Speaking from the Body
Latinas on Health and Culture
Speaking from the Body by Angie Chabram-Dernersesian
Book DescriptionIn compelling first-person accounts, Latinas speak freely about dealing with serious health episodes as patients, family caregivers, or friends. They show how the complex interweaving of gender, class, and race impacts the health status of Latinas, nd how family, spirituality, and culture affect the experience of illness. Here are stories of Latinas living with conditions common to many: hypertension, breast cancer, obesity, diabetes, depression, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia, Parkinson's, lupus, and hyper/hypothyroidism. By bringing these narratives out from the shadows of private lives, they demonstrate how such ailments form part of the larger whole of Latina lives that encompasses family, community, the medical profession, and society. They show how personal identity and community intersect to affect the interpretation of illness, compliance with treatment, and the utilization of allopathic medicine, alternative therapies, and traditional healing practices. The book also includes a retrospective analysis of the narratives and a discussion of Latina health issues and policy recommendations. These Latina cultural narratives illustrate important aspects of the social contexts and real-world family relationships crucial to understanding illness. Speaking from the Body is a trailblazing collection of personal testimonies that integrates professional and personal perspectives and shows that our understanding of health remains incomplete if Latina cultural narratives are not included.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816526642
(221mm x 150mm x 15mm)
Imprint: University of Arizona Press
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Angie Chabram-Dernersesian
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Brings together a diverse group of scholars whose work spans the interdisciplinary fields of Chicana/o studies and cultural studies. This work provides an overview of the debates, locating Chicana/o cultural criticism at the intersections of these fields.
Chicana/o Cultural Studies Reader, Hardback (August 2005)» View all books by Angie Chabram-Dernersesian
This book brings together a broad range of writing on culture including TV, film, art, music, dance, theatre and literature, and expertly examines the changing social and cultural condition of Chicana/os in the United States.
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Author Biography - Angie Chabram-Dernersesian
Adela de la Torre is Director of Chicana/Chicano Studies at the University of California--Davis.
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