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The Edinburgh companion to the critical medical humanities

Author: Anne Whitehead; Angela Woods; Sarah Atkinson; Jane Macnaughton; Jennifer Richards
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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In this landmark Companion, expert contributors from around the world map out the field of the critical medical humanities. This is the first volume to introduce comprehensively the ways in which interdisciplinary thinking across the humanities and social sciences might contribute to, critique and develop medical understanding of the human individually and collectively. The thirty-six newly commissioned chapters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)936351069
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Whitehead; Angela Woods; Sarah Atkinson; Jane Macnaughton; Jennifer Richards
ISBN: 9781474400053 1474400051
OCLC Number: 957683843
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I Evidence and Experiment; 1 Entangling the Medical Humanities; 2 Modelling Systems Biomedicine: Intertwinement and the 'Real'; 3 Holism, Chinese Medicine and Systems Ideologies: Rewriting the Past to Imagine the Future; 4 The Lived Genome; 5 Getting the Measure of Twins; 6 Paper Technologies, Digital Technologies: Working with Early Modern Medical Records; 7 How Are/Our Work: 'What, if Anything, is the Use of Any of This?' ; 8 Afterword: Evidence and Experiment; Part II The Body and The Senses; 9 Picturing Pain 10 The Body Beyond the Anatomy Lab: (Re)addressing Arts Methodologies for the Critical Medical Humanities11 Touch, Trust and Compliance in Early Modern Medical Practice; 12 Reframing Fatness: Critiquing 'Obesity'; 13 Reading the Image of Race: Neurocriminology, Medical Imaging Technologies and Literary Intervention; 14 Touching Blind Bodies: A Critical Inquiry into Pedagogical and Cultural Constructions of Visual Disability in the Nineteenth Century; 15 The Anatomy of the Renaissance Voice 16 Breathing and Breathlessness in Clinic and Culture: Using Critical Medical Humanities to Bridge an Epistemic Gap17 Morphological Freedom and Medicine: Constructing the Posthuman Body; 18 Afterword: The Body and the Senses; Part III Mind, Imagination, Affect; 19 Medical Humanities and the Place of Wonder; 20 Man's Dark Interior: Surrealism, Viscera and the Anatomical Imaginary; 21 Narrative and Clinical Neuroscience: Can Phenomenologically Informed Approaches and Empirical Work Cross-fertilise?; 22 On Pain of Death: The 'Grotesque Sovereignty' of the US Death Penalty 23 Voices and Visions: Mind, Body and Affect in Medieval Writing24 Victorian Literary Aesthetics and Mental Pathology; 25 Aphasic Modernism: Languages for Illness from a Confusion of Tongues; 26 Trans-species Entanglements: Animal Assistants in Narratives about Autism; 27 Afterword: Mind, Imagination, Affect; Part IV Health, Care, Citizens; 28 Medical Migration and the Global Politics of Equality; 29 Language Matters: 'Counsel' in Early Modern and Modern Medicine; 30 Fictions of the Human Right to Health: Writing against the Postcolonial Exotic in Western Medicine 31 Culture in Medicine: An Argument against Competence32 The Roots and Ramifi cations of Narrative in Modern Medicine; 33 Broadmoor Performed: A Theatrical Hospital; 34 On (Not) Caring: Tracing the Meanings of Care in the Imaginative Literature of the 'Alzheimer's Epidemic'; 35 Care, Kidneys and Clones: The Distance of Space, Time and Imagination; 36 Afterword: Health, Care, Citizens; Notes on Contributors; Index
Responsibility: general editors, Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods ; associate editors, Sarah Atkinson, Jane Macnaughton and Jennifer Richards.

Abstract:

In this landmark Companion, expert contributors from around the world map out the field of the critical medical humanities. This is the first volume to introduce comprehensively the ways in which interdisciplinary thinking across the humanities and social sciences might contribute to, critique and develop medical understanding of the human individually and collectively. The thirty-six newly commissioned chapters range widely within and across disciplinary fields, always alert to the intersections between medicine, as broadly defined, and critical thinking. Each chapter offers suggestions for f.

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