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Masculinity and Men's Health : Coronary Heart Disease in Medical and Public Discourse - Elianne Riska

Masculinity and Men's Health

Coronary Heart Disease in Medical and Public Discourse

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Are men truly marked by their personality to fall victim to heart disease? This book offers a sociological analysis of medical knowledge, gender, and coronary heart disease (CHD) in post-WW II America. Using data on men's high death rates from CHD, the author illuminates contemporary thinking on how changes in the economic and social order influence men's health. Visit our website for sample chapters!

The sociology of knowledge approach serves as an innovative avenue for addressing a number of key issues, namely, how medicine's perspective on illness is affected by the popular culture, and more importantly, how that influences the delivery of health care. An important contribution to the field. -- Grace Budrys, PhD, Professor Emerita, Sociology and MPH Program, DePaul University

Introductionp. 1
The victimized self : men's personality as a medical risk factorp. 11
The rise of type A man in medical discoursep. 27
The fall of type A man : the psychologization of the conceptp. 47
How the hardy executive supplanted type A manp. 59
John Henryism : the hard-working marginal manp. 73
The construction of categories and measurementsp. 85
Types of masculinities : class, race, and men's healthp. 101
Conclusionp. 111
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ISBN: 9780742529007
ISBN-10: 0742529002
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 162
Published: 16th June 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 16.3  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.38