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Author Kempner, Joanna Leslie, author.

Title Not tonight : migraine and the politics of gender and health / Joanna Kempner
Published Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (260 pages) : illustrations
Contents All in her mind -- All in her brain -- Embracing the migraine brain -- Gendering the migraine market -- Men in pain -- Conclusion -- International classification of headache disorders -- Methods
Summary Pain. Vomiting. Hours and days spent lying in the dark. Migraine is an extraordinarily common, disabling, and painful disorder that affects over 36 million Americans and costs the US economy at least 32 billion per year. Nevertheless, it is frequently dismissed, ignored, and delegitimized. In Not Tonight, Joanna Kempner argues that this general dismissal of migraine can be traced back to the gendered social values embedded in the way we talk about, understand, and make policies for people in pain. Because the symptoms that accompany headache disorders-like head pain, visual auras, and sensitivi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (ebrary, viewed on December 3, 2014)
Subject Migraine Disorders -- psychology.
Gender Identity.
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice.
Sex Factors.
Women's Health.
Headache -- Social aspects
Migraine -- Social aspects
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 022617929X