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-WWII 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.
Elianne Riska is professor of sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Victimized Self: Men's Personality as a Medical Risk Factor Chapter 3 The Rise of Type A Man in Medical Discourse Chapter 4 The Fall of Type A Man: The Pyschologization of the Concept Chapter 5 How the Hardy Executive Supplanted Type A Man Chapter 6 John Henryism: The Hard-Working Marginal Man Chapter 7 The Construction of Categories and Measurements Chapter 8 Types of Masculinities: Class, Race, and Men's Health Chapter 9 Conclusion