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The Resource Altered conditions : disease, medicine, and storytelling, Julia Epstein

Altered conditions : disease, medicine, and storytelling, Julia Epstein

Label
Altered conditions : disease, medicine, and storytelling
Title
Altered conditions
Title remainder
disease, medicine, and storytelling
Statement of responsibility
Julia Epstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Altered Conditions provides a bold new intervention into existing theories of the human body and its meanings in a variety of cultural contexts. By exploring the history of medical narratives, especially medical case histories, as well as the exciting work that has been done in feminist and lesbian and gay studies, Julia Epstein poses a number of provocative questions about the relations between bodies, selves, and identities. Epstein focuses on a number of diagnoses that shed light on what is at stake when cultures regulate human bodies, including hermaphroditism, birth malformations, and AIDS. She pays special attention to the regulation of sexual minorities and women and looks carefully at the ways in which cultures attempt to define and control behaviors seen as threatening or subversive.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Epstein, Julia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical history taking
  • Physician and patient
  • Diseases
  • Human body
  • Intersexuality
  • Abnormalities, Human
  • AIDS (Disease)
Label
Altered conditions : disease, medicine, and storytelling, Julia Epstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-258) 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
Defining disease -- Story, history, and diagnosis -- Case history and case fiction -- Ambiguous sexes -- Dangerous wombs -- Explaining AIDS
Control code
FIEb17711988
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 275 pages
Isbn
9780415907187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm30155297
  • (OCoLC)30155297
Label
Altered conditions : disease, medicine, and storytelling, Julia Epstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-258) 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
Defining disease -- Story, history, and diagnosis -- Case history and case fiction -- Ambiguous sexes -- Dangerous wombs -- Explaining AIDS
Control code
FIEb17711988
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 275 pages
Isbn
9780415907187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm30155297
  • (OCoLC)30155297

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