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Theory Out of Bounds #14: When Pain Strikesby Bill Burns
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When pain strikes, do you raid the medicine cabinet? Read a self-help manual? Hit the roof? How we in North America respond to painwhat we think about it, what we say, and what we dois the subject of this collection of writings and images.
The books five sections contain a myriad of complex reactions to the occurrence of pain: “Measure It” discusses biomedical responses; “Scream and Yell” explores therapeutic solutions; “Cut It Open” takes up surgical interventions; “Take a Pill” looks at pharmacology; and “Intensify It” examines positions that embrace pain. Each section comprises original artwork, scholarly analyses, poetic and literary texts, and discussions by activists. Hailing from the university, the gallery, and the community organization, the authorsas TV watchers, recreational drug users, recipients of medical attention, caregivers, midwives, or the HIV positiveinhabit and reconfigure our contemporary painscape, offering a new approach to the puzzle of pain. Contributors: Charles R. Acland, Barbara McGill Balfour, Isabelle Brabant, Stephen Busby, Millie Chen, Michael Fernandes, Bob Flanagan, Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Marie-Paule Macdonald, Ronald Melzack, Margaret Morse, Celeste Olalquiaga, John ONeill, Gerard Päs, Elsie Petch, D. L. Pughe, Julia Scher, Cathy Sisler, Johanne Sloan, Jana Sterbak, Fred Tomaselli, Patrick D.Wall, Theodore Wan, Gregory Whitehead, and Fred Wilson.
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How we in North America respond to pain--what we think about it, what we say, and what we do--is the subject of this collection of writings and images. The book's five sections contain a myriad of complex responses to the occurrence of pain. Each section comprises original artwork, scholarly analyses, literary texts, and more. 15 b&w photos. 33 figures.
About the Author
Kim Sawchuk is associate professor of communications studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.
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