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  • Author:
    NA NA,Anne S. Kasper,Susan J. Ferguson
  • ISBN:
    0312294514
  • ISBN13:
    978-0312294519
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    Palgrave Macmillan; 2000 edition (February 26, 2002)
  • Pages:
    388 pages
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    Diseases & Physical Ailments
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A refreshing addition to the literature of breast cancer, this book contends that it is societal change as much as anything that will lead to better treatment and prevention of breast cancer -Publishers Weekly

A refreshing addition to the literature of breast cancer, this book contends that it is societal change as much as anything that will lead to better treatment and prevention of breast cancer -Publishers Weekly. This is not the first book to bring a feminist, social analysis to the issue of breast cancer and the activism it has inspired.

Society Shapes an Epidemic. SUSAN J. FERGUSON is Associate Professor of Sociology at Grinnell College. A refreshing addition to the literature of breast cancer, this book contends that it is societal change as much as anything that will lead to better treatment and prevention of breast cancer" - Publishers Weekly.

Anne S. Kasper, Susan J. Ferguson.

Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic provides an innovative look at the social and political contexts of breast cancer and examines how this illness has become a social problem

Society Shapes an Epidemic. contend that the best interests of women with breast cancer have frequently been overlooked or undermined. Their collection of essays supporting this thesis begins with a history of breast cancer that uses the debate over radical mastectomy to demonstrate how social forces, such as feminism and patients’-rights movements, affect diagnosis and treatment.

Manmade Breast Cancers. By Zillah Eisenstein. Manmade Breast Cancers by Zillah Eisenstein," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 28, no. 3 (Spring 2003): 983-987.

Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Manmade Breast Cancers. Cornell University Press, 2001.

Susan J. Ferguson (born 1962) is an Associate Professor of sociology at Grinnell College. Breast cancer: society shapes an epidemic (2001). in Spanish and political science from Colorado State University in 1984, as well as her 1988 . in sociology; she received her P.  . Grinnell College faculty homepage.

Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic provides an innovative look at the social and political contexts of breast cancer and examines how this illness has become a social problem.

Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic provides an innovative look at the social and political contexts of breast cancer and examines how this illness has become a social problem

Finally, someone has written an intelligent discussion of why this epidemic is plaguing us. The writing is very articulate. The authors really know what they are talking about.

Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic provides an innovative look at the social and political contexts of breast cancer and examines how this illness has become. Finally, someone has written an intelligent discussion of why this epidemic is plaguing us. A watershed look at breast cancer. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 18 years ago. This book represents a new view of breast cancer from the perspective of a group of commited feminists and founders of the women's health movement.

Items related to Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic . Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic. ISBN 13: 9780312217105. Of course it is both, but by posing such a dichotomy, Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic raises disturbing questions and obscures potential answers. At times, this book degenerates into prejudice against men and the biomedical establishment.

Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic provides an innovative look at the social and political contexts of breast cancer and examines how this illness has become a social problem. This is not a book about breast cancer as a biological disease, its diagnosis and treatment, or the latest research to cure it. Rather, it looks at how economics, politics, gender, social class, and race-ethnicity have deeply influenced the science behind breast cancer research, spurred the growth of a breast cancer industry, generated media portrayals of women with the disease, and defined and influenced women s experiences with breast cancer. The contributors address the social construction of breast cancer as an illness and as an area of scientific controversy, advocacy, and public policy. Chapters on the history of breast cancer, the health care system, the environment, and the marketing of breast cancer, among others, tease apart the complex social forces that have shaped our collective and individual responses to breast cancer.

Wanenai
Interesting & informative about what is going on.
Jan
This book represents a new view of breast cancer from the perspective of a group of commited feminists and founders of the women's health movement. Through this book, we learn to understand breast cancer and how it impacts on poor women as well as the important environmental links to breast cancer.
Rindyt
Finally, someone has written an intelligent discussion of why this epidemic is plaguing us. The writing is very articulate. The authors really know what they are talking about.