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Applying Antonio Gramsci's philosophy to postcolonial feminist social and political activism in nursing.
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PMID:  19527439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Through its social and political activism goals, postcolonial feminist theoretical approaches not only focus on individual issues that affect health but encompass the examination of the complex interplay between neocolonialism, neoliberalism, and globalization, in mediating the health of non-Western immigrants and refugees. Postcolonial feminism holds the promise to influence nursing research and practice in the 21st century where health remains a goal to achieve and a commitment for humanity. This is especially relevant for nurses, who act as global citizens and as voices for the voiceless. The commitment of nursing to social justice must be further strengthened by relying on postcolonial theories to address issues of health inequities that arise from marginalization and racialization. In using postcolonial feminist theories, nurse researchers locate the inquiry process within a Gramscian philosophy of praxis that represents knowledge in action.
Louise Racine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing philosophy : an international journal for healthcare professionals     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1466-769X     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Philos     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-16     Completed Date:  2009-09-16     Revised Date:  2010-09-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897394     Medline TA:  Nurs Philos     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  180-90     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
University of Saskatchewan, College of Nursing, St. Andrew's Office 411, 107 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Cultural Diversity
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Philosophy, Nursing*
Social Justice*
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
Antonio Gramsci
Comment In:
Nurs Philos. 2010 Oct;11(4):299   [PMID:  20840142 ]

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