Nightmare in the Closet!: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Major Health Issue for Women Living in Remote Aboriginal Communitiesp. 215
Rural Women's Strategies for Seeking Mental Health and Housing Servicesp. 233
Population Health, Health Promotion, and Public Healthp. 251
Being a Good Woman: The Gendered Impacts of Restructuring in Rural Albertap. 253
Gender Politics and Rural Women: Barriers to and Strategies for Enhancing Resiliencyp. 269
Deferring Health: Perspectives of African Canadian Women Living in Remote and Rural Nova Scotia Communitiesp. 287
The Quality of Life of Elderly Ukrainian Women in Rural Saskatchewanp. 304
In the Dark: Uncovering Influences on Pregnant Women's Health in the Northwest Territoriesp. 320
Leisure, Rural Community Identity, and Women's Health: Historical and Contemporary Connectionsp. 346
Theorizing Rurality and Genderp. 365
Healthy Rural Bodies? Embodied Approaches to the Study of Rural Women's Healthp. 367
Women, Chronic Illness, and Rural Australia: Exploring the Intersections between Space, Identity, and the Bodyp. 385
Health Policy and the Politics of Citizenship: Northern Women's Care Giving in Rural British Columbiap. 403
Well Beings: Placing Emotion in Rural, Gender, and Health Researchp. 423
Contributorsp. 441
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