My Nerves Are Broken: The Social Relations of Illness in a Greek-Canadian Community

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Author/collaborator
Title
My Nerves Are Broken: The Social Relations of Illness in a Greek-Canadian Community
Abstract
An examination of the meaning of "nevra" (nerves) for Greek women in Montreal. The author points out that to understand the meaning of "nevra" for Greek women in Montreal, one must closely examine the social relations of the women's existence: the conditions of factory work, the double-work day, and gender relations in the Greek community, as well as Greek concepts of the link between household, health and control of female body boundaries and their implications for the expression of social distress (anxiety, depression and adaptation syndrome).
Type
Master's Thesis
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
1988
Language
en
URL
Citation
Wakewich Dunk, Pamela. “My Nerves Are Broken: The Social Relations of Illness in a Greek-Canadian Community.” Master’s Thesis, McGill University, 1988. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol1/QMM/TC-QMM-64074.pdf.
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