Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic

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Anne S. Kasper, Susan J. Ferguson
Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 11, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 388 pages
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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.

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NEJM -- Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic
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JSTOR: Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic
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More than just a timeline, BREAST CANCER: Society Shapes an Epidemic is a fascinating look at how the social and political fervor behind breast cancer ...
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University of Chicago Press - Book Reviews - 10.1086/345329
Eisenstein and the authors in Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic cover much the same ground, but with different vehicles and tones. ...
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Salon.com Health | The business of breast cancer
10, 2000 | After reading "Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic," my heart went out to those hundreds of thousands of women who walk or run to raise ...
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Anne is the senior editor of Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic (2000) and counsels women with breast cancer in Bethesda, Maryland. ...
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About the author (2002)

Anne S. Kasper is Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Susan J. Ferguson is Associate Professor of Sociology at Grinnell College.

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