The Terry Fox story and the popular media: a case study in ideology and illness


  • *This is a revised version of a paper presented at the 1982 Canadian Sociology and Anthropology meetings. The author wishes to thank Leslie Martin for collecting the data and helping out with the analysis, and Edward Hooven, Graham Knight, and Vivienne Walters for their helpful comments on earlier drafts. She also wishes to acknowledge the assistance of Fikret Berkes, Michael Cummings, Jill DeBon, Peter Huston, John Jackson, Peta Tancred-Sheriff, and the anonymous reviewers.