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dc.contributor.authorWilde, Lucina
dc.contributor.authorQuincey, Kerry
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, I. R.
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-10T12:52:34Z
dc.date.available2019-06-10T12:52:34Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationWilde, L., Quincey, K., and Williamson, I. (2020) ‘The real me shining through M.E.’: Visualizing Masculinity and Identity Threat in Men with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Using Photovoice and IPA. Psychology of Men & Masculinities, 21 (2) pp. 309-320en
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/17973
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractPhenomenological research in the context of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) has predominantly explored women’s accounts. Due to the paucity of research highlighting men’s experiences of living with M.E./CFS, the aim of this research was to explore their visual and verbal accounts to gain a more in-depth understanding of how they make sense of their diagnosis and dual identity as a man with a stigmatized and often misunderstood chronic illness. Working within a critical health psychology framework the study utilised a phenomenological approach and an adapted version of Photovoice to gather and interrogate self-authored photographs and interview accounts from ten men living with M.E./CFS. An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the integrated visual and verbal data led to the development of three themes: ‘Loss of Masculine Identity as Man with M.E./CFS’, ‘Marginalization attached to M.E./CFS and Masculinity’ and ‘Coping with Dual Identity by Adjustments, Assimilation and Acceptance’. The findings show how men with CFS cope with identity threat across personal, social, and cultural contexts, whilst making adaptations in their perceptions and performances of masculinity. We argue that participant-authored photographs could be used by researchers, activists and practitioners to facilitate increased understanding of and support for men with M.E./CFS.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAPAen
dc.subjectMyalgic Encephalomyelitisen
dc.subjectChronic Fatigue Syndromeen
dc.subjectMasculinityen
dc.subjectPhotovoiceen
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen
dc.title‘The real me shining through M.E.’: Visualizing Masculinity and Identity Threat in Men with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Using Photovoice and IPA.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1037/men0000220
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderNo external funderen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
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dc.date.acceptance2019-04-30
dc.researchinstituteInstitute for Psychological Scienceen


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