The Resource Surface tensions : surgery, bodily boundaries, and the social self, Lenore Manderson

Surface tensions : surgery, bodily boundaries, and the social self, Lenore Manderson

Label
Surface tensions : surgery, bodily boundaries, and the social self
Title
Surface tensions
Title remainder
surgery, bodily boundaries, and the social self
Statement of responsibility
Lenore Manderson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Surface Tensions is an expansive, yet intimate study of how people remake themselves after catastrophic bodily change--the loss of limbs, the loss of function, the loss or replacement of organs. Against a sweeping cultural backdrop of art, popular culture, and the history of science and medicine, Manderson uses narrative epistemology based on in-depth interviews with over 300 individuals to show how they re-establish the coherence of their bodies, identities, and biographies. In addition to offering important new insights into the care, rehabilitation, and rehabituation of post-trauma patients, Manderson's work challenges conventional ideas about the nature of embodiment and is an important contribution to medical anthropology, disability studies, and cultural studies"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Manderson, Lenore
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM636
LC item number
.M33 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human body
  • Body image
  • People with disabilities
  • Medical anthropology
Label
Surface tensions : surgery, bodily boundaries, and the social self, Lenore Manderson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Preface Prologue: Perdita's Story 1. The Body as Subject 2. Our Cyborg Selves, and other Modern Tales 3. Visible Ruptures: The Art of Living with Lack 4. Body Basics: Living with a Stoma 5. The Feminine in Question 6. Replaceable Parts: The End of Natural Life 7. Conclusion: Necessity's Children
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: Perdita's story -- 1. The body as subject -- 2. Our cyborg selves, and other modern tales -- 3. Visible ruptures: the art of living with lack -- 4. Body basics: living with a stoma -- 5. The feminine in question -- 6. Replaceable parts: the end of natural life -- Conclusion: necessity's children
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9781611320978
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
20110222 95
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)726818931
  • (OCoLC)726818931
Label
Surface tensions : surgery, bodily boundaries, and the social self, Lenore Manderson
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Preface Prologue: Perdita's Story 1. The Body as Subject 2. Our Cyborg Selves, and other Modern Tales 3. Visible Ruptures: The Art of Living with Lack 4. Body Basics: Living with a Stoma 5. The Feminine in Question 6. Replaceable Parts: The End of Natural Life 7. Conclusion: Necessity's Children
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: Perdita's story -- 1. The body as subject -- 2. Our cyborg selves, and other modern tales -- 3. Visible ruptures: the art of living with lack -- 4. Body basics: living with a stoma -- 5. The feminine in question -- 6. Replaceable parts: the end of natural life -- Conclusion: necessity's children
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9781611320978
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
20110222 95
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)726818931
  • (OCoLC)726818931

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