Pain and Gender

Bendelow, Gillian (2000) Pain and Gender. New Sociologies . Prentice Hall, New York and Harlow. ISBN 9780582307773

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Abstract

This book presents an empirical research study which illustrates how sociological theories within the field of health and illness can greatly enhance the understanding of the complexities of pain perception. The relationship between beliefs about pain and the social characteristics of the individual is explored, with a focus on the role of gender in the process. There is an emphasis on the meaning and lay understanding of the phenomena of pain to which recent developments in the sociology of health and illness, particularly in the area of emotions and the body, offer potential theoretical and methodological frameworks. The findings of the study reflect the particular experiences of adult men and women living in a multi-ethnic inner-city area but also provide a basis for developing new approaches to the understanding of pain, and the relationship between pain, gender, culture and embodiment.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Depositing User: Gillian Bendelow
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:27
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2012 11:34
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/31333
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