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The Resource Memoirs of Well-Being : Rewriting Discourses of Illness and Disability

Memoirs of Well-Being : Rewriting Discourses of Illness and Disability

Label
Memoirs of Well-Being : Rewriting Discourses of Illness and Disability
Title
Memoirs of Well-Being
Title remainder
Rewriting Discourses of Illness and Disability
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As the body politics of life writing in the United States change, illness and disability memoirs receive considerable attention. Although these narratives are framed by a lack of health, they abundantly present health and do so beyond its binary relationship to the pathological. This book departs from previous scholarship by bringing into focus the writers' representations of cure, recovery, and healing as well as their reluctance to bring closure to their narratives and align their stories with traditional notions of health. These memoirs thus partake in the construction of alternative narratives of illness and disability
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Reiffenrath, Tanja
Dewey number
327.7308
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN56.H369
LC item number
R45 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
KörperKulturen
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  • Health in literature
  • People with disabilities in literature
  • Healing in literature
  • Diseases and literature
  • Discourse analysis, Narrative
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Discourse analysis, Narrative
  • Diseases and literature
  • Healing in literature
  • Health in literature
  • People with disabilities in literature
Label
Memoirs of Well-Being : Rewriting Discourses of Illness and Disability
Instantiates
Publication
Note
6. "She Rides It Like an Untamed Pony": The Politics of Well-Being in Simi Linton's My Body Politic
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover. Memoirs of Well-Being; Contents ; Acknowledgements ; 1. Introduction ; CONTEXTUAL AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK ; 2. Illness and Disability in Contemporary Memoirs ; 2.1 Illness and Disability on the Literary Market: The Age of the Memoir
  • 2.2 The Personal and the Theoretical: Memoirs of Well-Being as Academic Memoirs 2.3 Narrating Illness and Disability: Conventional Scripts and Their Revisions ; 3. Approaching 'Well-Being' ; 3.1 Health Problems and the Problem with 'Health' ; 3.2 Rewriting Cure: The Remission Society
  • 3.3 Recovering the Body: Embodiment and the Remission Society THE 'CASE STUDIES' ; 4. Healing Beyond Reconstruction: Ampu-Narration in Audre Lorde's The Cancer Journals ; 4.1 Against Linearity, Certainty, and Closure: Deconstructing the Triumph Narrative in The Cancer Journals
  • 4.2 Subverting the (Silent) War on Breast Cancer: Lorde's Vision of the 'Warrior' 4.3 Exposing the Post-Mastectomy Body: Lorde's Rejection of (Narrative) Prosthesis ; 5. Musical Cu[r]e: Reconnection in Oliver Sacks's A Leg to Stand On
  • 5.1 "Bringing the Body Back In": Embodiment in Sacks's Memoir 5.2 Encountering the Doctor: Sacks, Dr. Swan, and the Disappointment with the Biomedical Cure ; 5.3 Recovery in Action: Sacks's "Muscle Music" ; 5.4 Merging the Objective and the Subjective: Sacks's 'Neurology of Identity'
Control code
956648480
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (321 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783839435465
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956648480
Label
Memoirs of Well-Being : Rewriting Discourses of Illness and Disability
Publication
Note
6. "She Rides It Like an Untamed Pony": The Politics of Well-Being in Simi Linton's My Body Politic
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover. Memoirs of Well-Being; Contents ; Acknowledgements ; 1. Introduction ; CONTEXTUAL AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK ; 2. Illness and Disability in Contemporary Memoirs ; 2.1 Illness and Disability on the Literary Market: The Age of the Memoir
  • 2.2 The Personal and the Theoretical: Memoirs of Well-Being as Academic Memoirs 2.3 Narrating Illness and Disability: Conventional Scripts and Their Revisions ; 3. Approaching 'Well-Being' ; 3.1 Health Problems and the Problem with 'Health' ; 3.2 Rewriting Cure: The Remission Society
  • 3.3 Recovering the Body: Embodiment and the Remission Society THE 'CASE STUDIES' ; 4. Healing Beyond Reconstruction: Ampu-Narration in Audre Lorde's The Cancer Journals ; 4.1 Against Linearity, Certainty, and Closure: Deconstructing the Triumph Narrative in The Cancer Journals
  • 4.2 Subverting the (Silent) War on Breast Cancer: Lorde's Vision of the 'Warrior' 4.3 Exposing the Post-Mastectomy Body: Lorde's Rejection of (Narrative) Prosthesis ; 5. Musical Cu[r]e: Reconnection in Oliver Sacks's A Leg to Stand On
  • 5.1 "Bringing the Body Back In": Embodiment in Sacks's Memoir 5.2 Encountering the Doctor: Sacks, Dr. Swan, and the Disappointment with the Biomedical Cure ; 5.3 Recovery in Action: Sacks's "Muscle Music" ; 5.4 Merging the Objective and the Subjective: Sacks's 'Neurology of Identity'
Control code
956648480
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (321 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783839435465
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956648480

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