Photo images: Jo Spence’s narratives of living with illness

  title={Photo images: Jo Spence’s narratives of living with illness},
  author={Susan E. Bell and John Virgil Spence},
Sociological approaches to understanding narratives of illness usually begin with oral or textual discourse. This article extends the study of illness narratives beyond oral and textual accounts to photographs. It takes the position that attempts to distinguish clearly images and words, or verbal and visual narratives, are utopian projects. It examines three photographs taken by British feminist Jo Spence (1934–92) to document her experiences of breast cancer from the time of her diagnosis in… CONTINUE READING

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