Review of DeShazer, Mammographies: The Cultural Discourses of Breast Cancer

  • Kristen A. Hardy Brandon University

Abstract

Women’s breasts hold a complex place in contemporary Western culture—as objects of fascination, sexualisation, fetishisation, adornment, nourishment, consternation, and regulation. For women themselves, they often serve as sites of anxiety and fear related to appearance, function, or health. For an unfortunate percentage, they also become the locus of cellular changes that will ultimately prove life-altering or even fatal.
Published
2017-03-27
Section
Reviews