My Nerves Are Broken: The Communication of Suffering in a Greek-Canadian Community

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Title
My Nerves Are Broken: The Communication of Suffering in a Greek-Canadian Community
Abstract
An examination of the meaning of "nevra" (nerves) for Greek women in Montreal. The authors point 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).
Book Title
Health and Canadian Society: Sociological Perspectives
Edition
2nd
Place
Markham, ON
Publisher
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Date
1987
Pages
295-313
Language
en
Citation
Lock, Margaret, and Pamela Dunk. “My Nerves Are Broken: The Communication of Suffering in a Greek-Canadian Community.” In Health and Canadian Society: Sociological Perspectives, edited by et al Coburn, 295–313. 2nd ed. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1987.
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