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

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

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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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DLC
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Manderson, Lenore
Dewey number
305.9/08
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
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / People with Disabilities
  • MEDICAL / Public Health
  • MEDICAL / Prosthesis
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Physical Impairments
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
726818931
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781611320978
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011022295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
726818931
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781611320978
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011022295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)726818931

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