CFP: Proposed special issue of Gender, Place and Culture: Bodies Across Borders: The global circulation of body parts, medical tourists and medical professionals
Editors: Beth Greenhough, Tim Brown, Isabel Dyck and Bronwyn Parry
The fields of medicine and healthcare are being transformed by new communications and biomedical technologies, which have facilitated marked increases in the global circulation of body parts, patients and medical professionals across national borders. These movements often echo other movements of capital and resources, travelling from rural to urban areas, from poor to rich, and from the Global South to the Global North with implications for global health, access to medical professionals, healthcare services and body-parts, and for national and international monitoring and regulation. This special issue seeks to bring a feminist perspective to understanding the global circulation of body parts, medical tourists and medical professionals, highlighting how questions of gender and sexuality shape and are shaped by the movement of bodies across borders in pursuit of health, scientific knowledge and profit.
Possible topics for papers include:
- The role of female bodies as sources of bodily commodities
- The migration of female healthcare workers
- Medical tourism/reproductive tourism
- Women as subjects of clinical trials
They are looking for 5-6 papers to complete an invited proposal for a special issue.
Please send abstracts to Beth Greenhough (b.j.greenhough [at] qmul.ac.uk) by the 7th March 2011.