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‘Disease, illness, affliction? Don’t know’: Ambivalence and ambiguity in the narratives of young people about having acne

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The popular characterisation of acne as a mundane and insignificant feature of adolescence sits at odds with academic studies showing the detrimental impacts of the condition on people of various ages. Drawing from in-depth qualitative interviews with 13- to 25-year olds living in England, this article will consider some of the tensions between two messages about acne through the ambiguities in young people’s narratives. Consistent with existing literature on skin conditions and visual differ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/1363459318762035

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
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Grant:
Research for Patient Benefit Programme (Grant PB-PG-0213-30006)
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine Journal website
Volume:
23
Issue:
3
Pages:
273-288
Publication date:
2018-03-18
Acceptance date:
2017-11-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1461-7196
ISSN:
1363-4593
Pubs id:
pubs:801100
URN:
uri:4f017515-0e2e-4663-b67d-df9d019b973b
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uuid:4f017515-0e2e-4663-b67d-df9d019b973b
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pubs:801100

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