Networked Cancer

Affect, Narrative and Measurement

Authors: Stage, Carsten

  • Investigates new entrepreneurial patient practices which challenge existing cultural understandings of illness
  • Analyses social media communication of cancer patients, alongside interview material
  • Discusses the intertwinement of social media practices with the contemporary formation of new forms of biological citizenship and activism 
  • Addresses how illness on social media can also co-produce darker affective states of negativity, longing and disappointment
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This book investigates how individual cancer narratives change in an age of networked social media. Through a range of case studies, it shows that a new type of entrepreneurial cancer narrative is currently evolving. This narrative is characterised by using illness to build projects and produce various forms of economic and social value, to stimulate affectively involved and large-scale public participation and to communicate across various social media platforms. Networked cancer: Affect, Narrative and Measurement offers a theoretical framework for understanding this entrepreneurial cancer narrative through an introduction focusing on the key concepts of illness narrative, social media and affect. The chapters examine the importance of connective mobilization, virality, experimental selfies, dark affects and new commemorative practices for understanding entrepreneurial cancer narratives. This study will be of great interest to scholars of media and cultural studies, as well as those interested in narrative medicine, health communication and affect and participation.   

About the authors

Carsten Stage is Associate Professor, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark. His research interests are illness on social media, affect and participatory cultures.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Stage, Carsten

    Pages 1-43

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  • Cancer Blogging and Connective Action

    Stage, Carsten

    Pages 45-75

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  • Virality, Measurement and Biological Citizenship

    Stage, Carsten

    Pages 77-102

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  • Cancer Selfies, Scans and the Metric Power of Fascination

    Stage, Carsten

    Pages 103-130

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  • Beyond Narrative Relief: Anger, Loneliness and Negativity in Cancer Blogging

    Stage, Carsten

    Pages 131-154

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eBook 69,99 €
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Hardcover 90,94 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51417-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Networked Cancer
Book Subtitle
Affect, Narrative and Measurement
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51418-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51418-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51417-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 205
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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