This paper, based on an analysis of cancer articles published in popular periodical literature since the early part of the century, argues that gender has played a key role in medical and popular understandings of cancer.
Cancer education, the author finds, has taught women and men different things.
Public health materials created with the intention of improving health through education actually send a multiplicity of messages, not all of them helpful.
This essay suggests that public health messages targeted by sex are problematic, although perhaps necessary.
The paper also contributes to scholarship concerned with the question of how people develop their ideas about risk of disease.
Mots-clés Pascal : Education santé, Tumeur maligne, Sexe, Histoire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Revue bibliographique, Peur, Campagne de masse, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, Malignant tumor, Sex, History, United States, North America, America, Bibliographic review, Fear, Mass campaign, Human
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Cote : 98-0214110
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 11/09/1998.