Memoirs of Well-Being

Rewriting Discourses of Illness and Disability

As the body politics of life writing in the United States change, illness and disability memoirs receive considerable attention. Although these narratives are framed by a lack of health, they abundantly present health and do so beyond its binary relationship to the pathological. This book departs from previous scholarship by bringing into focus the writers' representations of cure, recovery, and healing as well as their reluctance to bring closure to their narratives and align their stories with traditional notions of health. These memoirs thus partake in the construction of alternative narratives of illness and disability.

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2016-06-06, 320 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3546-1

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Tanja Reiffenrath

Tanja Reiffenrath, University of Göttingen, Germany

Author(s)
Tanja Reiffenrath
Book title
Memoirs of Well-Being Rewriting Discourses of Illness and Disability
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
320
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3546-1
DOI
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB JFC JFFG
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 SOC022000 SOC029000
THEMA-Code
DSB JBCC JBFM
Release date
2016-06-06
Edition
1
Topics
Medizin, Literatur, Amerika
Readership
American Studies, Literary Studies, Disability Studies, Medical Humanities
Keywords/Tags
American Memoir, Illness, Disability, Health, Body, Literature, America, Medicine, American Studies, Cultural Studies, Disability Studies, Literary Studies

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