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Fracture : adventures of a broken body

Author: Ann Oakley
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Starts with the fracture of Oakley’s right arm in the grounds of a hotel in the USA. What begins as an accident becomes a journey into some critical themes of modern Western culture: the crisis of embodiment and the perfect self; the confusion between body and identity; the commodification of bodies and body parts; the intrusive surveillance and profiteering of medicine and the law; the problem of aging; and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pathographies
History
Narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oakley, Ann.
Fracture.
Bristol : Policy Press, 2007
(OCoLC)664616075
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Oakley
ISBN: 9781861349385 1861349386 1861349378 9781861349378
OCLC Number: 82672422
Description: vi, 183 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: An accident at White Creek Lodge --
Our bodies, ourselves --
Nervous disorder --
Right hands --
The daily drama of the body --
Living corpses --
Old bones --
Two in one --
The law of uncivil actions --
Accidental bodies.
Responsibility: Ann Oakley.
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"A fascinating reflection on the meaning and experience of embodiment through the lens of an accident and its aftermath. Oakley draws on her distinguished career as a social science researcher and Read more...

 
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