Sex, Gender and Health
Edited by Tessa M. Pollard Susan Brin Hyatt
Series edited by Catherine Panter-Brick
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Sex, Gender and Health by Tessa M. Pollard
Book DescriptionIt is widely recognised that men and women in societies all over the world have very different experiences of sickness and health. This collection brings together biological and social anthropologists whose work illustrates how these sub-disciplines have approached the task of explaining such differences. We demonstrate that an understanding of science and culture, using the notions of biological 'sex' and socio-culturally constructed 'gender' are both essential for furthering analyses of men's and women's, boys' and girls' experiences of health and disease. We address the important topics of gender differences in parental care, cardiovascular disease, reproductive health and psychological illness, and look at how the medicalisation of women and their relative absence from models of population health might affect their experiences of preventative health measures. This book will be particularly useful for students on human sciences or anthropology courses, or anyone wishing to gain an interdisciplinary perspective on the subject.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521592826
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Explores differences in health experiences of boys, girls, men and women from both biological and social perspectives.
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