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Medicalized Masculinities
edited by Dana Rosenfeld and Christopher Faircloth
Temple University Press, 2006
Cloth: 978-1-59213-097-9 | Paper: 978-1-59213-098-6 | eISBN: 978-1-4399-0457-2
Library of Congress Classification RA564.83.M43 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 613.04234

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
When medicalization—the characterization of human traits in terms of disease and ailment—first appeared as a concept in the 1970s, most social science gender scholarship focused on female or genderless bodies. The work on men, health, and medicine was scant and tended to depict masculinity as intrinsically damaging to men's health.

Medicalized Masculinities considers how these threads in scholarship failed to consider the male body adequately and presents cutting-edge research into the definition and regulation of masculinity by medicine. Renowned health and gender studies experts examine medicalized conditions such as balding, aging, and other dimensions of the life cycle in the tradition of the sociology of health and gender.

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