Women, Body, Illness

Women, Body, Illness

by Doris Bergen, Pamela Moss, Isabel Dyck
     
 

This provocative work explores concepts of body and space to understand the daily struggles of women with chronic illness. Moss and Dyck show how such women—coping with notions of illness, health, and being female—restructure physical and social environments through strategies to accommodate disabling illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple

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This provocative work explores concepts of body and space to understand the daily struggles of women with chronic illness. Moss and Dyck show how such women—coping with notions of illness, health, and being female—restructure physical and social environments through strategies to accommodate disabling illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, or rheumatoid arthritis. Featuring original research and personal stories, Women, Body, Illness tells the tales of women forging networks of support, redefining themselves, and challenging what it is to be ill.

Editorial Reviews

Metapsychology
In that combination of scholarship and intimacy, this is a surprising book, a welcome and a needed book.
Gill Valentine
This is an exciting book that proposes a radical body politics. The authors combine a critical analysis of women's health with rich empirical material to rethink our embodiment. Written in an imaginative and accessible way, this book makes an important contribution to feminist theory.
Metapsychology Online Reviews
In that combination of scholarship and intimacy, this is a surprising book, a welcome and a needed book.
Wilbert M. Gesler
A unique and original book, Women, Body, Illness is the first attempt on this scale to synthesize women's health issues, feminist theory, spatial approaches, and work on the body. It is much needed and will fill a major gap in the literature on the geography of women's health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847695447
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
0.54(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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