By Patrick Anderson
Autobiography of a Disease files, in experimental shape, the event of prolonged life-threatening ailment in modern US hospitals and clinics. The narrative relies totally on the author’s unexpected and catastrophic cave in right into a coma and lengthy hospitalization 13 years in the past; however it has additionally been made from twelve years of analysis at the heritage of microbiology, literary representations of sickness and clinical therapy, cultural research of MRSA within the renowned press, and prolonged autoethnographic paintings on medicalization.
An scan in form, the book blends the genres of storytelling, historiography, ethnography, and memoir. not like such a lot scientific memoirs, advised from the point of view of the human sufferer, Autobiography of a Disease is instructed from the viewpoint of a bacterial cluster. This orientation is meant to symbolize the distribution of views on ailment, incapacity, and ache throughout subjective centers—from sufferer to tracking computing device, from physique to cellphone, from caregiver to cared-for—and hence is sensible of affliction in basic terms in a social context.
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Autobiography of a Disease (Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives) by Patrick Anderson