Extended Bodies in Breast Cancer

Project: Research project

Project Details


Breast cancer severely affects and disrupts the lives and bodies of women. Many diagnosed women do not only face their own mortality, but also the emotional and physical consequences of undergoing surgical interventions and medical treatments. These women have to develop new and altered ways of relating and giving meaning to themselves, their lives and their bodies. This project describes and analyzes women's embodied illness experiences and sense-making strategies. Herein, it focuses on how these women's experiences and meaning making efforts are shaped within and through their lived material, narrative, social, and temporal contexts.
Effective start/end date15/09/1116/12/16


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