作 者：Samantha Crompvoets
出 版 社：Palgrave Macmillan
版 次：first published
I S B N：9781403999009
本書原定價120.00美 ，淨重370克，館藏。【圖書分類：乳腺腫瘤】Samantha Crompvoets argues that the current treatment of the post-surgical body within breast cancer culture and wider society allows no space for women to reconceptualize their bodies as normal, feminine, or complete in the absence of a breast or breasts. Instead, the mastectomized body is positioned as transient, to be 'fixed' as soon as possible. Further, that that breast restoration, wearing a prosthesis, or surgical reconstruction, is wrongly situated as the only mechanism available for women to renegotiate a complete sense of self.
Drawing on detailed empirical study of a group of women recovering from breast cancer, the book moves beyond individual experiences to examine the politics of the choices available to women and what constrains and influences those choices. This approach provides a powerful analysis of the decision-making dilemmas facing women after breast cancer surgery, and the socio-political context in which their decisions about breast restoration are made.
An examination of surgical breast reconstruction which establishes a strong link between, on the one hand, the personal feelings and actions of women with breast cancer, and on the other, powerful discourses and practices of the breast cancer movement.
List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgements Acronyms An Unacceptable Body Narratives of the Self Pink Advocacy: Camaraderie, Competition and the Making of a Breast Cancer Career Practices and Prostheses Breast Reconstruction Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
About the Author：
SAMANTHA CROMPVOETS received her doctorate from the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the Australian National University and has taught sociology of health and qualitative research methods.