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The Resource How cancer crossed the color line, Keith Wailoo

How cancer crossed the color line, Keith Wailoo

Label
How cancer crossed the color line
Title
How cancer crossed the color line
Statement of responsibility
Keith Wailoo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Examining a century of twists and turns in anti-cancer campaigns, this path-breaking study shows how American cancer awareness, prevention, treatment, and survival have been refracted through the lens of race. As cancer went from being a white woman's nemesis to a "democratic disease" to a fearsome threat in communities of color, experts and the lay public interpreted these trends as lessons about women, men, and the color line. Drawing on film and fiction, on medical and epidemiological evidence, and on patients' accounts, Keith Wailoo tracks cancer's transformation--how theories of risk evolved with changes in women's roles and African-American and new immigrant migration trends, with the growth of federal cancer surveillance, economic depression and world war, and with diagnostic advances, racial protest, and contemporary health activism. A pioneering study of health communication in America, the book skillfully documents how race and gender became central motifs in the birth of cancer awareness, how patterns and perceptions changed, and how the "war on cancer" continues to be waged along the color line"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wailoo, Keith
Dewey number
362.196/994
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
RC276
LC item number
.W35 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 E-073
  • QZ 11 AA1
NLM item number
W215h 2011
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cancer
  • Cancer in women
  • Minorities
  • Neoplasms
  • African Americans
  • Health Education
  • History, 20th Century
  • Neoplasms
  • Neoplasms
  • Women's Health
  • United States
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Cancer
  • Cancer in women
  • Minorities
  • United States
  • Schwarze
  • Frau
  • Krebs
  • Ausbreitung
  • USA
  • Krebs
  • Schwarze
  • Ausbreitung
  • Frau
  • USA
Label
How cancer crossed the color line, Keith Wailoo
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-235) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: health awareness and the color line -- White plague -- Primitive's progress -- The feminine mystique of self-examination -- How the other half dies -- Between progress and protest -- The new politics of old differences -- Conclusion: the color of cancer
Control code
740446068
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (251 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613160232
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)740446068
Label
How cancer crossed the color line, Keith Wailoo
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-235) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: health awareness and the color line -- White plague -- Primitive's progress -- The feminine mystique of self-examination -- How the other half dies -- Between progress and protest -- The new politics of old differences -- Conclusion: the color of cancer
Control code
740446068
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (251 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613160232
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)740446068

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