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Description - Biopolitics of Breast Cancer by Maren Klawiter

Maren Klawiter analyzes the evolution of the breast cancer movement to show the broad social impact of how diseases come to be medically managed and publicly administered. Examining surgical procedures, adjuvant therapies, early detection campaigns, and the rise in discourses of risk, Klawiter demonstrates that these practices created a change in the social relations - if not the mortality rate - of breast cancer that initially inhibited, but later enabled, collective action.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816651085
ISBN-10: 0816651086
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 18-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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