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Men's health : body, identity and social context

Author: Alex Broom; Philip Tovey
Publisher: Chichester, U.K. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the social, political and theoretical underpinnings of the field of men's health, this book offers a comprehensive survey of the relationships between cultural understandings and health-related issues.
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Genre/Form: études diverses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Broom; Philip Tovey
ISBN: 9780470516560 0470516569
OCLC Number: 236052712
Description: ix, 220 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Men's health in context / Alex Broom and Philip Tovey --
Theorising masculinity and men's health / Will Courtenay --
Positioning prostate cancer as the problematic third testicle / John L. Oliffe --
Men, masculinity, and help-seeking behaviour / Paul M. Galdas --
Gender and psychosocial adaptation after a coronary event : a relational analysis / Don Sabo and Julia Hall --
Spectacular risk, public health, and the technological mediation of the sexual practices of gay men / Mark Davis --
Young men, masculinity, and alcohol / Richard de Visser --
Men's mental health / Elianne Riska --
Sport, health, and steroids : paradox, contradiction, or ethical self-formation? / Helen Keane --
Racialised masculinities and the health of immigrant and refugee men / Bob Pease --
Future research agenda in men's health / Alan Petersen.
Responsibility: edited by Alex Broom, Philip Tovey.

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"This is, however, a provocative, important resource on men's health for all academic audiences, especially those interested in gender studies and health care." (CHOICE, March 2010)

 
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