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As in most social science research, gender in medicalisation scholarship translates as females. Moreover, most work on men, health and medicine depicts men in medicalised terms by deeming masculinity intrinsically damaging to men's health. In short, the male body in the study of gender, health, and medicalization largely has been ignored. "Medicalized Masculinities" considers what these scholarly traditions have missed by presenting cutting-edge research into the definition and regulation of masculinity by medicine.The introduction traces sociological work on medicalisation, masculinities, and the body to uncover why these strains of research have never connected and to suggest that this may explain sociology's failure to recognise that medicalisation applies to both genders. Subsequent chapters document the medicalisation of: male sexuality through new sexual technologies, male sexual fluids through forensics, masculine behaviours in therapy sessions and in diagnoses of ADHD, and black masculinity through race science.
"The work is well structured, well written, and fulfils [sic] its stated aims." Sociology of Health & Illness: A Journal of Medical Sociology "A creative grouping of investigative areas usually isolated in journals on gender, health, or cultural studies. There is a useful Introduction by the editors framing the general literature on the sociology of the male body." Canadian Journal of Sociology Online "The contributions are clearly written and well argued. The editors have done a good job in producing an even and accessible introduction to the medicalization of masculinity, and have provided ample references to classical works and current research. Medicalized Masculinities will be a valuable reference work for postgraduate health related courses. It will be of interest to health sociologists, but should be read by anyone with an interest in gender issues in health care, as well as by health practitioners in the specific areas addressed." Metapsychology Online "An excellent collection that will be required reading for scholars interested in gender and health. Its clear and lively writing, the wealth of background information in the introduction, and its contributors' compelling identification and analysis of key sites for the medicalization of masculinity in American today make it a pivotal addition to the fields of medicalization and gender research. Its accessibility and topicality will also make it an excellent teaching resource." Archives of Sexual Behavior
|Introduction: Medicalized Masculinities: The Missing Link?||p. 1|
|The Viagra Blues: Embracing or Resisting the Viagra Body||p. 21|
|Sex the Natural Way: The Marketing of Cialis and Levitra||p. 45|
|The Leaky Male Body: Forensics and the Construction of the Sexual Suspect||p. 65|
|Medicalizing the Aging Male Body: Andropause and Baldness||p. 89|
|Dissecting Medicine: Gender Biases in the Discourses and Practices of Medical Anatomy||p. 112|
|Making the Grade: The Gender Gap, ADHD, and the Medicalization of Boyhood||p. 132|
|The Sexual Savage: Race Science and the Medicalization of Black Masculinity||p. 165|
|Medicalizing Military Masculinity: Reconstructing the War Veteran in PTSD Therapy||p. 183|
|About the Contributors||p. 253|
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Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st February 2006
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.1 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.367