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Contents List of Tables and Figures I ix Acknowledgments I xi Part One:Understanding Chronic Pain Preface / 3 Problematique / 18 Prologue: Finding Dr. Right / 57 Part Two:Doing Biomedicine 1 The Initial Consultation: The Making of a "Fibromyalgic" / 67 2 Medicating the "Fibromyalgic"-Arthritic Body / 87 3 Producing the Good Patient / 113 Part Three: Doing Gender 4 A Most Pleasant Patient / 141 5 Silent Rebellion and Rage / 163 6 A Depression Worse than the Disease / 176 Part Four: A Losing Battle to Get Better 7 Struggling to Make the Treatment Work / 193 8 "Accept It!" Alternative Medicines Offer Medicine for the Mind / 212 9 A Life Shrunk, a Mind Gone Nearly Mad / 226 Part Five: Rebellion and Self-Renewal 10 A Second Opinion: The Unmaking of a "Fibromyalgic" / 245 11 The Final Meeting: A Tale of Decline and a Denial / 257 12 Out from under the Medical Gaze / 275 7 Part Six: Narrating Illness, Politicizing Pain Conclusion: Re-viewing the Medicine of Chronic Pain / 291 Epilogue: Speaking of Pain—On Stories, Cultural Recuperations, and Political Interventions / 323 Notes I 325 References I 345 Index I 365 ...

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ISBN
9780520925090
Related ISBN
9780520223981
MARC Record
OCLC
49570008
Pages
383
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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