Beyond Slash, Burn, and Poison: Transforming Breast Cancer Stories into Action (review)

Beyond Slash, Burn, and Poison: Transforming Breast Cancer Stories into Action (review) the Campus: Some Initial Findings on Women's Studies, Careers, and Employers." Journal of International Women's Studies 2.2 May 2001. 16 April 2007 . Gallop, Jane. "Knot a Love Story." Anecdotal Theory. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002. 100­111. Lorde, Audre. "Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power." Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Berkeley, CA.: Crossing Press, 1984. 53­59. Knopf-Newman, Marcy Jane. Beyond Slash, Burn, and Poison: Transforming Breast Cancer Stories into Action. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2004. 197 pp. Marcy Jane Knopf-Newman's Beyond Slash, Burn, and Poison: Transforming Breast Cancer Stories into Action is a readable and engaging account of twentiethcentury breast-cancer narratives in the United States. The book is focused on women whose writings on breast cancer "explore the symbiotic relationship among culture, politics, and medicine," and whose writings, Knopf-Newman argues, "had an impact and led to changes in public policy or medical practices or both" (5). A major strength of the book is its complex analysis of culture, politics, and medicine deeply informed by not only gender, but also race, class, and global considerations. And, as her acknowledgements attest, the book is indebted to feminist and activist scholarship, and thus, well suited for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Feminist Teacher University of Illinois Press

Beyond Slash, Burn, and Poison: Transforming Breast Cancer Stories into Action (review)

Feminist Teacher, Volume 18 (3) – Jun 20, 2008

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the Campus: Some Initial Findings on Women's Studies, Careers, and Employers." Journal of International Women's Studies 2.2 May 2001. 16 April 2007 . Gallop, Jane. "Knot a Love Story." Anecdotal Theory. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002. 100­111. Lorde, Audre. "Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power." Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Berkeley, CA.: Crossing Press, 1984. 53­59. Knopf-Newman, Marcy Jane. Beyond Slash, Burn, and Poison: Transforming Breast Cancer Stories into Action. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2004. 197 pp. Marcy Jane Knopf-Newman's Beyond Slash, Burn, and Poison: Transforming Breast Cancer Stories into Action is a readable and engaging account of twentiethcentury breast-cancer narratives in the United States. The book is focused on women whose writings on breast cancer "explore the symbiotic relationship among culture, politics, and medicine," and whose writings, Knopf-Newman argues, "had an impact and led to changes in public policy or medical practices or both" (5). A major strength of the book is its complex analysis of culture, politics, and medicine deeply informed by not only gender, but also race, class, and global considerations. And, as her acknowledgements attest, the book is indebted to feminist and activist scholarship, and thus, well suited for

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