Kay Aranda

Kay Aranda

Kay Aranda is a Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Applied Social Science at the University of Brighton in the UK. She has worked in the NHS and voluntary sector, and in commu¬nity nursing, primary care and women’s health.  With an academic background in the social sci¬ences and theoretical interests in feminist theories and practices, her research and interests include gender, health inequalities and questions of difference. She has recently written on the body, embodiment and recognition in healthcare and is currently interested in how feminist and women’s health concerns might be explored through the practice turn in contemporary social theory.

Books by Kay Aranda

Queering Health: Critical challenges to normative health and healthcare

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This book uncovers normative assumptions, practices and discourses as central to the production of difference which manifests as gender and sexual inequality and other forms of disadvantage and discrimination in health and healthcare. The strength of these perspectives is in critiquing the increasing power of biomedical sciences in order to contest the hegemony of unexamined healthcare assumptions that deny difference…