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The Resource Illness and image : case studies in the medical humanities, Sander L. Gilman, Emory University

Illness and image : case studies in the medical humanities, Sander L. Gilman, Emory University

Label
Illness and image : case studies in the medical humanities
Title
Illness and image
Title remainder
case studies in the medical humanities
Statement of responsibility
Sander L. Gilman, Emory University
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The humanities in higher education are too often labeled as impractical and are not usually valued in today{u2019}s marketplace. Yet in professional fields, such as the health sciences, interest in what the humanities can offer has increased. Advocates claim the humanities offer health care professionals greater insight into how to work with those who need their help. Illness and Image introduces undergraduates and professionals to the medical humanities, using a series of case studies, beginning with debates about male circumcision from the ancient world to the present, to the meanings of authenticity in the face transplantation arena. The case studies address the interpretation of mental illness as a disability and the 2new3 category of mental illness, 2self-harm.3 Sander L. Gilman shows how medicine projects such categories{u2019} existence into the historical past to show that they are not bound in time and space and, therefore, are 2real.3 Illness and Image provides students and researchers with models and possible questions regarding categories often assumed to be either trans-historical or objective, making it useful as a textbook. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilman, Sander L
Dewey number
616.85/2
Index
index present
LC call number
HM636
LC item number
.G55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
HM 636
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human body
  • Body image
  • Human Body
  • Body Image
  • Culture
  • Disease
  • Body image
  • Human body
Label
Illness and image : case studies in the medical humanities, Sander L. Gilman, Emory University
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Case one: Circumcision : religion and health -- Case two: Face transplants : authentic faces? -- Case three: Posture and health -- Case four: Obesity across cultures -- Case five: Seeing pain -- Case six: Madness as a disability -- Case seven: Self-harm and mental illness -- Case eight: Genes and race -- Case nine: Death : the final case
Control code
874093482
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781412854931
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014010796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)874093482
Label
Illness and image : case studies in the medical humanities, Sander L. Gilman, Emory University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Case one: Circumcision : religion and health -- Case two: Face transplants : authentic faces? -- Case three: Posture and health -- Case four: Obesity across cultures -- Case five: Seeing pain -- Case six: Madness as a disability -- Case seven: Self-harm and mental illness -- Case eight: Genes and race -- Case nine: Death : the final case
Control code
874093482
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781412854931
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014010796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)874093482

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