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Author Crompvoets, Samantha, 1976-

Title Breast cancer and the post-surgical body : recovering the self / Samantha Crompvoets
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006


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 WATERFT HEALTH  616.994490019 Cra/Bca  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 177 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents 1. An unacceptable body -- 2. Narratives of the self -- 3. Pink advocacy : camaraderie, competition and the making of a breast cancer career -- 4. Practices and prostheses -- 5. Breast reconstruction -- 6. Conclusions
Summary "Drawing on a 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."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references ( pages 164-175) and index
Subject Breast -- Cancer -- Psychological aspects.
Breast Neoplasms -- psychology.
Mastectomy -- psychology.
Body Image.
Mammaplasty -- psychology.
Self Concept.
LC no. 2005058645
ISBN 1403999007 (hbk.)
9781403999009 (hbk.)