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Gender Scripts in Medicine and Narrative by Marcelline Block and Angela Laflen

By Marcelline Block and Angela Laflen

Present study approximately gender within the scientific humanities, and particularly, narrative drugs, intersects with theories of sexuality in the course of the essays in Gender Scripts in medication and Narrative. Gender stereotypes form the best way drugs is practiced and perceived. The chapters during this assortment examine gendered perceptions and representations of scientific practitioners and sufferers in fiction, memoir, poetry, movie, tv, the heritage of technology, new media, and visible paintings. The fourteen chapters of Gender Scripts in drugs and Narrative examine the impression of gender stereotypes on clinical narratives from numerous issues of view, contemplating narratives from varied languages, time classes, genres, and media. every one bankruptcy addresses provocative concerns in theories of gender and the clinical humanities. Gender Scripts in medication and Narrative is prefaced via Rita Charon, MD, PhD, Director and founding father of this system in Narrative medication, Columbia college, with a foreword by means of Marcelline Block, and an creation by way of Angela Laflen. This assortment foregrounds an interdisciplinary viewpoint on gender in narrative medication and literature

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