The Cancer Journals

Author : Audre Lorde
ISBN : 1879960737
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 55.84 MB
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Now in paperback, the commemorative edition of poet Audre Lorde's powerful writings about breast cancer.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Health Communication And Breast Cancer Among Black Women

Author : Annette D. Madlock Gatison
ISBN : 9780739185162
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 25.95 MB
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Health Communication and Breast Cancer among Black Women: Culture, Identity, Spirituality, and Strength addresses how the discourse of strength constructs the identity of Black women even during times of chronic illness through the lens of Black feminist thought and womanist ideology. In doing so, Madlock Gatison explores how the narratives surrounding pink ribbon awareness and survivorship culture, religion and spirituality, and the myth of the strong Black woman impact Black female breast cancer survivors’ self-perceptions, views others had of them, and their ability to express their needs and concerns including those involving their healthcare. This book will be of interest to scholars of public health, health communication, and sociology.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Smile Or Die

Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN : 9783888979200
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 64.26 MB
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Wie konnte aus dem harmlosen Lob einer optimistischen Lebenseinstellung eine kulturelle Glaubenswahrheit mit zunehmend zwanghaften Zügen werden? Mit kritischer Intelligenz und beißendem Spott nimmt Ehrenreich eine blühende Bewusstseinsindustrie unter die Lupe, die mit "Positive Thinking" inzwischen Milliarden verdient. "Sei positiv! Optimisten leben länger! Der Erfolg ist in dir!" Seit Jahrzehnten künden Ratgeber und Motivationstrainer von der grenzenlosen Macht positiven Denkens. Glück, Gesundheit, Reichtum und beruflicher Erfolg - so die Botschaft - sind für jeden jederzeit erreichbar, eine lückenlos positive Grundhaltung vorausgesetzt. Selbst schuld, wer da noch Sorgen hat oder gar die Ursachen seiner Probleme in der Realität vermutet. Arbeitslose erfahren, einzig der Ton ihrer Bewerbung entscheide über deren Erfolg. Selbst Krebskranke werden heute gewarnt, eine "negative Haltung" könne ihre Heilung gefährden. Eine "erfrischend aggressive und glänzend intelligente Attacke auf das Nonsense-Monster mit den tausend Armen" (Daily Mail), zugleich ein überfälliges Plädoyer für eine Rückkehr zu Realismus und gesundem Menschenverstand.
Category: Political Science

Networked Cancer

Author : Carsten Stage
ISBN : 9783319514185
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 89.18 MB
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This book investigates how individual cancer narratives change in an age of networked social media. Through a range of case studies, it shows that a new type of entrepreneurial cancer narrative is currently evolving. This narrative is characterised by using illness to build projects and produce various forms of economic and social value, to stimulate affectively involved and large-scale public participation and to communicate across various social media platforms. Networked cancer: Affect, Narrative and Measurement offers a theoretical framework for understanding this entrepreneurial cancer narrative through an introduction focusing on the key concepts of illness narrative, social media and affect. The chapters examine the importance of connective mobilization, virality, experimental selfies, dark affects and new commemorative practices for understanding entrepreneurial cancer narratives. This study will be of great interest to scholars of media and cultural studies, as well as those interested in narrative medicine, health communication and affect and participation.
Category: Social Science

Cancer Patients Cancer Pathways

Author : C. Timmermann
ISBN : 9781137272089
Genre : Science
File Size : 46.67 MB
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Eleven essays by historians and sociologists examine cancer research and treatment as everyday practice in post-war Europe and North America. These are not stories of inevitable medical progress and obstacles overcome, but of historical contingencies, cultural differences, hope, and often disappointed expectations.
Category: Science

The Green Solution To Breast Cancer A Promise For Prevention

Author : Kristen Abatsis McHenry Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781440840357
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 33.15 MB
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This unique, research-based investigation of the U.S. breast cancer movement compares the "pink" and "green" efforts within the movement and documents their use of similar citizen-science alliances, despite the contention over the use of consumer-based activism and pink products. • Examines research findings that suggest that the pink and green aspects of the breast cancer movement are no longer separate but in fact are converging towards a focus on environmental prevention • Provides an in-depth examination of advocacy organizations and the ways in which an organization's structure and ideology shape its agenda and strategies • Looks critically at controversial aspects of the consumerism of the pink movement, the small portion of sales actually given to cancer research, and other shortcomings of this attempt to shop our way out of a nonetheless still-increasing disease • Presents valuable information for upper level undergraduate and graduate students in political science within American politics or health politics courses as well as those studying women's and gender studies, sociology, nursing, and non-profit enterprises
Category: Health & Fitness

The Vulnerable Empowered Woman

Author : Tasha N. Dubriwny
ISBN : 9780813554020
Genre : Medical
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The feminist women’s health movement of the 1960s and 1970s is credited with creating significant changes in the healthcare industry and bringing women’s health issues to public attention. Decades later, women’s health issues are more visible than ever before, but that visibility is made possible by a process of depoliticization The Vulnerable Empowered Woman assesses the state of women’s healthcare today by analyzing popular media representations—television, print newspapers, websites, advertisements, blogs, and memoirs—in order to understand the ways in which breast cancer, postpartum depression, and cervical cancer are discussed in American public life. From narratives about prophylactic mastectomies to young girls receiving a vaccine for sexually transmitted disease, the representations of women’s health today form a single restrictive identity: the vulnerable empowered woman. This identity defuses feminist notions of collective empowerment and social change by drawing from both postfeminist and neoliberal ideologies. The woman is vulnerable because of her very femininity and is empowered not to change the world, but to choose from among a limited set of medical treatments. The media’s depiction of the vulnerable empowered woman’s relationship with biomedicine promotes traditional gender roles and affirms women’s unquestioning reliance on medical science for empowerment. The book concludes with a call to repoliticize women’s health through narratives that can help us imagine women—and their relationship to medicine—differently.
Category: Medical

Gender Health And Popular Culture

Author : Cheryl Krasnick Warsh
ISBN : 9781554582532
Genre : Social Science
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Health is a gendered concept in Western cultures. Customarily it is associated with strength in men and beauty in women. This gendered concept was transmitted through visual representations of the ideal female and male bodies, and ubiquitous media images resulted in the absorption of universal standards of beauty and health and generalized desires to achieve them. Today, genuine or self-styled experts—from physicians to newspaper columnists to advertisers—offer advice on achieving optimal health. Topics in this collection are wide ranging and include childbirth advice in Victorian Australia and Cold War America, menstruation films, Canadian abortion tourism, the Pap smear, the Body Worlds exhibition, and fat liberation. Masculinity is explored among drunkards in antebellum Philadelphia and family memoirs during the 1980s AIDS epidemic. Seemingly objective public health advisories are shown to be as influenced by commercial interests, class, gender, and other social differentiations as marketing approaches are, and the message presented is mediated to varying degrees by those receiving it. This book will be of interest to scholars in women’s studies, health studies, marketing, media studies, social history and anthropology, and popular culture.
Category: Social Science

Global Perspectives On Cancer Incidence Care And Experience 2 Volumes

Author : Kenneth D. Miller M.D.
ISBN : 9781440828584
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 37.63 MB
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Two leading oncologists, along with experts spanning several medical disciplines, shed light on the global pandemic of cancer, particularly the difference in diagnosis, treatment, and care between global communities. • Includes a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the global epidemiology of the disease • Offers perspectives from contributors in fields of oncology, radiation, surgery, pharmacy, and public health • Reveals the 5 leading behavioral and dietary risks that contribute to 30 percent of all cancers worldwide • Examines how the HIV/AIDS and HPV epidemics have helped—and hurt—the fight against cancer globally
Category: Social Science