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Reifying women's experiences with invisible illness : illusions, delusions, reality

Author: Kesha Morant Williams; Frances Selena Morant
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
Series: Lexington studies in health communication.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides an alternative to narratives that privilege the biomedical perspective on women's invisible illnesses. The contributors include women who exude diversity as it relates to race and ethnicity, career, religious experience, education, social support, and interpersonal relationships.
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Genre/Form: Personal Narrative
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kesha Morant Williams; Frances Selena Morant
ISBN: 9781498551007 1498551009
OCLC Number: 1031156243
Description: xviii, 147 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : not an illusion / Kesha Morant Williams --
My sister's keeper : sibling social support and chronic illness / Kesha Morant Williams --
Temporal reflections of UC remission : an autoethnography of body image & acceptance / Nicole Defenbaugh --
A semblance of normalcy : social isolation and the burden of looking well / Hannah Thyberg --
Transparency and disclosure : yools for building trust and confidence / Emily Pfender --
An unexpected road to discovery : finding one's self in the midst of uncertainty / Launick Saint-Fort --
When lifestage matters : a narrative account of a pregnancy-related invisible illness / Eletra Gilchrist Petty --
Reframing personal and professional identity in connection to "ability" / Cerise L. Glenn --
Duty, honor, country --
sickness : finding strength in my personal battle with Gulf War illness / Elizabeth Desnoyer-Colas --
Complicit in concealing illness : black women, beauty, identity, and breast cancer / Annette Matlock Gatison --
The enemy at the door : my friend's silent battle to breast cancer / Wei Sun.
Series Title: Lexington studies in health communication.
Responsibility: edited by Kesha Morant Williams and Frances Selena Morant.

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