Women's Health: Psychological and Social Perspectives

Author:   Christina Lee
Publisher:   SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN:  

9780761957287


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   24 June 1998
Format:   Hardback
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This work argues that the social construction of gender restricts women's lives and choices, and that this has negative consequences for women's health and wellbeing. It is organized around restrictive social myths about women: such as women being at the mercy of their hormones; the maternal instinct myth; women's natural place as unpaid domestic workers and family carers; women as valuable objects so long as they conform to stereotypes of youth, beauty and sexual availability.

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Author:   Christina Lee
Publisher:   SAGE Publications Inc
Imprint:   SAGE Publications Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.510kg
ISBN:  

9780761957287


ISBN 10:   0761957286
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   24 June 1998
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

The Social Context of Women's HealthPART ONE: IT'S YOUR HORMONES, DEARPremenstrual Syndrome Is Anatomy Destiny After All?Postpartum Depression The Sorrows of MotherhoodMenopause `What Can You Expect, At Your Age?'PART TWO: EVERY WOMAN'S DESTINYChildlessness by Chance or Choice Personal Tragedy or Social DevianceFertility ControlChoosing Motherhood `I'm Just a Mum'PART THREE: WOMEN AND WORK: A WOMAN'S WORK IS NEVER DONEPaid Work and Domestic Labour The Double ShiftFamily Caregiving Angel in the HousePART FOUR: PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW: WOMEN AS OBJECTS IN A MALE LANDSCAPEUnsightly Fat Eating, Weight and BeautySomething To Look Forward To Women and AgeingLesbian Women Resistance and RedefinitionPART FIVEMaking a Difference Feminist Approaches to Research in the Psychology of Women's Health

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'Women's Health has a great deal to offer students, academics and practitioners in health and clinical psychology, as well as people working in women's studies, sociology and social work. It is a thought-provoking text which left me feeling invigorated about carrying out research in this field' - Journal of Health Psychology 'This will be a useful source book for health psychology students and those in health professions who are interested in a social and feminist approach to health' - British Journal of Health Psychology 'Women's Health: Psychological and Social Perspectives has a great deal to offer students, academics and practitioners in health and clinical psychology, as well as people working in women's studies, sociology, and social work. It is a thought-provoking text which left me feeling invigorated about carrying out research in this field. Furthermore, it demonstrates how valuable feminist, social constructionist approaches are in identifying those social and cultural factors that influence women's lives, women's health, and more broadly, research into these topics.' - Journal of Health Psychology 'This book will be a very useful resource for undergraduate and postgraduate health science students. It is very well written and structured making it easily accessible' - Journal of Infant and Reproductive Psychology


'Women's Health has a great deal to offer students, academics and practitioners in health and clinical psychology, as well as people working in women's studies, sociology and social work. It is a thought-provoking text which left me feeling invigorated about carrying out research in this field' - Journal of Health Psychology 'This will be a useful source book for health psychology students and those in health professions who are interested in a social and feminist approach to health' - British Journal of Health Psychology 'Women's Health: Psychological and Social Perspectives has a great deal to offer students, academics and practitioners in health and clinical psychology, as well as people working in women's studies, sociology, and social work. It is a thought-provoking text which left me feeling invigorated about carrying out research in this field. Furthermore, it demonstrates how valuable feminist, social constructionist approaches are in identifying those social and cultural factors that influence women's lives, women's health, and more broadly, research into these topics.' - Journal of Health Psychology 'This book will be a very useful resource for undergraduate and postgraduate health science students. It is very well written and structured making it easily accessible' - Journal of Infant and Reproductive Psychology 'Women's Health has a great deal to offer students, academics and practitioners in health and clinical psychology, as well as people working in women's studies, sociology and social work. It is a thought-provoking text which left me feeling invigorated about carrying out research in this field' - Journal of Health Psychology 'This will be a useful source book for health psychology students and those in health professions who are interested in a social and feminist approach to health' - British Journal of Health Psychology 'Women's Health: Psychological and Social Perspectives has a great deal to offer students, academics and practitioners in health and clinical psychology, as well as people working in women's studies, sociology, and social work. It is a thought-provoking text which left me feeling invigorated about carrying out research in this field. Furthermore, it demonstrates how valuable feminist, social constructionist approaches are in identifying those social and cultural factors that influence women's lives, women's health, and more broadly, research into these topics.' - Journal of Health Psychology 'This book will be a very useful resource for undergraduate and postgraduate health science students. It is very well written and structured making it easily accessible' - Journal of Infant and Reproductive Psychology


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Christina Lee is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

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