Gynaecological Cancer: Sex, Sanity and Survival

Gynaecological Cancer: Sex, Sanity and Survival

by Margaret Heffernan MA
     
 
Women born in the Middle East use the phrase 'the cunning sickness' (mudhabith - Arabic) or 'the bad illness' to talk about cancer, while both women born in the Middle East and Anglo-Australians use 'the Big C Anglo-Australian women also use rhyming slang to refer to cancer such as 'Jack the Dancer's got me.' Research has also found that women from Italy use 'that

Overview

Women born in the Middle East use the phrase 'the cunning sickness' (mudhabith - Arabic) or 'the bad illness' to talk about cancer, while both women born in the Middle East and Anglo-Australians use 'the Big C Anglo-Australian women also use rhyming slang to refer to cancer such as 'Jack the Dancer's got me.' Research has also found that women from Italy use 'that terrible illness,' 'the illness that has not localised,' and 'that illness that we've talked about' to talk about cancer. Biomedical terminology also assists these women in speaking of the unspeakable. Words such as the 'mass,' the 'tumour,' the 'cyst,' and the 'sarcoma' allow women to refer to cancer without using its name.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442998445
Publisher:
ReadHowYouWant
Publication date:
08/13/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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