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The Resource Fracture : adventures of a broken body, Ann Oakley

Fracture : adventures of a broken body, Ann Oakley

Label
Fracture : adventures of a broken body
Title
Fracture
Title remainder
adventures of a broken body
Statement of responsibility
Ann Oakley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 identification of women, particularly, with bodies - from the intensely ambiguous two-in-one state of pregnancy to women's later transformation into unproductive, brittle skeletons. Fracture mixes personal experience with 'facts' derived from other literatures, including the history of medicine, neurology, the sociology of health and illness, philosophy, and legal discourses on the right to life and people as victims of a greedy litigation system. From publisher description
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oakley, Ann
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Social medicine
  • Fractures
  • Accident victims
  • Medicine, History
  • Health
  • Health
  • Medical jurisprudence
Label
Fracture : adventures of a broken body, Ann Oakley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm82672422
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vi, 186 p.
Isbn
9781861349378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781861349378
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Fracture : adventures of a broken body, Ann Oakley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm82672422
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vi, 186 p.
Isbn
9781861349378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781861349378
Other physical details
ill.

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