Gender and the Social Construction of Illness

ISBN-10: 0759102384

ISBN-13: 9780759102385

Edition: 2nd 2002

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In this text, the authors consider the interface between gender as a social institution on one hand and Western medicine as a social institution on the other, and analyses issues of power and politics which pervade the study of both topics.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 8/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Lisa Jean Moore is Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies and Coordinator of the Gender Studies Program at Purchase College, State University of New York. Her most recent book, co-authored with Judith Lorber, is Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives.

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