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Engendering stress in Australia: the embodiment of social relationships

Whittaker, Andrea; Connor, Linda Helen


This study draws on data from an ethnographic study of health and illness in a suburb of a regional city of southeastern Australia. 'Stress' was a significant emergent theme in one-third of 111 semi-structured interviews, as well as focus groups and informal conversation. The researchers were able to construct a 'lay epidemiology' in which stress was important in residents' understandings of the causes and symptoms of a range of health problems. The paper explores the different ways in which...[Show more]

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Date published: 1998
Type: Journal article
Source: Women and Health


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