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From heartache to happiness: the codes, conventions and clichés of the 40-something celebrity infertility story [blog post]

Feasey, R (2014) From heartache to happiness: the codes, conventions and clichés of the 40-something celebrity infertility story [blog post]. MaMSIE.

Abstract

Infertility is a common experience among women within and beyond the UK, and this experience ‘is not usually discussed publicly, at least in detail’ (Striff, 2005). Although a woman’s infertility story is generally only witnessed by the medical profession, there has been a recent trend in the women’s, tabloid and gossip sector whereby celebrities share their infertility stories with a willing public. With this in mind this article briefly outline the codes and conventions of the celebrity infertility narrative in order to consider the ways in which these confessional discourses might be considered as an extension of the informative public health campaign or, alternatively, as a more stigmatizing discourse.

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Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2015 14:03
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