Feminist critical medical anthropology methodologies understanding gender and healthcare in India

Cecilia Van Hollen

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Abstract

The author is a critical feminist medical anthropologist who has been engaged in ethnographic research on women's health issues in India for the past 25 years. Drawing from her own research experiences, this paper explores the methodologies entailed in research as a feminist critical medical anthropologist: by unpacking core methodological assumptions behind each component of her disciplinary position, introducing methodologies at each level-sociocultural anthropology, medical anthropology, critical medical anthropology, and finally feminist critical medical anthropology. It also examines how she has operationalised the fusion of these methodological approaches in her own research projects. The ways in which the findings from this research have contributed to our understanding of gender and can be useful for improving healthcare for women are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-79
Number of pages8
JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
Volume51
Issue number18
StatePublished - Apr 30 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations

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