Feminism and the sociology of gender, health and illness
Bradby, Hannah, 1966- (2008) Feminism and the sociology of gender, health and illness. Sociology of Health and Illness . ISSN 0141-9889
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This editorial considers how the study of gender and health has played out in the pages of the Sociology of Health and Illness over the past quarter century, paying particular attention to how a theory of gender has informed empirical work and the relevance of gender studies for the feminist challenge to sexism and the patriarchal order. Work in this journal on gender and health has considered the invisibility of women, grappled with the conflation of sex and gender and interrogated polarised binary thinking, attempting to use sociological approaches to the body and novel post-structural metaphors to analyse both gendered roles and their relationship with gendered bodies and states of health and illness.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Sex discrimination in medicine, Sex differences (Psychology), Women -- Health and hygiene, Feminism and science|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Sociology of Health and Illness|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Description:||Editorial for a virtual special issue of Sociology of Health and Illness.|
|References:||Annandale, E. (1998) The Sociology of Health and Medicine: A critical introduction. Polity Press. Courtenay, W. H. (2000) Constructions of masculinity and their influence on men's well-being: a theory of gender and health, Social Science and Medicine 50, 10, 1385-401. Humm, M. (ed.) (1992) Feminisms. A Reader. Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf. Maynard, M. (1990) The re-shaping of sociology? Trends in the study of gender, Sociology, 24, 269-90.|
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