Under the Medical Gaze

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List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgments PART ONE: Understanding Chronic Pain Preface Problematique Prologue: Finding Dr. Right PART TWO: Doing Biomedicine 1 The Initial Consultation: The Making of a Fibromyalgic" 2 Medicating the Fibromyalgic"-Arthritic Body 3 Producing the Good Patient PART THREE: Doing Gender 4 A Most Pleasant Patient 5 Silent Rebellion and Rage 6 A Depression Worse Than the Disease PART FOUR: A Losing Battle to Get Better 7 Struggling To Make the Treatment Work 8 Accept It!" Alternative Medicines Offer Medicine for the Mind 9 A Life Shrunk, a Mind Gone Nearly Mad PART FIVE: Rebellion and Self-Renewal 1 A Second Opinion: The Unmaking of a Fibromyalgic" 11 The Final Meeting: A Tale of Decline and a Denial 12 Out from under the Medical Gaze PART SIX: Narrating Illness, Politicizing Pain Conclusion: Re-viewing the Medicine of Chronic Pain Epilogue: Speaking of Pain -- On Stories, Cultural Recuperations, and Political Interventions Notes References Index
Through close observation of one intense yet lively doctor-patient relationship, this book shows how fictitious medical facts can lead medicine to inadvertently create chronic pain and devastate a patient's inner world, leaving her on the brink of insanity.
Autor: Susan Greenhalgh
Susan Greenhalgh is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine.

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Autor: Susan Greenhalgh
ISBN-13 :: 9780520223981
ISBN: 0520223985
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.05.2001
Gewicht: 522g
Seiten: 383
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage New
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 232x153x21 mm
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