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|Description:||xii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Depression, a rhetorical illness --
Articulate depression : the discursive legacy of biological psychiatry --
Strategic imprecision and the self-doctoring drive --
Isolating words : metaphors that shape depression's identities --
Telling stories of depression : models for the gendered self --
Diagnostic genres and the reconfiguring of medical expertise --
Conclusion : toward a rhetorical care of the self.
|Responsibility:||Kimberly K. Emmons.|
"Black Dogs and Blue Words is written in an accessible, clear style that will appeal to both experts and non-experts alike. In the field of rhetoric, this book is a major addition that aims to open