In this Book

summary
From the early 1980s, the U.S. environmental breast cancer movement has championed the goal of eradicating the disease by emphasizing the importance of reducingùeven eliminating exposure to chemicals and toxins. From Pink to Green chronicles the movement's disease prevention philosophy from the beginning.

Challenging the broader cultural milieu of pink ribbon symbolism and breast cancer "awareness" campaigns, this movement has grown from a handful of community-based organizations into a national entity, shaping the cultural, political, and public health landscape. Much of the activists' everyday work revolves around describing how the so called "cancer industry" downplays possible environmental links to protect their political and economic interests and they demand that the public play a role in scientific, policy, and public health decision-making to build a new framework of breast cancer prevention.

From Pink to Green successfully explores the intersection between breast cancer activism and the environmental health sciences, incorporating public and scientific debates as well as policy implications to public health and environmental agendas.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Chapter 1: A Movement in the Making
  2. pp. 1-18
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Chapter 2: "End the Silence": Uncertainty Work and the Politics of the Cancer Industry
  2. pp. 19-44
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Chapter 3: From Touring the Streets to Taking On Science
  2. pp. 45-80
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Chapter 4: "We Should Not Have to Be the Bodies of Evidence": The Precautionary Principle in Policy, Science, and Daily Life
  2. pp. 81-105
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Chapter 5: The Cultural Politics of Sisterhood
  2. pp. 106-136
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Chapter 6: Toxic Tours Move Indoors: Race, Class, and Breast Cancer Prevention
  2. pp. 137-161
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Chapter 7: Beyond Breast Cancer, Beyond Women's Health
  2. pp. 162-186
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Chapter 8: Still in the Making
  2. pp. 187-204
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 205-238
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Index
  2. pp. 239-252
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. About the Author, Further Reading
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download

Additional Information

ISBN
9780813556529
MARC Record
OCLC
593295664
Pages
265
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.