Health and the Social Construction of Masculinity in Men's Health Magazine

Stibbe, Arran (2004) Health and the Social Construction of Masculinity in Men's Health Magazine. Men and Masculinities, 7 (1). pp. 31-51. ISSN 1097-184X

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Abstract

Although health has not traditionally been a male concern, the past few years have seen the gradual development of a shared concept of men’s health within the public domain. Among the leading participants in the construction of this concept is Men’s Health magazine. In this article, six issues of Men’s Health (June-December 2000) are critically analyzed to reveal the ideological assumptions on which the discourse of the magazine is based. Evidence is presented that suggests that Men’s Health magazine, while giving abundant health advice, does so in a way that reproduces a type of hegemonic masculinity associated not with health but with a variety of negative health behaviors.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Literary and Critical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 19 May 2014 17:34
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2017 15:28
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/679

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