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The Resource Pink ribbon blues : how breast cancer culture undermines women's health, by Gayle A. Sulik

Pink ribbon blues : how breast cancer culture undermines women's health, by Gayle A. Sulik

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Pink ribbon blues : how breast cancer culture undermines women's health
Title
Pink ribbon blues
Title remainder
how breast cancer culture undermines women's health
Statement of responsibility
by Gayle A. Sulik
Title variation
Pink ribbon blues
Title variation remainder
how breast cancer culture undermines womens health
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pink ribbon paraphernalia saturate shopping malls, billboards, magazines, television, and other venues, all in the name of various breast cancer awareness foundations. In this compelling and provocative work, Gayle Sulik shows that though this "pink ribbon culture" has brought breast cancer advocacy much attention, it has not had the desired effect of improving women's health. It may, in fact, have done the opposite. Based on eight years of research, analysis of advertisements and breast cancer awareness campaigns, and hundreds of interviews with those affected by the disease, Pink Ribbon Blues highlights the hidden costs of the pink ribbon as an industry, one in which-breast cancer has become merely a brand name with a pink logo. Indeed, while survivors and supporters walk, run, and purchase ribbons for a cure, cancer rates rise, the cancer industry thrives, corporations claim "responsible citizenship" while profiting from the disease, and breast cancer is stigmatized anew for those who reject the pink ribbon model. But Sulik also outlines alternative organizations that make a real difference, highlights what they do differently, and presents a new agenda for the future
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10169386
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Sulik, Gayle A
Dewey number
362.19699449
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Breast
  • Patient advocacy
  • Health in mass media
  • Women in mass media
  • Women
Target audience
adult
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how breast cancer culture undermines women's health
Label
Pink ribbon blues : how breast cancer culture undermines women's health, by Gayle A. Sulik
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Publication
Note
  • Copyright date 2010
  • "Updated with images and a new introduction on recent controversies"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn798407385
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Oxford University Press pbk. ed..
Extent
lxxviii, 402 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780199933990
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)798407385
Label
Pink ribbon blues : how breast cancer culture undermines women's health, by Gayle A. Sulik
Publication
Note
  • Copyright date 2010
  • "Updated with images and a new introduction on recent controversies"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn798407385
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Oxford University Press pbk. ed..
Extent
lxxviii, 402 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780199933990
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)798407385

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