The Body in Medical Culture Elizabeth Klaver

ISBN: 9781438425863

Published: April 1st 2009

Paperback

255 pages


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The Body in Medical Culture  by  Elizabeth Klaver

The Body in Medical Culture by Elizabeth Klaver
April 1st 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 255 pages | ISBN: 9781438425863 | 9.45 Mb

How do concepts and constructions of the body shape people s experiences of agency and objectification within medical culture? As an object of scrutiny, the medicalized body occupies center stage in the work of doctors, nurses, medical examiners, andMoreHow do concepts and constructions of the body shape people s experiences of agency and objectification within medical culture? As an object of scrutiny, the medicalized body occupies center stage in the work of doctors, nurses, medical examiners, and other medical professionals who mediate broader cultural understandings of pathology, illness, and the various physical transformations associated with life and death.

The Body in Medical Culture explores how the body functions within medical culture and examines the metaphors and models of the body used to understand medical phenomena, including disease, diagnostic practices, wellness, anatomy, surgery, and medical research. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines engage representations of bodies, including polio and masculinity, sex reassignment surgery, drug marketing, endography, designer vaginas, and hospital humor in order to challenge the normalcy of the passively objectified medicalized body.



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