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Black dogs and blue words : depression and gender in the age of self-care

Author: Kimberly Emmons
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Individuals with feelings of sadness and irritability are encouraged to 'talk to your doctor'. These have become buzz words in the promotion of wonder-drug cures since 1997, when the Food and Drug  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly Emmons
ISBN: 9780813547206 0813547202
OCLC Number: 359166918
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.
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