The gender vulnerability contexts of chronic pain

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© 2017 CSIC. In this paper we analyze the contexts of vulnerability involved in the formation of the phenomenon of chronic pain without organic cause, or fibromyalgia (DC/FM). A key factor that articulates the contexts of vulnerability and subjectivities that they produce are gender rela-tions, we characterize two (traditional and transitional) models. The research from which we derive the data is qualitative by semi-structured interviews, in the context of metropolitan Barcelona (Spain). From the analysis we have made a close relationship between the devel-opment of the DC/FM and social models of gender, both in the context of constitution of subjectivity of the interviewees, child life, and in the context of occurrence follows and development of the DC/FM in adulthood.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere058
JournalRevista Internacional de Sociologia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Biopsychosocial
  • Care
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Qualitative methodology

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