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Ghostbodies : Towards a New Theory of Invalidism - by Maia Dolphin-krute (Paperback)

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How is illness represented in today’s cultural texts? In Ghostbodies, Maia Dolphin-Krute argues that the illusive sick body is often made invisible—a ghost—because it does not always fit society’s definition of disability. In these pages, she reflectively engages in a philosophical discussion of the lived experience of illness alongside an examination of how language and cultural constructions influence and represent this experience in a variety of forms. The book provides a linguistic mirror through which the reader may see his/her own specific invalidity reflected, enabling an examination of what it is like to live within a ghostbody. In the end, Dolphin-Krute asks—if illness is not what it seems, what then is health?
Genre: Social Science, Psychology, Religion + Beliefs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Maia Dolphin-krute
Language: English
Street Date: August 8, 2019
TCIN: 51714415
UPC: 9781783207381
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-7096
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