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Virtually Virgins : Sexual Strategies and Cervical Cancer in Recife, Brazil

Virtually Virgins : Sexual Strategies and Cervical Cancer in Recife, Brazil - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0804747561

Cover of Virtually Virgins : Sexual Strategies and Cervical Cancer in Recife, Brazil 03 (ISBN 978-0804747561)
ISBN13: 978-0804747561
ISBN10: 0804747563
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Published: 2003
International: No

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Virtually Virgins : Sexual Strategies and Cervical Cancer in Recife, Brazil - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0804747561

Jessica L. Gregg

ISBN13: 978-0804747561
ISBN10: 0804747563
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Stanford University Press

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

This book examines the conflict between cultural ideals of female sexuality in Brazil and the lived reality of sex for women in a poor shantytown in the country's northeast, probing the interplay between sexual expectations, sexual reality, and disease.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Culture, Gender, and Ethnography
2. The Ilha: Life in a Brazilian Shantytown
3. "A Woman Has to Stay in the House": Gender and Sexuality in the Ilha
4. Sexuality and Risk: Biomedical Constructions of Brasileira Sexuality
5. Sexuality as Survival: Favelada Constructions of Women's Sexuality
6. Expedient Boundaries: Security and Agency in the Ilha
7. Rearranging Risk: Local Understandings of the Pap Smear
8. "I've Eaten so Many Good Men Since You Left": Liberdade, Resistance, and Ambivalence in the Ilha
9. "You Get it if You Go out Looking for a Man": Cervical Cancer and Stigma
10. Living with Inflammation, Dying from Cancer, and Curing an Incurable Disease
11. Some Survivors
App. 1: Methodology
App. 2 Economic Data for the Sample of Women with Cancer
App. 3 Impact of Screening Services on Cervical Cancer Morbidity and Mortality
App. 4 Nonbiomedical Forms of Healing

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