Identity, Health And Women: A Critical Social Psychological Perspective

Hardcover | October 6, 2010

byJ. Christodoulou

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This book provides a three-part investigation into identity construction. Theory, voice and praxis are all represented as the book follows the rationale, stories and narrative methodology of the study of a group of women. The final part of the book presents a new model of identity construction framed in women’s health identity.

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This book provides a three-part investigation into identity construction. Theory, voice and praxis are all represented as the book follows the rationale, stories and narrative methodology of the study of a group of women. The final part of the book presents a new model of identity construction framed in women’s health identity.

JACQUELINE ANN CHRISTODOULOU is Chief Executive at the Safety and Reliability Society in Manchester, UK and conducts consultancy work through her company, Social Analysis and Research Services. She is a Chartered Psychologist through the British Psychological Society.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:227 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:October 6, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230241794

ISBN - 13:9780230241794

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Judith Sixsmith
PART I: THEORY
Introducing Health and Psychology
Understanding Women’s Health: Health Perspectives
Identity Theory and an Interactive Health Identity
Feminist as far as Possible - The Feminist Health Identity and Critical Realism
Investigating Women’s Health: The Story so Far
PART II: VOICE
Narrative Touchstones of the Storied Perimenopausal Health Identity
Reaching Out - Interpersonal Narratives of the Perimenopausal Health Identity
Stories of Societal Health - The Impact of Narrated Positional, Situated and Ideological Health Representation
PART III: PRAXIS
Identity Actions: Bringing about Social Change
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