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  1. The Biopolitics of Breast Cancer: Changing Cultures of Disease and Activism
    The Biopolitics of Breast Cancer: Changing Cultures of Disease and Activism
    The Biopolitics of Breast Cancer: Changing Cultures of Disease and Activism
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  2. The Biopolitics of Breast Cancer: Changing Cultures of Disease and Activism

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For nearly forty years, feminists and patient activists have argued that medicine is a deeply individualizing and depoliticizing institution. According to this view, medical practices are incidental to people’s transformation from patients to patient activists. The Biopolitics of Breast Cancer turns this understanding upside down.

 

Maren Klawiter analyzes the evolution of the breast cancer movement to show the broad social impact of how diseases come to be medically managed and publicly administered. Examining surgical procedures, adjuvant therapies, early detection campaigns, and the rise in discourses of risk, Klawiter demonstrates that these practices created a change in the social relations-if not the mortality rate-of breast cancer that initially inhibited, but later enabled, collective action. Her research focuses on the emergence and development of new forms of activism that range from grassroots patient empowerment to environmental activism and corporate-funded breast cancer awareness.

 

The Biopolitics of Breast Cancer opens a window onto a larger set of changes currently transforming medically advanced societies and ultimately challenges our understanding of the origins, politics, and future of the breast cancer movement.

 

Maren Klawiter holds a PhD in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently pursuing a law degree at Yale University.

Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Maren Klawiter
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9780816651078
ISBN
0816651078
Label
Univ Of Minnesota Press
Manufacturer
Univ Of Minnesota Press
MPN
Illustrations
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
384
PartNumber
Illustrations
PublicationDate
2008-06-18
Publisher
Univ Of Minnesota Press
Studio
Univ Of Minnesota Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This book is incredibly insightful and well researched, I read it as part of a graduate class in sociology and bought the book after because I liked it so much. Klawiter moves seamlessly through the medicalization of health care, the maligning of the female body, and finally the charitable and activists movements surrounding breast cancer. I'm knocking off a star because the book is a bit light on the methodology to fit into larger qualitative work. Overall, would recommend!
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