Communicative Biocapitalism: The Voice of the Patient in Digital Health and the Health Humanities

Communicative Biocapitalism: The Voice of the Patient in Digital Health and the Health Humanities

by Olivia Banner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780472053698
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 11/20/2017
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Olivia Banner is Assistant Professor of Critical Media Studies at the University of Texas, Dallas.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Theorizing Communicative Biocapitalism 1

1 Structural Racism and Practices of Reading in the Medical Humanities 25

2 The Voice of the Patient in Communicative Biocapitalism 49

3 Capacity and the Productive Subject of Digital Health 77

4 Algorithms, the Attention Economy, and the Breast Cancer Narrative 103

5 Against the Empathy Hypothesis 125

Conclusion 151

Notes 157

Works Cited 191

Index 215

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