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Personal & the Political: Women's Activism in Response to the Breast Cancer and AIDS Epidemics

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Drawing on the experiences of thirty-seven diverse women who are active in the AIDS and breast cancer movements, The Personal and the Political provides an in-depth look at the social and political dimensions of AIDS and breast cancer within the context of social movement and feminist theories. While it is generally assumed that activists' reasons for getting involved in either the AIDS or breast cancer movements differ, Boehmer uncovers similarity in women's motivations, finding that activism depends on both a personal and a political link to the disease. The work pays particular attention to diversity issues such as race, class, and sexual orientation and explores the women's motivations, how they view their activism, and how their activism relates to their identities. The author lets the women speak for themselves, interspersing their voices throughout the text. The book highlights similarities and differences between the activists in both movements and between the movements themselves, offering some intriguing conclusions.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-203) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780791445501
Author:
Boehmer, Ulrike
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Location:
Albany, NY :
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Breast
Subject:
Diseases - Breast Cancer
Subject:
AIDS (Disease)
Subject:
Diseases - AIDS & HIV
Subject:
Women political activists
Subject:
Aids
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
AIDS (Disease) -- Political aspects.
Subject:
Breast - Cancer - Political aspects -
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Series Volume:
1770-2
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.88x5.86x.47 in. .66 lbs.

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