Presence in the Flesh by Katharine Young
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Presence in the Flesh
By Katharine Young

Presence in the Flesh

Body in Medicine

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Format: Hardback

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Presence in the Flesh by Katharine Young

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Medicine's means of separating self and body, and the body's ways of resisiting are the focus of this book. Disembodiment is the foundational gesture of medicine, how then does medical practice acknowledge the presence of the person in the objectified body? The author considers in detail the "choreography" such a manoeuvre requires, and the different turns it can take during a routine examination, surgery, or even an autopsy. Distinctions between public and private assume new meanings as medical practice moves from one venue to another - waiting room to examining table, from the body's exterior to its interior.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674701816
ISBN-10: 067470181X
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Katharine Young

Katharine Young, an independent scholar and writer, is Visiting Lecturer in Folklore at the University of California, Berkeley.

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