Dec 05, 2022  
2013-2014 Course Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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46-3115 Dis-ease in American Culture


Individuals with chronic illness suffer a double burden: they must cope with disabling disorders and also contend with the stigmas affiliated with those disorders. The radical subjectivity of pain destroys language, the primary tool necessary in self-care and in combating the propagation by the media and medical community of socially-constructed myths and interpretations of chronic illness and pain. Ironically, through the metaphors and symbols of creative acts the voices of the ill are heard in new ways. A new language is evolving that can provide insight into the Culture of Illness and Pain.

3 Credits
SS
Requisites PREREQUISITES: 46-2100 Cultural Theories 



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