The Resource Strange and familiar : narratives of embodiment and objects after breast cancer, by Jenna N. Pirok

Strange and familiar : narratives of embodiment and objects after breast cancer, by Jenna N. Pirok

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Strange and familiar : narratives of embodiment and objects after breast cancer
Title
Strange and familiar
Title remainder
narratives of embodiment and objects after breast cancer
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by Jenna N. Pirok
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Language
eng
Summary
Pink ribbon culture has, for better or worse, helped to transform survivors' experiences with breast cancer. Scholars argue that pink ribbon culture has shaped the types of narratives shared, informs normative depictions of the post-breast cancer body, and contributes to cultural understandings of breast cancer in general (King 2006, Sulik 2012, Dubrinwy 2013). Through analysis of data from interviews and participant observations I add to this discussion by first examining underrepresented narratives and embodiments in pink ribbon culture; namely, those that detail discrepancies with the dominant narrative related to race, class, gender, sexuality, and health. I argue that the absence of these narratives contributes to a survivor hierarchy, which ranks women's experiences according to the extent to which they approximate the dominant narrative. Finally, I provide an analysis of narratives that feature cancer artifacts and pink ribbon commodities in order to demonstrate the complexity of survivor embodiment. Ultimately, breast cancer survivors are tasked with easing cultural anxieties through their bodies and narratives. This is exacerbated by a neoliberal political climate which emphasizes individual responsibility for health, privatization, and equates purchasing pink ribbon goods with altruism
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MUU
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Pirok, Jenna N
Degree
Ph. D.
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Thesis
Dissertation year
2016.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1971-
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Prasad, Srirupa
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  • Breast
  • Breast
  • First person narrative
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Strange and familiar : narratives of embodiment and objects after breast cancer, by Jenna N. Pirok
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  • Abstract from short.pdf file
  • Dissertation supervisor: Srirupa Prasad
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-140)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
991876278
Extent
1 online resource (142 pages)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)991876278
Label
Strange and familiar : narratives of embodiment and objects after breast cancer, by Jenna N. Pirok
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Abstract from short.pdf file
  • Dissertation supervisor: Srirupa Prasad
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-140)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
991876278
Extent
1 online resource (142 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)991876278

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