Circles in the surf : Australian masculinity, mortality and grief

Rosenberg, John P. (2009) Circles in the surf : Australian masculinity, mortality and grief. Critical Public Health, 19(3-4), pp. 417-426.

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This article examines the constructs of masculinity that are predominant in contemporary Australian society and their influence upon men's perception of their health and well-being. It questions the currency of ‘male stoicism’ at a time when changed perceptions of masculinity are emerging. In particular, it considers how these constructs are evidenced in men's embracing of human mortality and their public expressions of grief. The nature of men's health promotion is discussed and a platform for promoting healthy approaches to masculinity, mortality and grief is presented.

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ID Code: 69008
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: masculinity, gender identity, mortality, grief, secular rituals, death, health public policy, gender
DOI: 10.1080/09581590902906203
ISSN: 0958-1596
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2014 22:42
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2014 22:42

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