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Not tonight : migraine and the politics of gender and health

Author: Joanna Leslie Kempner
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2014] ©2104
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kempner, Joanna Leslie.
Not tonight.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014
(DLC) 2014004075
(OCoLC)870147724
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Leslie Kempner
ISBN: 9780226179292 022617929X
OCLC Number: 888749255
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.
Responsibility: Joanna Kempner.

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Migraine is a disabling, and painful disorder that affects over 36 million Americans. Nevertheless, it is frequently dismissed, ignored, and delegitimized. The author argues that this general  Read more...

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