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Social and political aspects of men's health


White, RD, Social and political aspects of men's health, Health: an interdisciplinary journal for the social study of health, illness and medicine, 6, (3) pp. 267-285. ISSN 1363-4593 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1177/136345930200600301


Men's health has become an issue of significant public concern in recent years. Why and how men's health has become a matter that is 'taken seriously' is reviewed. This is followed by an extended discussion of the relationship between specific features of men's health and the social construction of masculinity. The article explores and critically evaluates strategies that challenge key elements of 'hegemonic masculinity', especially those that attempt to reconstruct masculinity via appeal to the notion of androgyny. The article concludes with discussion of social and political questions relevant to the pursuit of improved health for men in a period of major economic and social change.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health and community services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Men's health
UTAS Author:White, RD (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:23977
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2003-05-27

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