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One of Us : Conjoined Twins and the Future of Normal (04 Edition)

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Must children born with socially challenging anatomies have their bodies changed because others cannot be expected to change their minds? One of Us views conjoined twinning and other "abnormalities" from the point of view of people living with such anatomies, and considers these issues within the larger historical context of anatomical politics. Anatomy matters, Alice Domurat Dreger tells us, because the senses we possess, the muscles we control, and the resources we require to keep our bodies alive limit and guide what we experience in any given context. Her deeply thought-provoking and compassionate work exposes the breadth and depth of that context--the extent of the social frame upon which we construct the "normal." In doing so, the book calls into question assumptions about anatomy and normality, and transforms our understanding of how we are all intricately and inextricably joined.

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One of Us views conjoined twinning and other "abnormalities" from the point of view of people living with such anatomies, and considers these issues within the larger historical context of anatomical politics. This deeply thought-provoking and compassionate work exposes the extent of the social frame upon which we construct the "normal."

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Honorable Mention, 2005 Gustavus Myers Center Outstanding Book Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights

About the Author

Alice Domurat Dreger is Visiting Associate Professor in Medical Humanities and Bioethics in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and Director of Medical Education at the Intersex Society of North America.

Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University; Intersex Society of North America

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Limits of Individuality

2. Split Decisions

3. What Sacrifice

4. Freeing the Irish Giant

5. The Future of Anatomy

Notes

Acknowledgments

Credits

Index

Illustrations

1. Eng and Chang Bunker as young men

2. The Bunker twins with two of their sons

3. Types of conjoinment

4. Laloo and his parasitic twin

5. Abigail and Brittany Hensel at play in the family home

6. Chang and Eng Bunker engaged in various pursuits

7. Lin and Win Htut before separation

8. Cover of AORN Journal, January 1982

9. The Two-Headed Boy of Bengal

10. Charles Byrne with two other giants and several people with dwarfism

11. Advertising pamphlet for Millie and Christina McCoy

12. Crouching Figure with Visible Skeleton, by Laura Ferguson

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674018259
Author:
Dreger, Alice Domurat
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
History
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Handicapped
Subject:
Siblings
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Disability
Subject:
Science -- History.
Subject:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 halftones, 1 line illustration
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 6 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , One of Us views conjoined twinning and other "abnormalities" from the point of view of people living with such anatomies, and considers these issues within the larger historical context of anatomical politics. This deeply thought-provoking and compassionate work exposes the extent of the social frame upon which we construct the "normal."
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