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Título: The Fallopian Dilemma: African Bodies, Citizenship and Family Planning
Autor: Pussetti, Chiara
Palavras-chave: Women health
Family planning
African sexuality
Data: 2015
Citação: Pussetti, C. G. (2015). The fallopian dilemma: african bodies, citizenship and family planning. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 2 (1), 21-33
Resumo: In the recent context of the European Union governmental activity—in particular in this time of crisis—immigration-related issues became of pivotal importance. Social healthcare programmes targeting deprived immigrant populations equate reducing social problems with guiding their conduct towards more responsible, healthier habits and life projects. Building upon a set of debates on governing the body and health under advanced liberalism, this paper, focusing on the Portuguese context and on family planning, suggests ideas towards a new research agenda on immigration and public health, claiming that social care interventions are inherently racialized. The insecurities, threats and overall concerns in a time of global crisis create a state of exception, which justifies the deployment of illiberal practices in order to secure collective well-being. In particular, I am interested in how the dominant discourses of the health and social care sectors influence [1] the ways in which “the right thing to do” is constructed and debated and the material effects of these decisions on immigrants lives; [2] the ongoing strategies, micronegotiations of power and truth between different actors; [3] the fading borders of the subject of medical knowledge, which becomes no longer to govern the body merely according to a medical logic, but rather to seek social well-being.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10451/20196
DOI: 10.1007/s40615-014-0044-0
Versão do Editor: http://link.springer.com/article/%2010.1007/s40615-014-0044-0
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