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Stories of illness and healing : women write their bodies

Author: Sayantani DasGupta; Marsha Hurst
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©2007.
Series: Literature and medicine (Kent, Ohio), 10.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stories of illness and healing.
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)657303399
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sayantani DasGupta; Marsha Hurst
ISBN: 9780873389167 0873389166
OCLC Number: 85161977
Description: xiii, 329 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Gendered Nature of Illness / Sayantani DasGupta and Marsha Hurst --
The history of women's illness narratives: private relationships, public voices / Marsha Hurst and Sayantani DasGupta --
Narratives of Body and Self: The Experience of Illness --
Faith / Laurie Stroblas --
The female voice in illness: a antidote to alienation, a call for connection / Patricia Stanley --
Dissection / Robyn Desantis Ringler --
Storm warning / Angelee Deodhar --
The listening room / Lara Birk --
My so-called lungs / Laura Rothenberg --
Nuts / Xan L. Roberti --
Crazy for life: a true story about living with mental illness / Victoria Maxwell --
Casing the joints: a story of Arthritis / Mary Felstiner --
Narratives of Diagnosis and Treatment: Relationships to the Medical Community --
The negative privilege of women's narratives / Arthur Frank --
Stereotactic biopsy / Amy Haddad --
What if they said? / Amy Haddad --
All patients are political women / Jasmina Tesanovic --
Waiting for a transplant: a meditation / Marcy Perlman Tardio --
Pathology report / Veneta Masson --
I'll take care of it / Jan Feldman --
White coat syndrome / Rebecca A. Pope --
Hospital haiku / Fran Bartkowski --
give my regrets / Diane Driedger --
Doctor Patel comes to tea / Muriel Murch --
Narratives of Womanhood: Social Constructions of Body, Sexuality, and Reproduction --
The placenta, the pancake: metaphor in medicine / Anne Wenzel --
Anorexia / Cortney Davis --
My brown daughter wants to know / Dawn McGuire --
Adventures of Amelia / Andrea Nicki --
The bag / Edith Wypler Swire --
Distant scars / Marisa Bois --
Hair matters / Regina Arnold --
Symmetrical breasts / Maureen Tolman Flannery --
A dream of living coal / Maureen Tolman Flannery --
Ovary / Bushra Rehman --
So you're going to have a new body / Lynne Sharon Schwartz --
Watching the laparoscopy / Joan Baranow --
Follicles /Joan Baranow --
Choose / Elissa Meites. Narratives of Family Life and Caregiving --
Space and absence in Muscular Dystrophy / Penny Wolfson --
Remembering Dan: excerpts from my journal / Joan Milano --
And then she died / Maggie Hoffman --
Vigils, III / Donna Henderson --
My mother is cleaning / Gail Rosen --
In the dream / Lyn Lifshin --
Blister / Suzanne E.W. Gray --
Silver / Jennie Panchy --
Pure and predictable / Patricia Dunn --
In the bosom of the family: reflections on families and breast cancer / Janet Reibstein --
Narratives of Professional Life and Illness --
It is August 24th / Cortney Davis --
Becoming Flora: when the narrative is our own / Cortney Davis --
Doppelganger/ Anne Webster --
The particulars / Fern W. Cohen --
Eight hours / Angelee Deodhar --
My body, my self / C. Sebastian --
A front-row seat / Rachel Naomi Remen --
Leave of absence / Kate Scannell --
Narratives of Advocacy: From the Personal to the Political --
Night shift / Carol Levine --
Sometimes cancer just happens / Judith Nadell --
A case of exhaustion / Marja Morskieft --
The intersection of illness, personality, culture, and social services / Sucheng Chan --
Happiness in quotation marks / Sunita Puri --
Narratives of Advocacy: Activism, Education, and Political Change --
Narratives and advocacy: a gendered connection / Marsha Hurst and Sayantani DasGupta --
Stories from the inside / Kathy Boudin --
Prisoner stories: suffering and death / Nancy Stoller --
Surviving but not quite thriving: women's mental health in East Harlem / Cheryl Harris Sharman --
Teaching about care at the end of life using creative nonfiction monologues / Laurie Rosenblatt --
Narrative house calls and cultural memory: communities of women, communities of presence / Rita Charon.
Series Title: Literature and medicine (Kent, Ohio), 10.
Responsibility: edited by Sayantani DasGupta & Marsha Hurst.
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