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

1st Edition

Susan Pickard, Jude Robinson

Published July 18, 2019
Reference - 194 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138351929 - CAT# K395352
Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness


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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.

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