The Resource Understanding men and health : masculinities, identity, and well-being, Steve Robertson

Understanding men and health : masculinities, identity, and well-being, Steve Robertson

Label
Understanding men and health : masculinities, identity, and well-being
Title
Understanding men and health
Title remainder
masculinities, identity, and well-being
Statement of responsibility
Steve Robertson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Men's health texts are hard to find - delighted this text addresses issues like access to health services"--Margaret McLoone, Sligo Institute of Technology, Ireland. How do men understand 'health'? What do men consider to be the role of health services in helping them stay well? What inhibits or facilitates men's engagement with health services? The notions about men's health are wide ranging and much is said about the role masculinity plays in creating health outcomes for men. Based on empirical research and data, this book provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the links between men, health policy, gender and masculinity. It also offers explicit guidance for practice for those working in the health field looking to better understand and improve men's health. Importantly, this book: incorporates the views of disabled and gay men to highlight issues of diversity; draws out key implications for health promotion work with men; and, includes 'key points for practice' within each chapter. The book uses interviews with men and health professionals, to explore the key aspects of men's health and healthcare delivery. Although set within the UK context, it also has wider resonance as it considers how men conceptualize health, how this becomes embodied, the importance of relationships and emotions in men's preventative health practices, and the socially contingent nature of men's engagement with preventative health care services. "Understanding Men and Health" will be of particular interest to academics, students and researchers in nursing, health, sociology and gender studies as well as to pre- registration and post-registration health professionals with an interest in men and health
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
613.042340941
Index
index present
LC call number
RA564.83
LC item number
.R63 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Understanding men and health : masculinities, identity, and well-being, Steve Robertson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-174) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Introduction -- Purpose and format -- Lay and professional narratives: methodology and method -- Participant vignettes -- Chapter 1: The current context of mens health and the role of masculinities -- Introduction -- Defining the mens health field -- What do we know about men and health? -- Masculinity/masculinities and health -- Summary -- Chapter 2: Conceptualizing health and well-being -- Introduction -- What constitutes 8216;health? -- Issues of risk, responsibility, control and release -- Summary -- Chapter 3: Embodied masculinities and health -- Introduction -- Experiencing the body -- Bodily appearance and image -- Bodies in place and space -- Summary -- Chapter 4: Men, relationships, emotions and health -- Introduction -- Men, intimacy and health -- Wider relationships, men and health -- Implications for mental health -- Summary -- Chapter 5: Men engaging with health care -- Introduction -- The politics of responsibility -- Towards marriage or war? Processes of engagement -- Health work, places and spaces -- Summary -- Chapter 6: Some conclusions -- Introduction -- Masculinity and conceptualizing mens health -- Bodies and relationships in mens health -- Responsibility and accessing health services -- Final thoughts -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn245101069
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 178 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780335235001
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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48dac7bf-9162-41bf-9710-f04546bb5df1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36064609
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)245101069
  • pebcs033523500X
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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