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Title Sex, gender, and health / edited by Tessa M. Pollard and Susan Brin Hyatt
Published New York ; Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1999


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Description xiii, 170 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Biosocial Society symposium series ; 11
Biosocial Society symposium series ; 11
Contents 1. Sex, gender and health: integrating biological and social perspectives / Tessa M. Pollard and Susan Brin Hyatt -- 2. Parental manipulation of postnatal survival and well-being: are parental sex preferences adaptive? / Catherine M. Hill and Helen L. Ball -- 3. Gender bias in South Asia: effects on child growth and nutritional status / Emily K. Rousham -- 4. Sex, gender and cardiovascular disease / Tessa M. Pollard -- 5. Social meanings and sexual bodies: gender, sexuality and barriers to women's health care / Lenore Manderson -- 6. Poverty and the medicalisation of motherhood / Susan Brin Hyatt -- 7. The vanishing woman: gender and population health / Patricia A. Kaufert -- 8. Agency, opposition and resistance: a systemic approach to psychological illness in sub-dominant groups / Roland Littlewood
Summary "It is widely recognised that men and women in societies all over the world have very different experiences of sickness and health. This collection brings together biological and social anthropologists whose work illustrates how these sub-disciplines have approached the task of explaining such differences. We demonstrate that an understanding of science and culture, using the notions of biological 'sex' and socio-culturally constructed 'gender' is essential for furthering analyses of men's and women's, boys' and girls' experiences of health and disease. We address the important topics of gender differences in parental care, cardiovascular disease, reproductive health and psychological illness, and look at how the medicalisation of women and their relative absence from models of population health might affect their experiences of preventative health measures
This book will be particularly useful for students on human sciences or anthropology courses, or anyone wishing to gain an interdisciplinary perspective on the subject."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "Product of the Society's 1997 workshop which was held at the University of Durham's Stockton Campus"--P. xiii
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online version of the print title
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Issuing Body Full bibliographic record available from Mason's Book Centre
Subject Health -- Cross-cultural studies.
Health -- Sex differences.
Medical anthropology.
Author Hyatt, Susan Brin, 1953-
Pollard, Tessa M., 1966-
LC no. 98032165
ISBN 0521592828
0521597072 (paperback)