Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age / Edition 1

Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age / Edition 1

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by David B. Morris
     
 


"Morris weaves a seamless web from Nietzsche to Warhol, convincing us that postmodernism is not a trendy label but a necessary context for talk about health and illness, medicine and suffering. . . . Anyone who wants to understand why people get sick differently in different cultures, and what's making us sick here and now, will be refreshed and enlightened by… See more details below

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"Morris weaves a seamless web from Nietzsche to Warhol, convincing us that postmodernism is not a trendy label but a necessary context for talk about health and illness, medicine and suffering. . . . Anyone who wants to understand why people get sick differently in different cultures, and what's making us sick here and now, will be refreshed and enlightened by this book."—Arthur W. Frank, author of The Wounded Storyteller

"Readers will come away excited by new ideas, new relations among old issues, new readings, and new insights into illness, medicine, and society."—Arthur Kleinman, author of Writing at the Margin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520226890
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/30/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
345
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Introduction: How to Live Forever1
1.The Country of the Ill21
2.What Is Postmodern Illness?50
3.The White Noise of Health78
4.Reinventing Pain107
5.Utopian Bodies135
6.Neurobiology and the Obscene164
7.The Plot of Suffering190
8.Illness in the Time of Disney218
Conclusion: Narrative Bioethics247
Notes279
Index335

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