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Reading breast cancer: Reflections on a dangerous intersection

Broom, Dorothy


Because breast is the most common female cancer, it is no surprise that it has prompted lobbying and extensive clinical research. Many women have written autobiographical accounts of their diagnosis and treatment, but there has been little effort to apply the perspectives of feminist or other social theory to our understandings of breast cancer. I propose that breast cancer is located at a meeting point between (at least) four sets of discourses and practices: those relevant to all...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Health


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