Faculty Book: Rosalind Pollack Petchesky
Rosalind Pollack Petchesky
(Zed Books, 2003; 320 pp.)
Rosalind Pollack Petchesky, distinguished professor of political science at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, has written a critical yet optimistic analysis of the role of transnational women's groups in setting the agendas for women's health in international and national settings. In Global Prescriptions, she reviews a decade of women's participation in UN conferences, transnational networks, national advocacy efforts, and sexual and reproductive health provision. In the book, Petchesky critiques the Cairo, Beijing, and Copenhagen UN conference documents; assesses capitalist obstacles to providing essential AIDS drugs; and argues that the power of women's transnational coalitions is only as great as their organic connections with grassroots social movements.
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Submitted on: OCT 1, 2003