Gender, Health, and Society in Contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean, by Ronnie Shepard & Shir Lerman Ginzburg (eds.)

Diana J. Fox
2021 NWIG  
brings together scholars and practitioners heralding from cultural and medical anthropology, social work, sociology, social psychology, public health, and other related disciplines, in a collection that exemplifies the combined insights of intersectionality theory and engaged ethnography. As I write in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, its relevance could not be clearer: the precarity of many of the populations illuminated in the collection-commercial sex workers, prisoners, lgbtq persons-is
more » ... ost certainly exacerbated by the current crisis. The ten chapters are linked through a conceptual framework that demonstrates how social, economic, and political inequities structure health disparities. Long histories of colonialism, neocolonialism, and neoliberalism have produced syncretic patriarchal gender systems including competing, resistant notions of masculinity, femininity, nonbinary genders, and sexualities. As noted by editors
doi:10.1163/22134360-09501013 fatcat:opdpafi4inachfdzkx2tihs6ia