Language, Body, and Health

Language, Body, and Health

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This edited book addresses ways in which qbodiesqa€“conceived broadlya€“ get languaged, and ways in which ideas of qnormalcyq and qnormalq bodies are held in place and reproduced. The articles show how it is through this medium that people with ailments or qunusualq bodies get positioned and slotted in certain ways. Calling attention to a host of discoursesa€“ biomedical, societal, poststructuralista€“ the chapters pierce the general veil of silence that we have collectively drawn regarding how some of our most intimate body (dis)functions impact our everyday living and sense of qnormalcyq.The studies were approved by the University of California Los Angeles Institutional Review Board. ... the University of Southern California Institutional Review Board, Health Science Campus, respectively. children are able to carry in mediatedanbsp;...

Title:Language, Body, and Health
Author:Paul McPherron, Vaidehi Ramanathan
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2012-01-01


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