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2014 | 1 | 111-145
Article title

Gender, Power, and Feminisms in Breast Cancer Advocacy: Lessons from the United States and Poland

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Abstracts
EN
The United States breast cancer movement helped to transform breast cancer’s social and medical landscape domestically and, in some ways, internationally. However, differences in gender identities, power relations, and the role of feminism(s) cross-culturally also shaped breast cancer advocacy itself. After giving a brief introduction to the socio-historical context of the U.S. and Polish breast cancer movements, this article illuminates some of the linkages and divergences between the United States and Poland to demonstrate the role of gender and power in social movements that concentrate exclusively on women’s (health) issues, namely breast cancer. This comparison of social phenomena from two countries illuminates the impact of cultural patterns on models of activism as they relate to feminism and traditional gender roles.
Year
Volume
1
Pages
111-145
Physical description
Dates
published
2014
Contributors
author
  • University at Albany (USA)
  • University of Wroclaw (Poland)
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
ISBN
978‐83‐232‐2732‐8
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.desklight-d5f2619f-3cd8-42f9-9f71-8447e7034a7c
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