Male bodies: health, culture, and identity

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Open University Press, 2000 - Psychology - 170 pages
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By developing a theoretical and empirical exposition of an embodied approach to men's health, Watson (Director of Research and Evaluation at the Health Education Board for Scotland) explores the premise the masculinity is intrinsically damaging to men's health. Grounding his argument in an analysis of a particular group of men from North East Scotland (aged 30 to 40), he suggests that this embodied approach is central to understanding the limits and potentials of social, economic, and political transformations of the individual.

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Contents

Dominant perspectives shaping mens health
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Social theory the body and health
43
The contribution of lay knowledge
61
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