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The Resource Mammographies : the cultural discourses of breast cancer narratives, Mary K. DeShazer

Mammographies : the cultural discourses of breast cancer narratives, Mary K. DeShazer

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Mammographies : the cultural discourses of breast cancer narratives
Title
Mammographies
Title remainder
the cultural discourses of breast cancer narratives
Statement of responsibility
Mary K. DeShazer
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Language
eng
Summary
"While breast cancer continues to affect the lives of millions, contemporary writers and artists have responded to the ravages of the disease in creative expression. Mary K. DeShazer's book looks specifically at breast cancer memoirs and photographic narratives, a category she refers to as mammographies, signifying both the imaging technology by which most Western women discover they have this disease and the documentary imperatives that drive their written and visual accounts of it. Mammographies argues that breast cancer narratives of the past ten years differ from their predecessors in their bold address of previously neglected topics such as the link between cancer and environmental carcinogens, the ethics and efficacy of genetic testing and prophylactic mastectomy, and the shifting politics of prosthesis and reconstruction. Mammographies is distinctive among studies of contemporary illness narratives in its exclusive focus on breast cancer, its analysis of both memoirs and photographic texts, its attention to hybrid and collaborative narratives, and its emphasis on ecological, genetic, transnational, queer, and anti-pink discourses. DeShazer's methodology--best characterized as literary critical, feminist, and interdisciplinary--includes detailed interpretation of the narrative strategies, thematic contours, and visual imagery of a wide range of contemporary breast cancer memoirs and photographic anthologies. The author explores the ways in which the narratives constitute a distinctive testimonial and memorial tradition, a claim supported by close readings and theoretical analysis that demonstrates how these narratives question hegemonic cultural discourses, empower reader-viewers as empathic witnesses, and provide communal sites for mourning, resisting, and remembering."--Publisher's description
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IDEBK
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Mammographies : the cultural discourses of breast cancer narratives, Mary K. DeShazer
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Mammographies : the cultural discourses of breast cancer narratives, Mary K. DeShazer
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3998/mpub.5571825
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : representing breast cancer in the twenty-first century -- Post-millennial breast cancer photo-narratives : technologized terrain -- Audre Lorde's successors : breast cancer narratives as feminist theory -- Narratives of prophylactic mastectomy : mapping the breast cancer gene -- Rebellious humor in breast cancer narratives : deflating the culture of optimism -- New directions in breast cancer photography : documenting women's post-operative bodies -- Cancer narratives and an ethics of commemoration : Susan Sontag, Annie Leibovitz, and David Rieff -- Bodies, witness, mourning : reading breast cancer autothanatography -- Afterword: What remains -- Appendix: Links to selected breast cancer websites and blogs
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Extent
1 online resource (viii, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299734616
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote

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