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Title Stories of illness and healing : women write their bodies / edited by Sayantani DasGupta & Marsha Hurst
Published Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, [2007]
©2007

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Description xiii, 329 pages ; 24 cm
Series Literature and medicine ; 10
Literature and medicine (Kent, Ohio) ; 10
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contents -- Preface 0 -- The Gendered Nature of Illness 1 -- Sayantani DasGupta and Marsha Hurst -- The History of Women's Illness Narratives: Private Relationships, Public Voices 0 -- Marsha Hurst and Sayantani DasGupta -- Narratives of Body and Self: The Experience of Illness 0 -- Faith 0 -- Laurie Stroblas -- The Female Voice in Illness: An Antidote to Alienation, a Call for Connection 0 -- Patricia Stanley -- Dissection 0 -- Robyn Ringler -- Storm Warning 0 -- Angelee Deodhar -- The Listening Room 0 -- Lara Birk -- My So-Called Lungs 0 -- Laura Rothenberg -- Nuts 0 -- Xan L. Roberti -- Crazy for Life: A True Story about Living with Mental Illness 0 -- Victoria Maxwell -- Casing the Joints: A Story of Arthritis 0 -- Mary Felstiner -- Narratives of Diagnosis and Treatment: Relationships to the Medical Community 0 -- The Negative Privilege of Women's Narratives 0 -- Arthur Frank -- Stereotactic Biopsy 0 -- Amy Haddad -- What If They Said? 0 -- Amy Haddad -- All Patients Are Political Women 0 -- Jasmina Tesanovic -- Waiting for a Transplant: A Meditation 0 -- Marcy Perlman Tardio -- Pathology Report 0 -- Veneta Masson -- I'll Take Care of It 0 -- Jan Feldman -- White Coat Syndrome 0 -- Rebecca Pope -- Hospital Haiku 0 -- Fran Bartkowski -- give my regrets 0 -- Diane Driedger -- Doctor Patel Comes to Tea 0 -- Muriel Murch -- Narratives of Womanhood: Social Constructions of Body, Sexuality, and Reproduction 0 -- The Placenta, the Pancake: Metaphor in Medicine 0 -- Anne Wenzel -- Anorexia 0 -- Cortney Davis -- My Brown Daughter Wants to Know 0 -- Dawn McGuire -- Adventures of Amelia 0 -- Andrea Nicki -- The Bag 0 -- Edith Wypler Swire -- Distant Scars 0 -- Marisa Bois -- Hair Matters 0 -- Regina Arnold -- Symmetrical Breasts 0 -- Maureen Tolman Flannery -- A Dream of Living Coal 0 -- Maureen Tolman Flannery -- Ovary 0 -- Bushra Rehman -- So You're Going to Have a New Body 0 -- Lynne Sharon Schwartz -- Watching the Laparoscopy 0 -- Joan Baranow -- Follicles 0 -- Joan Baranow -- Choose 0 -- Elissa Meites -- Narratives of Family Life and Caregiving 0 -- Space and Absence in Muscular Dystrophy 0 -- Penny Wolfson -- Remembering Dan: Excerpts from My Journal 0 -- Joan Milano -- And Then She Died 0 -- Maggie Hoffman -- Vigils, III 0 -- Donna Henderson -- My Mother Is Cleaning 0 -- Gail Rosen -- In the Dream 0 -- Lyn Lifshin -- Blister 0 -- Suzanne E. W. Gray -- Silver 0 -- Jennie Panchy -- Pure and Predictable 0 -- Patricia Dunn -- In the Bosom of the Family: Reflections on Family and Breast Cancer 0 -- Janet Reibstein -- Narratives of Professional Life and Illness 0 -- It Is August 24th 0 -- Cortney Davis -- Becoming Flora: When the Narrative Is Our Own 0 -- Cortney Davis -- Doppelganger 0 -- Anne Webster -- The Particulars 0 -- Fern Cohen -- Eight Hours 0 -- Angelee Deodhar -- My Body, My Self 0 -- C. Sebastian -- A Front-Row Seat 0 -- Rachel Naomi Remen -- Leave of Absence 0 -- Kate Scanell -- Narratives of Advocacy: From the Personal to the Political 0 -- Narratives and Advocacy: A Gendered Connection 0 -- Marsha Hurst and Sayantani DasGupta -- Night Shift 0 -- Carol Levine -- Sometimes Cancer Just Happens 0 -- Judith Nadell -- A Case of Exhaustion 0 -- Marja Morskeift -- The Intersection of Illness, Personality, Culture, and Social Services 0 -- Sucheng Chan -- Happiness in Quotation Marks 0 -- Sunita Puri -- Narratives of Advocacy: Activism, Education, and Political Change 0 -- Stories from the Inside 0 -- Kathy Boudin -- Prisoner Stories: Suffering and Death 0 -- Nancy Stoller -- Surviving but Not Quite Thriving: Women's Mental Health in East Harlem 0 -- Cheryl Harris Sharman -- Teaching about Care at the End of Life Using Creative Nonfiction Monologues 0 -- Laurie Rosenblatt -- Narrative House Calls and Cultural Memory: Communities of Women, Communities of Presence -- 0 -- Rita Charon -- Contributors 0 -- Permissions and Acknowledgments 0 -- Index 0
Summary "Stories of Illness and Healing is the first collection to place the voices of women experiencing illness alongside analytical writing from prominent scholars in the field of narrative medicine. The collection includes a variety of women's illness narratives - poetry, essays, short fiction, short drama, analyses, and transcribed oral testimonies - as well as traditional analytic essays about themes and issues raised by the narratives. Stories of Illness and Healing bridges the artificial divide between women's lives and scholarship in gender, health, and medicine."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Women -- Diseases -- Psychological aspects.
Patients' writings -- History and criticism.
Body image in women.
Women's Health.
Body Image.
Women.
Disease -- psychology.
Genre/Form Personal Narrative.
Personal narratives.
Author DasGupta, Sayantani.
Hurst, Marsha.
LC no. 2007005266
ISBN 9780873389167 paperback alkaline paper
0873389166 paperback alkaline paper