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Men, Women and Madness By Joan Busfield

Men, Women and Madness
by Joan Busfield

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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.
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Men, Women and Madness: Understanding Gender and Mental Disorder by Joan Busfield

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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About Joan Busfield


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.

Table of Contents


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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GOR010211470
Men, Women and Madness: Understanding Gender and Mental Disorder by Joan Busfield
Joan Busfield
Used - Well Read
Hardback
Macmillan Education UK
1996-05-21
304
0333463692
9780333463697
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