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Ageing, the Body and the Gender Regime, Health, Illness and Disease Across the Life Course

The current (postfeminist) gender order comprises a highly complex coexistence of old and new norms and expectations, freedom and constraints, within a neoliberal social order underpinned by individualism and involving a shift in gender performance by men and women. Health, illness and disease at different points in the life course can be used as a vehicle to illuminate structural and cultural inequalities that persist despite several decades of progressive reform in western countries. This collection brings together a number of key researchers, both established and new to the field, and based across North America, Australia, the UK and Europe, and comprises both empirical and theoretical work. Drawing on a wide range of disciplinary fields, including medical sociology, medical anthropology, nursing, gender studies, sociology of risk and age studies, all authors use heath, well-being, illness and disease as a lens through which to explore the complexities and inequalities associated with late modernity. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of age studies, medical sociology and anthropology, gender studies, healthcare and nursing
Table Of Contents
Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Embodying the gender regime: Health, illness and disease across the life course; Introduction; The life course as a structuring device for gendered health inequalities; Ages, stages and health inequalities; Gender and the gender regime; Age and the age system; Corporeality, illness and the social: embodying gender; The chapters in this book; Note; References; 1. Embodying gender in the everyday: Exploring space, body-scrutiny and safety; Introduction: youth, gender, and health inequalities
Literary Form
non fiction
Intersectionality in research on health in later life
Physical Description
1 online resource (203 pages), illustrations
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