Signs: Gender & Medical Tourism

University of Chicago Press
Edited by Andrew Mazzaschi, Emily Anne McDonald
Signs: Gender & Medical Tourism
University of Chicago Press

Comparative Perspectives Symposium: Gender and Medical Tourism

Edited by Andrew Mazzaschi and Emily Anne McDonald

Journal of Women in Culture & Society
Vol. 36, No. 2, Winter 2011

Signs is at the forefront of new directions in feminist scholarship. The journal publishes pathbreaking articles, review essays, comparative perspectives, and retrospectives of interdisciplinary interest addressing gender, race, culture, class, nation, and sexuality.

Table of Contents

Interrogating Medical Tourism: Ireland, Abortion, and Mobility Rights (pp. 275-280)
Mary Gilmartin and Allen White

Fertility Tourism: Circumventive Routes That Enable Access to Reproductive Technologies and Substances (pp. 280-289)
Sven Bergmann

Medical Tourism in the Caribbean (pp. 289-297)
Annette B. Ramírez de Arellano

“Almost Invisible Scars”: Medical Tourism to Brazil (pp. 297-302)
Alexander Edmonds

Surgeon and Safari: Producing Valuable Bodies in Johannesburg (pp. 303-312)
Andrew Mazzaschi

Medical Tourism: Reverse Subsidy for the Elite (pp. 312-319)
Amit Sengupta

Medical Tourism in the Backcountry: Alternative Health and Healing in the Arkansas Ozarks (pp. 319-326)
Justin M. Nolan and Mary Jo Schneider

Complicating Common Ideas about Medical Tourism: Gender, Class, and Globality in Yemenis’ International Medical Travel (pp. 327-332)
Beth Kangas

Nennu and Shunu: Gender, Body Politics, and the Beauty Economy in China (pp. 333-357)
Jie Yang

The Biopower of Beauty: Humanitarian Imperialisms and Global Feminisms in an Age of Terror (pp. 359-383)
Mimi Thi Nguyen

The Right to Fashion in the Age of Terrorism (pp. 385-410)
Minh‐Ha T. Pham

Moving, Sensing Intersectionality: A Case Study of Miss China Europe (pp. 411-436)
Yiu Fai Chow

“We don’t forget the old rice pot when we get the new one”: Discourses on Ideals and Practices of Women in Contemporary Cambodia (pp. 437-462)
Katherine Brickell

The Environmental Account of Obesity: A Case for Feminist Skepticism (pp. 463-485)
Anna Kirkland