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"The Alabama Project": Representing the Complexity of Cancer Survivorship in Words and Images

Cynthia Ryan

Abstract


Public discourse about health and illness is often considered to lack the nuances and complexities offered in academic treatments of similar subjects. Drawing on the author’s collaborative work with fashion photographer/advocacy artist David Jay, the author calls on RHM scholars to consider the richness of this and similar projects for expanding notions of scholarship in the field. RHM scholars’ expertise in shaping messages about a continuum of health and medicine subjects can influence the perceptions of both academic and public stakeholders on these conversations.


Keywords


Public discourse; complexity; lived experience; cancer; "The Alabama Project"

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/rhm.2018.1018



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