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