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2012

Gender

Technological University Dublin

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The Failing ‘Mental’ Health System Has It Roots In Anglo-Saxon Conceptions Of ‘Normality’ And ‘Deviance’. Is It Time For An Indigenous Irish Replacement?, Darach Murphy Apr 2012

The Failing ‘Mental’ Health System Has It Roots In Anglo-Saxon Conceptions Of ‘Normality’ And ‘Deviance’. Is It Time For An Indigenous Irish Replacement?, Darach Murphy

Conference papers

Indigenous psychologies can be defined as the scientific study of human behaviour (or the mind) that is native, that is not transported from other regions, and that is designed for its people. However within contemporary Irish mental health settings the language, concepts and methods of psychological investigation originate from Anglo-Saxon and Protestant culture which were first transported to Ireland during colonial times. Furthermore many authors have described a link between the ‘scientific’ furnishing of deviant behaviour categories and the non-scientific but wealth generating business of conquest. As a perceived negative trajectory in the ‘mental health’ of Irish men juxtaposes with ...


Resolving Communication Deficits Contributing To The ‘Crisis In Men’S Health’. Is It ‘Get Men Talking’ Or ‘Get Listening To Men’?, Darach Murphy Apr 2012

Resolving Communication Deficits Contributing To The ‘Crisis In Men’S Health’. Is It ‘Get Men Talking’ Or ‘Get Listening To Men’?, Darach Murphy

Conference papers

Men die significantly younger than women and also die more frequently from all the leading causes of death than their female counterparts. These and other figures would suggest that irrespective of the state of health in general, male health is surely in bad shape. Women’s health is positioned as superior to men because of their greater contact with health facilities and their greater cooperation and compliance with health professionals. Hence men are encouraged to ‘take a leaf out of the female book’ and adopt the health behaviours of their female counterparts.

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Is A Self-Catering Holiday With The Family Really A Holiday For Mothers? Examining The Balance Of Household Responsibilities While On Holiday From A Female Perspective, Deirdre Quinn, Ziene Mottiar Jan 2012

Is A Self-Catering Holiday With The Family Really A Holiday For Mothers? Examining The Balance Of Household Responsibilities While On Holiday From A Female Perspective, Deirdre Quinn, Ziene Mottiar

Articles

The commonly cited definition of what constitutes a holiday is that it is a change from the norm, or an escape from everyday life. But is this the case if tourists are going on a self-catering holiday where many of the tasks from everyday life such as cleaning, minding children and cooking must still be undertaken? This research is specifically interested in the role of mothers, from their own perspectives, on such holidays. It explores how household responsibilities are divided between partners when on holiday and questions does this differ from the situation when at home? In so doing this ...