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

In this timely and perceptive volume, Judith Lorber considers the interface between gender as a social institution on the one hand, and western medicine as a social institution on the other. Focusing on belief that illnesses are considered to be physical, Judith Lorber brings a feminist viewpoint to analyze issues of power and politics which have pervaded the study

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Overview

In this timely and perceptive volume, Judith Lorber considers the interface between gender as a social institution on the one hand, and western medicine as a social institution on the other. Focusing on belief that illnesses are considered to be physical, Judith 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.

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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