Virtually Virgins Sexual Strategies and Cervical Cancer in Recife, Brazil

ISBN-10: 0804747563

ISBN-13: 9780804747561

Edition: 2003

Authors: Jessica L. Gregg

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 4/22/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

List of Illustrations
List of Women Interviewed
Introduction: Culture, Gender, and Ethnography
The Ilha: Life in a Brazilian Shantytown
"A Woman Has to Stay in the House": Gender and Sexuality in the Ilha
Sexuality and Risk: Biomedical Constructions of Brasileira Sexuality
Sexuality as Survival: Favelada Constructions of Women's Sexuality
Expedient Boundaries: Security and Agency in the Ilha
Rearranging Risk: Local Understandings of the Pap Smear
"I've Eaten so Many Good Men Since You Left": Liberdade, Resistance, and Ambivalence in the Ilha
"You Get it if You Go out Looking for a Man": Cervical Cancer and Stigma
Living with Inflammation, Dying from Cancer, and Curing an Incurable Disease
Some Survivors
Economic Data for the Sample of Women with Cancer
Impact of Screening Services on Cervical Cancer Morbidity and Mortality
Nonbiomedical Forms of Healing
Works Cited
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