Sneak Peek 1: TOC

Jamie White-Farnham and Cathryn Molloy

Section 1: Rhetorics of Self
With a focus on individual rhetorical action, this section includes chapters that report on women’s self-sponsored writing, such as expressivist writing, writing-to-heal, or self-sponsored and educative practices. Generally speaking, this section is devoted to the creativity of women responding to the circumstances of their health.

Donna Laux

Chapter 1
Writing My Body, Writing My Health: A Rhetorical Autoethnography
Kim Hensley Owens

Chapter 2
Temporal Disruptions: Illness Narratives Before and After Web 2.0
Ann Wallace

Chapter 3
Analyzing PCOS Discourses: Strategies for Unpacking Chronic Illness and Taking Action
Marissa McKinley

Chapter 4
Rhetorics of Empowerment for Managing Lupus Pain: Patient-to-Patient Knowledge Sharing in Online Health Forums
Cynthia Pengilly

Chapter 5
Rhetorics of Self-Disclosure: A Feminist Framework for Infertility Activism
Maria Novotny
Lori Beth De Hertogh

Section 2: Rhetorics of/and the Patient
The following chapters explain the rhetorical, legal, corporate, and activist systems in which patients participate or struggle in terms of their health.

Bridging the Gap in Care for Women
Janeen Qadri

Chapter 6
Making Bodies Matter: Norms and Excesses in the Well-Woman Visit
Kelly Whitney

Chapter 7
Doula Advocacy: Strategies for Consent in Labor and Delivery
Sheri Rysdam

Chapter 8
Gendered Responsibility: A Critique of HPV Vaccine Ads, 2006-2016
Erin Fitzgerald

Chapter 9
“Pregnant?” You Need a Flu Shot!”: Safety and Danger in Medical Discourses of Maternal Immunization
Lisa M. DeTora
Jennifer A. Malkowski

Chapter 10
“Most Doctors Will Just Say ‘Stop running’”: Women Runners’ Narratives, Agency, and Identity
Billie Tadros

Chapter 11
Reframing Efficiency through Usability: The Code and Baby-Friendly USA
Oriana Gilson

Section 3: Rhetorics of Advocacy
Focusing on public writing and rhetoric, this section includes chapters about the rhetorical strategies and arguments made by and on behalf of women in terms of their own and others’ health and health care.

Fighting Cancer from Every Angle
April Cabral

Chapter 12
“You Have to Be Your Own Advocate”: Patient Self-advocacy as a Coping Mechanism for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk
Marleah Dean

Chapter 13
Activism by Accuracy: Women’s Health and Hormonal Birth Control
Kristin Marie Bivens
Kirsti Cole
Amy Koerber

Chapter 14
Altering Imaginaries and Demanding Treatment: Women’s AIDS Activism in Toronto, 1980s-1990s
Janna Klostermann

Chapter 15
Costly Expedience: Reproductive Rights and Responses to Slut-Shaming
Laurie McMillan

“The Rhetorician [of Health and Medicine] as Agent of Social Change”: Activism for the Whole Woman’s Body
Bryna Siegel Finer

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