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

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

By: Elianne Riska (author)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks

Description

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.

About Author

Elianne Riska is professor of sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Contents

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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742529014
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 162
  • ID: 9780742529014
  • weight: 254
  • ISBN10: 0742529010

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close