Men's Health: Body, Identity and Social Context

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Alex Broom, Philip Tovey
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 13, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 230 pages
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This book explores the social, political and theoretical underpinnings of the men's health field. Written by experts in the field, it provides a comprehensive understanding of the relationships between cultural understandings and health-related issues. It looks at important issues such as prostate cancer, chest pain and heart disease and how men experience such problems. It examines sexuality, mental illness and ethnicity as well as the role that sport can play in men's health outcomes.
 

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Contents

Theorising masculinity and mens health
9
Positioning prostate cancer as the problematic third testicle
33
Men masculinity and helpseeking behaviour
63
Spectacular risk public health and the technological
107
Young men masculinity and alcohol
126
Mens mental health
145
paradox contradiction
163
Racialised masculinities and the health of immigrant
182
Future research agenda in mens health
202
Index
215
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