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

Fracture: : adventures of a broken body, Ann Oakley, (ebook)

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Fracture: : adventures of a broken body
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Fracture:
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adventures of a broken body
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Ann Oakley
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eng
Summary
The starting point of Ann Oakley's fascinating book is the fracture of her 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 ageing; 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 (the author's and other people's) 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. The book's genre spans fiction/non-fiction, autobiography and social theory
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Midwest
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Oakley, Ann
Dewey number
306.461
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Social medicine
  • Fractures
  • Accident victims
  • Medicine
  • Health
  • Health
  • Medical jurisprudence
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adult
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Fracture: : adventures of a broken body, Ann Oakley, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781447300632
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11579093
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remote
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11579093
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MWT11579093
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Fracture: : adventures of a broken body, Ann Oakley, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781447300632
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11579093
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11579093
System control number
MWT11579093
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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