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Men's Health and Illness
Gender, Power, and the Body

Edited by:
  • Donald Sabo - D’Youville College, Sociology, USA, Sociology, D'Youville College
  • David F. Gordon - Queens University, Kingston, Canada

Volume: 8
Other Titles in:
Men's Studies

October 1995 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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 psychosocial aspects of men's health.

 
PART ONE: MASCULINITY, HEALTH, AND ILLNESS
Donald Sabo and David Frederick Gordon
Rethinking Men's Health and Illness
Ingrid Waldron
Contributions of Changing Gender Differences in Behavior and Social Roles to Changing Gender Differences in Mortality
Judith M Stillion
Premature Death among Males
Vicki S Helgeson
Masculinity, Men's Roles, and Coronary Heart Disease
Alan M Klein
Life's Too Short to Die Small
Steroid Use among Male Bodybuilders

 
 
PART TWO: DIFFERENT STAKES
Robert Staples
Health among African American Males
Carol Polych and Donald Sabo
Gender Politics, Pain, and Illness
Phillip G White, Kevin Young and William G McTeer
Sport, Masculinity, and the Injured Body
Thomas J Gerschick and Adam S Miller
Coming to Terms
 
PART THREE: PSYCHOSOCIAL AND CLINICAL APSECTS OF MEN'S HEALTH
Lenard W Kaye and Jeffrey S Applegate
Men's Style of Nurturing Elders
Richard Tewksbury
Sexual Adaptations among Gay Men with HIV
David Frederick Gordon
Testicular Cancer and Masculinity
Kathy Charmaz
Identity Dilemmas of Chronically Ill Men
Silvia Sara Canetto
Men Who Survive a Suicidal Act

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ISBN: 9780803952751
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