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The (De)Evolution of a Genre: Pain Memoirs and Sequential Reading as an Ethical Practice

The (De)Evolution of a Genre: Pain Memoirs and Sequential Reading as an Ethical Practice This article traces how postfeminism, an ideology that celebrates consumerism and disavows feminism, has influenced the evolution of the breast cancer memoir. Paratexts surrounding three twenty-first century breast cancer memoirs are discussed to show how retailers and corporate cause marketers have in some instances impeded the delivery of feminist messages in some of these works. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

The (De)Evolution of a Genre: Pain Memoirs and Sequential Reading as an Ethical Practice

Biography , Volume 38 (1) – Jul 6, 2015

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Abstract

This article traces how postfeminism, an ideology that celebrates consumerism and disavows feminism, has influenced the evolution of the breast cancer memoir. Paratexts surrounding three twenty-first century breast cancer memoirs are discussed to show how retailers and corporate cause marketers have in some instances impeded the delivery of feminist messages in some of these works.

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BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 6, 2015

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