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Recovering bodies : illness, disability, and life-writing

Author: G Thomas Couser
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1997.
Series: Wisconsin studies in American autobiography.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A compelling look at personal narratives of HIV/AIDS, breast cancer paralysis, and deafness, Recovering Bodies examines many forms of life writing - including memoirs, diaries, collaborative narratives, photo documentaries, and essays - to illuminate the ways in which these narratives address the stigma of illness and disability. G. Thomas Couser shows that such books are not primarily records of medical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
Personal Narratives
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Couser, G. Thomas.
Recovering bodies.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1997
(DLC) 97011952
(OCoLC)36817070
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Thomas Couser
ISBN: 0585136181 9780585136189 9780299155636 0299155633 9780299155605 0299155609 9780299155643 0299155641
OCLC Number: 44961142
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 314 pages).
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: Human Conditions --
Illness, Disability, and Life Writing --
2. Medical Discourse and Subjectivity --
3. Self-Reconstruction: Personal Narratives of Breast Cancer --
4. HIV/AIDS and Its Stories --
5. Crossing (Out) the Border: Autobiography and Physical Disability --
6. Signs of Life: Deafness and Personal Narrative --
7. Epilogue: The Value of Body Stories.
Series Title: Wisconsin studies in American autobiography.
Responsibility: G. Thomas Couser.

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This text focuses on the writing by and about people with illness or disability. Couser shows that these books are not primarily records of medical conditions; they are a means for individuals to  Read more...

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