By Elianne Riska

The expanding share of girls within the scientific occupation has been keenly either via conservative and feminist observers in past times 3 many years. information either in Europe and within the usa are likely to ascertain that ladies paintings normally in niches of the wellbeing and fitness care process or scientific specialties characterised by means of particularly low gains or status. The segregation of clinical paintings has turn into more and more famous as an indication of inequality among male and female participants of the clinical profession.

Medicine as a social association isn't really a common constitution: well-being care platforms differ within the quantity to which physicians paintings within the deepest or public region and within the volume to which they've got as a company physique been in a position to effect their numbers and the nature in their paintings. the purpose of this e-book isn't just to study and to supply an account of women's place in medication but in addition to supply an analytical framework. The textual content revolves round 3 key concerns that light up this argument: numbers, scientific perform, and feminist agendas of ladies physicians. the problems are addressed in all of the chapters yet highlighted as critical analytical topics in a cross-cultural context.

Challenging earlier reviews of the clinical occupation, that have assumed for the main half a gender-neutral stance, Riska's textual content offers a special concentration. Medical Careers and Feminist Agendas offers a finished, cross-national research of the present prestige of ladies in 3 societies the place the economics of scientific perform fluctuate significantly: a industry society, a welfare kingdom, and a previously communist society in transition. aimed toward a large viewers, this publication may be invaluable for years yet to come in clinical sociology, the sociology of professions, and women's stories. Its ancient breadth, present information, and trenchant probing will provide practitioners and policy-makers alike with a wanted analytical software.

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