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Under the medical gaze : facts and fictions of chronic pain

Author: Susan Greenhalgh
Publisher: Berkeley: University of California Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A compelling account of the author's experience with a chronic pain disorder & subsequent interaction with the American health care system.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal Narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Greenhalgh, Susan.
Under the medical gaze.
Berkeley: University of California Press, c2001
(OCoLC)606542573
Online version:
Greenhalgh, Susan.
Under the medical gaze.
Berkeley: University of California Press, c2001
(OCoLC)632289250
Named Person: Susan Greenhalgh; Susan Greenhalgh; Susan Greenhalgh
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Greenhalgh
ISBN: 0520223977 9780520223974 0520223985 9780520223981
OCLC Number: 45162080
Description: xii, 371 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Understanding Chronic Pain --
Problematique --
Prologue: Finding Dr. Right --
Doing Biomedicine --
The Initial Consultation: The Making of a "Fibromyalgic" --
Medicating the "Fibromyalgic"-Arthritic Body --
Producing the Good Patient --
Doing Gender --
A Most Pleasant Patient --
Silent Rebellion and Rage --
A Depression Worse than the Disease --
A Losing Battle to Get Better --
Struggling to Make the Treatment Work --
"Accept It!" Alternative Medicines Offer Medicine for the Mind --
A Life Shrunk, a Mind Gone Nearly Mad --
Rebellion and Self-Renewal --
A Second Opinion: The Unmaking of a "Fibromyalgic" --
The Final Meeting: A Tale of Decline and a Denial --
Out from under the Medical Gaze --
Narrating Illness, Politicizing Pain --
Conclusion: Re-viewing the Medicine of Chronic Pain --
Epilogue: Speaking of Pain--On Stories, Cultural Recuperations, and Political Interventions.
Responsibility: Susan Greenhalgh.
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"A very useful and very well written book....It states the issues in the culture of the biomedicine field effectively and makes them relevant." - Arthur Kleinman, author of Writing at the Margin: Read more...

 
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