Gender and the Social Construction of Illness / Edition 1

Gender and the Social Construction of Illness / Edition 1

by Judith Lorber, Lisa Jean Moore
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803958145

ISBN-13: 9780803958142

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: AltaMira Press

I G N S review of "Gender and the Social Construction of Illness" In this timely and perceptive volume from The Gender Lens series, Judith Lorber considers the interface between gender as a social institution on one hand and Western medicine as a social institution on the other. Focusing on illnesses considered to be physical, Lorber brings a feminist viewpoint to

Overview

I G N S review of "Gender and the Social Construction of Illness" In this timely and perceptive volume from The Gender Lens series, Judith Lorber considers the interface between gender as a social institution on one hand and Western medicine as a social institution on the other. Focusing on illnesses considered to be physical, Lorber brings a feminist viewpoint to analyze issues of power and politics, which have pervaded the study of both gender and medicine in recent times. Like many of its counterparts in The Gender Lens series, this brief book is an ideal supplemental reading for a number of courses, including but by no means limited to medical sociology, medical anthropology, and the history of medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803958142
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Series:
Gender Lens Series, #4
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Gender and the Social Construction of Illness Overview Women Get Sicker but Men Die Quicker Social Epidemiology The Doctor Knows Best Gender and the Medical Encounter If a Situation is Defined as Real Premenstrual Syndrome and Menopause A Modern Plague Gender and AIDS Treating Social Bodies in Social Worlds Feminist Health Care

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