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100 1  Morris, David B,|eauthor 
245 10 Illness and culture in the postmodern age /|cDavid B. 
264    Berkeley :|bUniversity of California Press,|c1998 
300    345 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-333) and 
505 00 |tCountry of the ill --|tWhat is postmodern illness --
       |tWhite noise of health --|tReinventing pain --|tUtopian 
       bodies --|tNeurobiology and the obscene --|tPlot of 
       suffering --|tIllness in the time of Disney 
520    We become ill in ways our parents and grandparents did not,
       with diseases unheard of and treatments undreamed of by 
       them. Illness has changed in the postmodern era--roughly 
       the period since World War II--as dramatically as 
       technology, transportation, and the texture of everyday 
       life. Exploring these changes, David B. Morris tells the 
       fascinating story, or stories, of what goes into making 
       the postmodern experience of illness different, perhaps 
       unique. Even as he decries the overuse and misuse of the 
       term "postmodern," Morris shows how brightly ideas of 
       illness, health, and postmodernism illuminate one another 
       in late-twentieth-century culture. Modern medicine 
       traditionally separates disease--an objectively verified 
       disorder--from illness--a patient's subjective experience.
       Postmodern medicine, Morris says, can make no such clean 
       distinction instead, it demands a biocultural model, 
       situating illness at the crossroads of biology and 
       culture. Maladies such as chronic fatigue syndrome and 
       post-traumatic stress disorder signal our awareness that 
       there are biocultural ways of being sick. The biocultural 
       vision of illness not only blurs old boundaries but also 
       offers a new and infinitely promising arena for 
       investigating both biology and culture. In many ways 
       Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age leads us to 
       understand our experience of the world differently 
650  0 Diseases|xSocial aspects 
650  0 Social medicine|xPhilosophy 
650  0 Postmodernism 
776 08 |iOnline version:|aMorris, David B.|tIllness and culture 
       in the postmodern age.|dBerkeley : University of 
       California Press, 1998|w(OCoLC)872656407 
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