Dana Becker

in One Nation Under Stress

Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780199742912
Published online March 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780190258436 | DOI:

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This chapter examines the factors underlying vulnerability to stress, including family, neighborhood, community, societal institutions, policies, and dominant ideologies. It also considers how the stress concept supports a preoccupation with questions and concerns relating to equality, along with the role of risk and the fear it engenders in the middle class' embrace of the stress concept. Finally, it discusses stressism in relation to human vulnerability to stress and Martha Albertson Fineman's views about vulnerability.

Keywords: vulnerability; stress; family; stress concept; equality; risk; fear; middle class; stressism; Martha Albertson Fineman

Chapter.  1218 words. 

Subjects: Mental and Behavioural Health

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