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Macmillan Higher Education

Men, Women and Madness

Understanding Gender and Mental Disorder

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Hardcover - 9780333463697

21 May 1996

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21 May 1996

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This book focuses on the complex patterning of mental disorder identified in men and women. The first part of the book examines the gendered landscape of mental disorder, key concepts and approaches, and the way in which...

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This book focuses on the complex patterning of mental disorder identified in men and women. The first part of the book examines the gendered landscape of mental disorder, key concepts and approaches, and the way in which gender is embedded in constructs of mental disorder. The second part considers theories of the causes of mental disorder and the extent to which the different causes can account for the gendered landscape of disorder. It concludes with a discussion of the policy implications of the analysis.

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Preface
Introduction
PART 1: GENDER, CONSTRUCTS AND SERVICES The Gendered Landscape
Theorising Gender Mental Disorder, Medicine and the Regulation of Rationality
Measuring Mental Disorder
Gender and Constructs of Mental Disorder
The Historical Context
PART 2: GENDER AND THE ORIGINS OF MENTAL DISORDER Biological Origins
Feminist Psychologies and Gendered Individuals
Stress and the Gender Division of Labour
Trauma and Powerlessness: War and Sexual Violence
Conclusions
Appendix
Notes
References
Index.
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JOAN BUSFIELD is Professor of Sociology and a Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Essex. Having qualified originally as a clinical psychologist, she is the co-author (with Michael Paddon) of Thinking about Children and author of Managing Madness. She is currenlty joint editor of the journal Sociology.

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JOAN BUSFIELD is Professor of Sociology and a Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Essex. Having qualified originally as a clinical psychologist, she is the co-author (with Michael Paddon) of Thinking about Children and author of Managing Madness. She is currenlty joint editor of the journal Sociology.

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