Men's Discourses Of Depression

Hardcover | August 15, 2008

byDariusz Galasinski

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An original and timely study of men’s experiences of depression in which the author tackles the discursively constructed relationship between the self and depression showing its linguistic and social complexity and analyses the relationship between depression and masculinity.

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An original and timely study of men’s experiences of depression in which the author tackles the discursively constructed relationship between the self and depression showing its linguistic and social complexity and analyses the relationship between depression and masculinity.

DARIUSZ GALASINSKI is Professor of Discourse and Cultural Studies in the University of Wolverhampton, UK and Visiting Professor at Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Poland. His other books include Cultural Studies and Discourse Analysis (with Chris Barker), The Language of Deception, and Men and the Language of Emotions.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:August 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230507522

ISBN - 13:9780230507524

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Table of Contents

PART 1 * Men, Masculinity, and Depression * What is Depression? Medicalisation of Sadness
PART 2 * Experiences of Depression - Men's Model of Illness * Experiences of Psychiatric Services - Men in Sadness and Those Who are Tasked with Helping Them * PART 3 * Experiences of Depression - The Weak 'I' in the World Hard to Keep up with Men and Fathers on the Outside * Masculinity and Fatherhood at its Weakest * Men's Depression - The Women's View * Conclusions: Illness, Experience and (Qualitative) Psychiatry * Index