The F Word

Breast cancer culture: Optimism, anger and activism

| April 6, 2013


Title: April 1st - Rabble
Length: 0:39:27 minutes (45.15 MB)
Format: 44.1kHz, 160Kbps

Show Notes:

Breast cancer culture: Optimism, anger and activism

Caity Goerke interviews Emilia Nielsen about her research regarding breast cancer narratives in relation to mainstream breast cancer culture. In particular, they discuss the pressures on women to perform breast cancer in a way that emphasizes optimism and delegitimizes anger. Furthermore, they look at mainstream breast cancer culture's effect on breast cancer activism and consider the barriers to cancer care for individuals based on race, class, gender-identity, sexuality, and a variety of other factors.  

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