Men′s Health: Perspectives, Diversity and Paradox examines and clarifies what is known about the socialisation of boys and men. The book shows how this influences the ways in which they maintain their health, how they respond to illness, and why they do or do not seek help. It also includes personal stories and poems by men. The text reviews research on health, gender and masculinity, and describes recent research on the health of men at work. The research forms the basis for exploring how national, regional and local strategies can be developed to improve men′s health.
Combines a biomedical and sociological perspective
Considers the issues from an international viewpoint
Describes good practice based on current research
Puts forward how policy developments can be implemented at a local level
The book is intended for medical, nursing and social science students, and health service managers and professionals. It is relevant for academic departments of public health, social medicine, general practice, nursing, health sciences, women′s studies, gender studies, public policy and administration, and sociology. It is also intended for those working in public health, community and mental health, primary health, and social services.
Its particular strength is in providing a public health perspective that is distinctly lacking from much of the literature on men s health Community Practitioner