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Book details
  • Genre:HEALTH & FITNESS
  • SubGenre:Women's Health
  • Language:English
  • Pages:125
  • eBook ISBN:9781930858107

Get It Off!

Understanding the Cause of Breast Pain, Cysts, and Cancer

by Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer

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Overview
In 1995, the world was shocked to discover that one of its most cherished garments, the bra, might be the leading cause of breast cancer. The bearers of these bold tidings were the husband and wife medical anthropologist team of Singer and Grismaijer, authors of the critically acclaimed book, Dressed To Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras (Avery, NY 1995 and ISCD Press, 2002). And the worlds of medicine and fashion have never quite been the same since. Well, they're back! Get It Off begins where Dressed To Kill left off, and then goes where no health book has gone before. Get It Off explores the cultural dimensions of breast cancer, holding a mirror up to the culture to examine the behaviors, values, and obsessions that are just as central to breast disease as are brassieres. The medium used to illustrate the cultural issues is a musical play, (without the music). Each scene in the play reflects a different facet of this cancer-causing culture, and is accompanied by insightful text analysis in clear, concise language. The effect is astounding, and has the power to change your life. The end of the breast cancer epidemic is at hand. The solution is no longer a mystery. It just depends on a woman opening up her mind, her possibilities, and, most importantly, her bra.
Description
In 1995, the world was shocked to discover that one of its most cherished garments, the bra, might be the leading cause of breast cancer. The bearers of these bold tidings were the husband and wife medical anthropologist team of Singer and Grismaijer, authors of the critically acclaimed book, Dressed To Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras (Avery, NY 1995 and ISCD Press, 2002). And the worlds of medicine and fashion have never quite been the same since. Well, they're back! Get It Off begins where Dressed To Kill left off, and then goes where no health book has gone before. Get It Off explores the cultural dimensions of breast cancer, holding a mirror up to the culture to examine the behaviors, values, and obsessions that are just as central to breast disease as are brassieres. The medium used to illustrate the cultural issues is a musical play, (without the music). Each scene in the play reflects a different facet of this cancer-causing culture, and is accompanied by insightful text analysis in clear, concise language. The effect is astounding, and has the power to change your life. The end of the breast cancer epidemic is at hand. The solution is no longer a mystery. It just depends on a woman opening up her mind, her possibilities, and, most importantly, her bra.
About the author
Sydney Ross Singer is a medical anthropologist, the author of several groundbreaking and controversial health books, and the director of the Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease, located in Hawaii. He is internationally recognized for his revolutionary and shocking research linking breast cancer with the wearing of tight bras, which he describes in his book, Dressed To Kill. Trained in biochemistry, anthropology and medicine, Sydney is pioneering a new field of health research, called Applied Medical Anthropology, shedding light on the many ways our culture is making us sick. Since his work often challenges industries that promote or profit from damaging lifestyles, much of his research has been suppressed and censored, especially by the medical industry. The hallmark of Sydney's work is that it empowers people to take responsibility for their own health by understanding how their attitudes and behaviors are leading to disease. This enables people to eliminate the harmful lifestyle causes of their problems, giving their bodies a chance to finally heal.
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