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Title: An Intersectional Analysis of Women's Experiences of Smoking-Related Stigma
Authors: Triandafilidis, Zoi ;Ussher, Jane M;Perz, Janette;Huppatz, Kate
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
Issue Date: Aug-2017
Source: 27(10):1445-1460
Journal title: Qualitative Health Research
Department: Central Coast Research Institute for Integrated Care
Abstract: In this article, we explore how young women encounter and counter discourses of smoking-related stigma. Twenty-seven young Australian women, smokers and ex-smokers, took part in interviews. A sub-sample of 18 participants took photographs to document their smoking experience, and took part in a second interview. Data were analyzed through Foucauldian discourse analysis. Four discourses were identified: "smoking as stigmatized," "the smoking double standard," "smoking as lower class," and "smokers as bad mothers." The women negotiated stigma in a variety of ways, shifting between agreeing, disagreeing, challenging, and displacing stigma onto "other" smokers. These experiences and negotiations of smoking-related stigma were shaped by intersecting identities, including gender, cultural background, social class, and mothering, which at times, compounded levels of stigmatization. It is concluded that tobacco control measures should consider the negative implications of smoking-related stigma, and the potential for women to experience compounding levels of stigma.
DOI: 10.1177/1049732316672645
ISSN: 1049-7323
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Integrated Care
Public Health
Appears in Collections:Integrated Care
Public Health / Health Promotion

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