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The Resource Recovering bodies : illness, disability, and life-writing, G. Thomas Couser

Recovering bodies : illness, disability, and life-writing, G. Thomas Couser

Label
Recovering bodies : illness, disability, and life-writing
Title
Recovering bodies
Title remainder
illness, disability, and life-writing
Statement of responsibility
G. Thomas Couser
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A compelling look at personal narratives of HIV/AIDS, breast cancer paralysis, and deafness, Recovering Bodies examines many forms of life writing - including memoirs, diaries, collaborative narratives, photo documentaries, and essays - to illuminate the ways in which these narratives address the stigma of illness and disability. G. Thomas Couser shows that such books are not primarily records of medical conditions; they are instead a means for individuals to reclaim their bodies (or those of loved ones) from marginalization and impersonal medical discourse, by telling their stories in their own terms." "Couser considers why and under what circumstances individuals choose to write about illness or disability; what role plot plays in such narratives; how closure is achieved; who assumes the prerogative of narration; which conditions are most often represented; and which literary conventions lend themselves to representing particular conditions. By tracing the development of new subgenres of personal narrative in our time, this book explores how explicit consideration of illness and disability has enriched the repertoire of life writing. In addition, Couser's discussion of medical discourse joins the current debate about whether the biomedical model is entirely conducive to humane care for ill and disabled people." "With its sympathetic critique of the testimony of those most affected by these conditions, Recovering Bodies contributes to an understanding of the relations among bodily dysfunction, cultural conventions, and identity in contemporary America."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Couser, G. Thomas
Dewey number
616/.001/9
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
R726.5
LC item number
.C73 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1997 M-102
  • WC 503.7
NLM item number
C867r 1997
Series statement
Wisconsin studies in American autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sick
  • People with disabilities
  • Sick
  • People with disabilities
  • Autobiography
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Disabled Persons
  • Persons With Hearing Impairments
  • MEDICAL
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Autobiography
  • Biography as a literary form
  • People with disabilities
  • Sick
  • Sick
  • United States
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Health & Biological Sciences
Label
Recovering bodies : illness, disability, and life-writing, G. Thomas Couser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-310) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • HIV/AIDS and Its Stories
  • 5.
  • Crossing (Out) the Border: Autobiography and Physical Disability
  • 6.
  • Signs of Life: Deafness and Personal Narrative
  • 7.
  • Epilogue: The Value of Body Stories
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Human Conditions -- Illness, Disability, and Life Writing
  • 2.
  • Medical Discourse and Subjectivity
  • 3.
  • Self-Reconstruction: Personal Narratives of Breast Cancer
  • 4.
Control code
44961142
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 314 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299155605
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780299155605
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2de96766-565e-45bc-86ed-659f258c9346
Publisher number
9786612424120
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44961142
Label
Recovering bodies : illness, disability, and life-writing, G. Thomas Couser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-310) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • HIV/AIDS and Its Stories
  • 5.
  • Crossing (Out) the Border: Autobiography and Physical Disability
  • 6.
  • Signs of Life: Deafness and Personal Narrative
  • 7.
  • Epilogue: The Value of Body Stories
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Human Conditions -- Illness, Disability, and Life Writing
  • 2.
  • Medical Discourse and Subjectivity
  • 3.
  • Self-Reconstruction: Personal Narratives of Breast Cancer
  • 4.
Control code
44961142
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 314 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299155605
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780299155605
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2de96766-565e-45bc-86ed-659f258c9346
Publisher number
9786612424120
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44961142

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