Gender Health And Illness

Author by : Dona Lee Davis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : This offers a varied perspective on the popular health/illness category of nerves. Relationships between gender and nerves are investigated in terms of biology and epidemiology, interpersonal and social relations, social construction of gender, affective and symbolic qualities of nerves.


Men S Health And Illness

Author by : Donald Sabo
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications
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Description : A multidisciplinary, international approach is taken in this volume which contextualizes men's health issues within the broader theoretical framework of men's studies. The contributors argue that gender is a key factor for understanding the patterns of men's health risks, the ways men perceive and use their bodies and men's psychological adjustment to illness itself. The first part introduces perspectives of men's studies and their relevance to understanding men's health. Part Two explores the links between traditional gender roles, men's health and larger structural and cultural contexts. Part Three looks at the implications of multiple masculinities for health issues, while the final section of the book examines the psych


Gender And The Social Construction Of Illness

Author by : Judith Lorber
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman Altamira
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Description : Judith Lorber and Lisa Jean Moore consider the interface between the social institutions of gender and Western medicine in this brief, lively textbook. They offer a distinct feminist viewpoint to analyze issues of power and politics concerning physical illness. For a creative, feminist-oriented alternative to traditional texts on medical sociology, medical anthropology, and the history of medicine, this is an ideal choice.


Ageing The Body And The Gender Regime

Author by : Susan Pickard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The current (postfeminist) gender order comprises a highly complex coexistence of old and new norms and expectations, freedom and constraints, within a neoliberal social order underpinned by individualism and involving a shift in gender performance by men and women. Health, illness and disease at different points in the life course can be used as a vehicle to illuminate structural and cultural inequalities that persist despite several decades of progressive reform in western countries. This collection brings together a number of key researchers, both established and new to the field, and based across North America, Australia, the UK and Europe, and comprises both empirical and theoretical work. Drawing on a wide range of disciplinary fields, including medical sociology, medical anthropology, nursing, gender studies, sociology of risk and age studies, all authors use heath, well-being, illness and disease as a lens through which to explore the complexities and inequalities associated with late modernity. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of age studies, medical sociology and anthropology, gender studies, healthcare and nursing.


Gender Health And Healthcare

Author by : Jacqueline H. Watts
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Health status and the experience of working in health care roles are both strongly shaped by gender and, although there have been attempts to incorporate ’gender awareness’ in both health and employment policies, the significance of gender in these areas continues to be marginalised within public debates and academic discourses. Taking a social constructionist perspective, Watts considers the ways in which gender impacts upon health in all its elements including access, technology, professionalisation, health promotion and health as an important sector of the labour market. She discusses gender as a developing and diversified category, exploring ideas about masculinity and the fluidity of gender boundaries in determining individual identity. Chapters that follow discuss men’s and women’s health; ideology of gender and health, specifically exploring different social norms and ideas about male and female health and the dominant ideological association between femaleness and caring; working for health with particular focus on the gendered interplay of caring and curing roles; technology and changes to gender, health and healthcare; health promotion as a gendered activity and, finally, the importance of introducing an intersectional approach beyond gender to articulate a deeper understanding of health in a postmodern context. The concluding chapter draws together these themes to underscore the importance of placing gender at the centre of health and health care delivery to fully take account of both the different life and health experiences of men and women and the gendered dimensions of working in health care.


Gender Perspectives On Health And Medicine

Author by : Marcia Texler Segal
Languange : en
Publisher by : JAI Press Incorporated
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Description : Offers a critique of biomedical approaches to personal and public health, and calls for more sociological input, qualitative research and an intersectional approach to help us understand various aspects of health and illness. This volume is about gender, health and medicine broadly defined.


Health And Illness

Author by : Michael Bury
Languange : en
Publisher by : Polity
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Description : Michael Bury provides a lively introduction to the sociology of health and illness for students approaching the topic for the first time. Drawing on classic writings and up-to-date research, he discusses the conceptualization and patterning of health andillness in contemporary society.


Women S Health And Social Change

Author by : Ellen Annandale
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Shortlisted for the BSA Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2009 Traditional distinctions between the experiences of women and men are breaking down and being reconfigured in new, more complex ways. The long-established life expectancy gap between men and women appears to be closing in many affluent societies. Many men appear to be far more ‘body and health conscious’ than they ever were in the past and there are perceptible changes in women’s ‘health behaviours’, such as increases in cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption. Ellen Annandale provides a comprehensive and persuasive analysis of the contemporary social relations of gender and women’s health, arguing that the once all important sex/gender distinction fosters an undue separation between the social and the biological whereas it is their interaction and flexibility that is important in the production of health and illness. New theoretical tools are needed in a world where the meaning and lived experience of biological sex and of social gender, as well as the connections between them, are far more fluid. This book takes a step forward, outlining what an adequate feminist analysis of women’s health might look like. Women’s Health and Social Change will be of interest to academics and students working in sociology, women’s studies, gender studies, social medicine, social policy, nursing and midwifery.


Men S Health And Illness

Author by : David Frederick Gordon
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : A multidisciplinary, international approach is taken in this volume which contextualizes men's health issues within the broader theoretical framework of men's studies. The contributors argue that gender is a key factor for understanding the patterns of men's health risks, the ways men perceive and use their bodies and men's psychological adjustment to illness itself.


An Introduction To The Sociology Of Health And Illness

Author by : Kevin White
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : The main purpose of this book is to demonstrate that disease is socially produced and distributed. Becoming sick and unhealthy is not the result of individual misfortune or an accident of nature. It is a consequence of the social, political and economic organization of society. In developing this thesis, the author systematically introduces students to the major sociological explanations of the role and functions of medical explanations of disease. The book situates the student securely in the literature and provides a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of the major sociological approaches. It draws out the essential features of the major sociological contributions and elucidates how an appreciation of the dynamics of class, gender, ethnicity and the sociology of knowledge challenges medical power.


Gender And Health

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Men and women are different. And the difference, whether real or perceived, matters. Simply put, the health status of people is often affected by whether you are male or female, as well as the gender stereotypes that are prevalent in any particular society. The past two decades have seen considerable activism by women to improve the quality of their health and health care. Recently men too have begun to draw attention to the negative implications of "maleness" for their health. Recent studies of gender differences in health point to a lack of data and to the importance of understanding changing gender relations; differences in power and access to resources between women and men, and changing expectations of appropriate gender roles and behaviours. Poverty, social exclusion, unemployment, poor working conditions and unequal gender relations have a profound influence on patterns of health and illness. Despite recent progress, around half a million women continue to die each year as a direct consequence of pregnancy and childbirth, and more than ten times that number are seriously disabled. It is the centrality of these issues in women's lives that has led many to adopt the concept. This book 'Gender and Health' contains groundbreaking studies to explore health, healthcare and health policy throughout the nations. It shows the importance of placing a primary emphasis on addressing the social and economic sources of ill health at national, provincial and community levels. The book, additionally, discusses reproductive and sexual health rights, and examines the national and international frameworks that set out the content - and the mechanisms for the enforcement - of these rights. It also focuses on specific health issues that relate to women and to men, and set out the policies and laws that regulate these issues in the public and private sector. This comprehensive book brings together a groundbreaking contribution by world-wide authors and eminent specialists that uses a gender lens to explore health, healthcare and health policy world-wide that will be useful to a broad range of scholars and professionals in psychology, sociology, social policy, gender studies, social work, medicine, and law.


Men S Health

Author by : Alex Broom
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : This book explores the social, political and theoretical underpinnings of the men's health field. Written by experts in the field, it provides a comprehensive understanding of the relationships between cultural understandings and health-related issues. It looks at important issues such as prostate cancer, chest pain and heart disease and how men experience such problems. It examines sexuality, mental illness and ethnicity as well as the role that sport can play in men's health outcomes.


Designing And Conducting Gender Sex And Health Research

Author by : John L. Oliffe
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : This book provides the first resource dedicated to critically examining gender and sex in study designs, methods, and analysis in health research. In order to produce ethical, accurate, and effective research findings it is vital to integrate both sex (biological characteristics) and gender (socially constructed factors) into any health study. This book draws attention to some of the methodological complexities in this enterprise and offers ways to thoughtfully address these by drawing on empirical examples across a range of topics and disciplines.


What Makes Women Sick

Author by : Lesley Doyal
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : What makes women sick? To an Ecuadorean woman, it's nervios from constant worry about her children's illnesses. To a woman working in a New Mexico electronics factory, it's the solvents that leave her with a form of dementia. To a Ugandan woman, it's HIV from her husband's sleeping with the widow of an AIDS patient. To a Bangladeshi woman, it's a fatal infection following an IUD insertion. What they all share is a recognition that their sickness is somehow caused by situations they face every day at home and at work. In this clearly written and compelling book, Lesley Doyal investigates the effects of social, economic, and cultural conditions on women's health. The "fault line" of gender that continues to divide all societies has, Doyal demonstrates, profound and pervasive consequences for the health of women throughout the world. Her broad synthesis highlights variations between men and women in patterns of health and illness, and it identifies inequalities in medical care that separate groups of women from each other. Doyal's wide-ranging arguments, her wealth of data, her use of women's voices from many cultures--and her examples of women mobilizing to find their own solutions--make this book required reading for everyone concerned with women's health.


Modernity Medicine And Health

Author by : Paul Higgs
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book establishes the voice of medical sociology in key debates in the social sciences. Concerning modernity, postmodernity, structuralism and poststructuralism issues covered include: * disease and medicine in postmodern times * gender, health and the feminist debate on the postmodern * ageing, the lifecourse and the sociology of health and ageing * medicine and complementary medicine * death in postmodernity.


Gender Perspectives On Health And Medicine

Author by : Marcia Texler Segal
Languange : en
Publisher by : JAI Press Incorporated
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Description : Offers a critique of biomedical approaches to personal and public health, and calls for more sociological input, qualitative research and an intersectional approach to help us understand various aspects of health and illness. This volume is about gender, health and medicine broadly defined.


Gender And Mental Health

Author by : Meenu Anand
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : This book focuses on various aspects of gender and mental health. Drawing on multidisciplinary perspectives and scholarship, it summarizes the complex intertwining of illness and culture in the context of the rising frequency of mental disorders. The book is divided into three sections, the first of which examines the fundamental and conceptual underpinnings of mental health, well-being and wellness from a gender perspective, in order to present an overview of mental health through a holistic gender lens. The second section focuses on the mental health scenario in India, examining the epidemiological data and etiology of mental illness from a psychosocial standpoint. Lastly, the third section shares field-based narratives that reflect the multifaceted challenges related to the treatment of mental illness, inclusion and the promotion of positive mental health. It also includes success stories in diverse settings. The book is an indispensable read for scholars and professionals in psychology, sociology, gender studies and social work.


Gender Parenthood And Health

Author by : Naomi Judith Fulop
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Medicine Health And Society

Author by : Hannah Bradby
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : This book provides a contemporary account of why medical sociology matters in our modern society. Combining theoretical and empirical perspectives, and applying the pragmatic demands of policy, this Hannah Bradby explores society's response to key issues such as race, gender and identity to explain the relationship between sociology, medicine and medical sociology. Each chapter includes an authoritative introduction to pertinent areas of debate, a clear summary of key issues and themes and dedicated bibliography.


Gender Health And Healing

Author by : Gillian Bendelow
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : What do we mean by 'gender' and how does this relate to health? How is 'biology' best understood? What does a focus on the division of labour bring to our understanding of health work? Is (gender) 'equity' in health possible? How have developments such as the resurgence of emotions and the new genetics affected these and other social relations at the turn of the century? These are just some of the questions addressed in Gender, Health and Healing in which a whole range of issues are brought together and connected to emerging concerns in contemporary life such as the new genetics and transformations in biomedical knowledge and practices. It offers a challenging assessment of gender relations and embodied practices across the public/private divide, using health and healing as paradigmatic examples. This thought-provoking volume lies at the intersection of gender studies, the sociology of health and healing, health policy, the critical analysis of scientific knowledge and the current debates around the body, health and emotions. Bringing together new and leading scholars in the field, it provides a unique critical overview of contemporary debates in health care for an interdisciplinary readership.


Teaching Gender Teaching Women S Health

Author by : Lenore Manderson
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Examine the importance of gender in health care training facilities and medicine! Teaching Gender, Teaching Women's Health presents case studies from Sweden, South Africa, Australia, and the United States that illustrate the importance of gender education for health care workers. Each study includes tips and strategies that can help you expand your professional perspective to include gender-related social understandings of health and illness. The case studies in this book highlight innovations that include changes in curricula or in the content of specific courses as well as new methodology and pedagogical approaches. These innovations are designed to support women in their training to be health professionals, enhance the quality of health care for women and transgender patients, and support research programs and studies that adopt a gender perspective. You will learn more about: the Women’s and Gender Studies Program provided at the Yale University School of Medicine: its history, pedagogical approaches, and the response it has received Idaho State University and its clinical medical anthropology course utilizing a gendered perspective to encourage students to think about the social aspects of illness the medical faculty of Göteborg University, Sweden, and its efforts to determine the impact created by its decision to include a gender-issues perspective in its curricula the University of Queensland and the University of Melbourne: the introduction of the Gynecology Teaching Associate program in Australia the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and its Women’s Health Project which provides a variety of gender and health training courses for health professionals Monash University, located in Melbourne, Australia, which teaches a curriculum unit entitled Gender Issues for Rural Doctors Teaching Gender, Teaching Women's Health also offers you recent research about a commonly overlooked issue: the inclusion of lesbian health in medical education programs. Each case study is well referenced and several include tables and statistics that support their findings. This book is vital to medical school faculty, health practitioners, medical students, and women’s health advocates.


Diversity In Global Mental Health

Author by : Sabine Bährer-Kohler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : Mental illness occurs in all communities, regardless of social status, gender, race, or culture. Despite this, research in mental health historically has been biased towards Western-centric heterosexual male models of disease. Many models of service have excluded sexual and ethnic minorities and may not have been inclusive of different cultures or spiritual approaches. All of these factors may in turn isolate these communities and thus lead to an increased vulnerability to disease. This brief explores the diversity of cultural, ethnic, social, and gender perspectives on how to achieve better mental health care for societies across the globe. The authors emphasize diversity focusing on lifespan aspects, while weaving in social, racial, ethnic, cultural, and gender perspectives. They further expand their analysis by zeroing in on prominent determinants in global mental health care, including globalization, international migration, specific population idiosyncrasies, climate change, and political context. Finally, it includes novel neurobiological and biomedical approaches to treatment, and a suggestions of how those can be implemented from the perspective of diversity and gender inclusiveness. Diversity in Global Mental Health will be of great interest to experts and researchers in behavioral medicine, as well as practitioners and educators working in global mental health promotion and prevention of mental illness and related fields such as psychology, social policy, and public health.


Global Perspectives On War Gender And Health

Author by : Hannah Bradby
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Rendering the suffering of the marginalized visible has been an important aspect of feminist sociological studies of health, illness and medicine, with the subjective experience of those without access to institutional power being at the forefront of the research. This volume analyzes the links between the suffering caused by the intentional violence of war and the unintentional suffering engendered by modern medicinal processes. By establishing a fitting tribute to the academic and campaigning work of Meg Stacey, Global Perspectives on War, Gender and Health responds to her challenge of ’why medical sociology had not yet turned its gaze upon the health consequences of war’. A selection of international case studies are used to create a volume of significant interest to sociologists and those working in the fields of anthropology, social policy, social work, peace, war and security studies, and international development.


Social Aspects Of Health Illness And Healthcare

Author by : Larkin, Mary
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : "This book provides a comprehensive and contemporary exploration of a wide range of topics within the social aspects of health, illness and healthcare. It explores and explains the different relationships between social categories and health, different experiences of illness and the role of the healthcare provider in society." --rear cover.


The Social Context Of Health

Author by : Hardey , Michael
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : * In what way is health related to our sense of self-identity? * How do we make decisions about our health in an age of uncertainty? * Which developments in medical knowledge and the delivery of care change our ideas about health? The central theme running through this book is the essentially 'social' nature of health. This embraces the way medical knowledge emerged out of a specific set of historical and intellectual circumstances, and the shaping of the health professions by the cultural and political milieu of the nineteenth century. Like non-expert knowledge, the development and application of expert knowledge in health is embedded in social processes. In this accessible text the complex relationships between inequality, race, gender and other social divisions are examined and related to changes in health care. Problems central to the delivery of health care are highlighted and linked to challenges to established health-care professions and systems. Michael Hardey shows the way in which health has become part of our identity, and relates this to the increasing range of health advice and the constant choices available in terms of our health and lifestyles.


Theorizing Complementary And Alternative Medicines

Author by : E. Sointu
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Rather than physiological health only, complementary and alternative medicines aim at the production of wellbeing. This book explores how the increasing proliferation of holistic health methods are intimately connected with changing configurations of selfhood, gender and class.