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Biomedicalization : technoscience, health, and illness in the U.S.
Preface Acknowledgments Part I: Theoretical and Historical Framings 1. Biomedicalization: Technoscientific Transformations of Health, Illness, and U.S. Biomedicine / Adele E. Clarke, Janet K. Shim,Expand
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Towards gender balance: but will women physicians have an impact on medicine?
  • E. Riska
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Social science & medicine
  • 2001
The increasing numbers of women in medicine in western societies has raised the issue about their impact on medical practice. As a way of addressing the issue, this paper explores women's position inExpand
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Invisible Men: Men's Inner Lives and the Consequences of Silence
INVISIBLE MEN: MEN'S INNER LIVES AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF SILENCE by Michael E. Addis. New York: Times Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2011, xiii+282 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0805092004Michael Addis is aExpand
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Gender and medical careers.
The concerns about physicians' career advancement tend to be raised in gender terms, because women presently constitute close to and will soon form a majority of the medical students in most westernExpand
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The Feminization Thesis: Discourses on Gender and Medicine
This study examines the multiple meanings of the term feminization. The term is commonly used in the media and in research to indicate the increase of women in professions in which a majority of theExpand
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Gendered Moods: Psychotropics and Society
Tranquillisers are prescribed to almost twice as many women as men, yet very little gender-based research has been carried out on the social context of their use. Gendered Moods offers the firstExpand
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Psychotropics, sociology and women: are the ‘halcyon days’ of the ‘malestream’ over?
The purpose of this paper is to lay the foundation for the development of a gender-sensitive perspective on psychotropic drug use. This paper reviews existing research on psychotropic drug use andExpand
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The medicalization thesis derives from a classic theme in the field of medical sociology. It addresses the broader issue of the power of medicine – as a culture and as a profession – to define andExpand
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Mental distress--gender aspects of symptoms and coping.
The article examines men's and women's views on their reasons for mental distress and on their coping styles, respectively. The data were taken from written statements given on two open-endedExpand
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Advertising for psychotropic drugs in the Nordic countries: metaphors, gender and life situations.
Advertisements for psychotropic drugs which appeared in the leading medical journals in Finland, Sweden and Denmark were analyzed to identify the picture content and trends in advertising betweenExpand
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