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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30000

Title: Hidden Bodies & the Representation of Breast Cancer
Authors: Schulzke, Marcus
Keywords: BODY
BREAST CANCER
WOMEN'S HEALTH
ACTIVISM
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Publisher: UTSC Printing Services, University of Toronto Scarborough
Citation: Women's Health and Urban Life, Vol 10 (2), pg 37-55
Abstract: This essay argues that the women with breast cancer face competing demands for visibility and invisibility. Although breast cancer has a long history, the disease and the women who have suffered from it have been concealed by the traditional medical model until the past half-century. Since then, activists have made breast cancer a prominent social cause. This struggle for visibility partially overcame the concealment of the disease. However, it has also reproduced the invisibility of breast cancer by substituting pink products for signs of the disease and by failing to overcome the social pressures that dictate how women cope with the effects of treatment.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30000
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