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dc.contributor.authorRichards, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorAtkinson, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorMacnaughton, Jane
dc.contributor.editorWoods, Angela
dc.contributor.editorWhitehead, Anne
dc.date.submitted2016-08-17 00:00:00
dc.identifierOCN: 957683843
dc.description.abstractIn this landmark Companion, expert contributors from around the world map out the field of the critical medical humanities. This is the first volume to introduce comprehensively the ways in which interdisciplinary thinking across the humanities and social sciences might contribute to, critique and develop medical understanding of the human individually and collectively. The thirty-six newly commissioned chapters range widely within and across disciplinary fields, always alert to the intersections between medicine, as broadly defined, and critical thinking. Each chapter offers suggestions for further reading on the issues raised, and each section concludes with an Afterword, written by a leading critic, outlining future possibilities for cutting-edge work in this area. Topics covered in this volume include: the affective body, biomedicine, blindness, breath, disability, early modern medical practice, fatness, the genome, language, madness, narrative, race, systems biology, performance, the postcolonial, public health, touch, twins, voice and wonder. Together the chapters generate a body of new knowledge and make a decisive intervention into how health, medicine and clinical care might address questions of individual, subjective and embodied experience.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBS Medical sociology
dc.subject.othermedical humanities
dc.titleThe Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameEdinburgh University Press
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 6 Paper Technologies, Digital Technologies: Working With Early Modern Medical Records
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 20 Man's dark Interior: Surrealism, Viscera and the Anatomical Imaginary
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 3 Holism, Chinese Medicine and Systems Ideologies: Rewriting the Past to Imagine the Future
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 16 Breathing and Breathlessness in Clinic and Culture: Using Critical Medical Humanities to Bridge an Epistemic Gap
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 32 The Roots and Ramifications of Narrative in Modern Medicine
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 23 Voices and Visions: Mind, Body and Affect in Medieval Writing
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 8 Afterword: Evidence and Experiment
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 27 Afterword: Mind, Imagination, Affect
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 1 Entangling the Medical Humanities

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