Barbara Keddy examines the experiences of 20 female sufferers, and also investigates the disease within larger societal contexts of gender, class, and race. By taking an already existing personality theory (the highly sensitive person) developed by Elaine Aron and relating this theory to a specific physical condition, the author emphasizes societal and family pressures on women to overextend themselves to the detriment of their health.
- ISBN-13: 9780897933421
- ISBN-10: 0897933427
- Publisher: Hunter House Publishers
- Publish Date: November 2002
- Page Count: 288
- Dimensions: 8.36 x 5.45 x 0.69 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.98 pounds