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My Nerves are Bad: Puerto Rican Women Managing Mental Illness and HIV Risk (Hardback)

Sana Loue

ISBN 10: 0826517536 / ISBN 13: 9780826517531
Edité par Vanderbilt University Press, United States, 2011
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Over a two-year period, the author and her research team followed the lives of fifty-three Puerto Rican women living with severe mental illness as they coped with daily challenges in the areas of family, romantic relationships, employment, social services, substance use, and health care. The team interviewed the women and shadowed them at their homes, churches, schools, physicians offices, family events, and other occasions in order to understand how their mental illness, their gender, their language, and their culture affected their relationships with others, their understandings of their own situations, and their hopes for themselves and their families. Sana Loue lets us see the remarkable strength of many of the women and hear in their own words about their efforts to survive, despite long histories of childhood physical and sexual abuse, partner violence, substance use, poverty, and severe mental illness. We also witness the violence that surrounds them and the HIV risk that becomes a part of their lives in their efforts to survive economically and emotionally. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780826517531

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Titre : My Nerves are Bad: Puerto Rican Women ...

Éditeur : Vanderbilt University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : New..

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Over a two-year period, author Sana Loue and her research team followed the lives of fifty-three Puerto Rican women living with severe mental illness as they coped with daily challenges in the areas of family, romantic relationships, employment, social services, substance use, and health care. The team interviewed the women and shadowed them at their homes, churches, schools, physicians' offices, family events, and other occasions in order to understand how their mental illness, their gender, their language, and their culture affected their relationships with others, their understandings of their own situations, and their hopes for themselves and their families.

Sana Loue lets us see the remarkable strength of many of the women and hear in their own words about their efforts to survive, despite long histories of childhood physical and sexual abuse, partner violence, substance use, poverty, and severe mental illness. We also witness the violence that surrounds them and the HIV risk that becomes a part of their lives in their efforts to survive economically and emotionally.

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A deep ethnography of the daily lives of women who live with mental illness

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