Theorising masculinities and men’s health: A brief history with a view to practice

  title={Theorising masculinities and men’s health: A brief history with a view to practice},
  author={G. Creighton and J. Oliffe},
  journal={Health Sociology Review},
  pages={409 - 418}
  • G. Creighton, J. Oliffe
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Health Sociology Review
  • Abstract Sex comparisons reveal men as more likely than women to die earlier and experience debilitating injury. Historically, this trend has been positioned as somewhat inevitable, an outcome of men’s ‘natural’ biologically charged tendencies for risk-taking and reluctance around help-seeking. More recently, gender research has emerged to describe cultural norms about masculinity and explore their relationships to men’s health and illness practices. Empirically, masculinities and men’s health… CONTINUE READING
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