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The Resource Malignant : how cancer becomes us, S. Lochlann Jain

Malignant : how cancer becomes us, S. Lochlann Jain

Label
Malignant : how cancer becomes us
Title
Malignant
Title remainder
how cancer becomes us
Statement of responsibility
S. Lochlann Jain
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cancer can kill: this fact makes it concrete. Still, it's a devious knave. Nearly every American will experience it up-close and all too personally, wondering why the billions of research dollars thrown at the word haven't exterminated it from the English language. Like a sapper diffusing a bomb, Jain unscrambles the emotional, bureaucratic, medical, and scientific tropes that create the thing we call cancer. Scientists debate even the most basic facts about the disease, while endlessly generated, disputed, population data produce the appearance of knowledge. Jain takes the vacuum at the center of cancer seriously and demonstrates the need to understand cancer as a set of relationships--economic, sentimental, medical, personal, ethical, institutional, statistical. Malignant analyzes the peculiar authority of the socio-sexual psychopathologies of body parts; the uneven effects of expertise and power; the potentially cancerous consequences of medical procedures such as IVF; the huge industrial investments that manifest themselves as bone-cold testing rooms; the legal mess of medical malpractice law; and the teeth-grittingly jovial efforts to smear makeup and wigs over the whole messy problem of bodies spiraling into pain and decay. Malignant examines the painful cognitive dissonances produced by the ways a culture that has relished dazzling success in every conceivable arena have twisted one of its staunchest failures into an economic triumph. The intractable foil to American achievement, cancer hands us -- on a silver platter and ready for Jain's incisively original dissection -- our sacrifice to the American Dream"--
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1967-
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Jain, Sarah S. Lochlann
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC276
LC item number
.J35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Carcinogens
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Carcinogens
  • United States
  • Ethnomedizin
  • Krebs
  • Krebsforschung
  • Therapie
  • Regierung
  • Politik
  • USA
Label
Malignant : how cancer becomes us, S. Lochlann Jain
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Can sir : what screening doesn't do
  • Fallout : minuets in the key of fear
  • Rubble : Bakelite bodies
  • Conclusion:
  • Shameless
  • Introduction:
  • We just don't know it yet
  • Living in prognosis : the firing squad of statistics
  • Poker face : gaming a lifespan
  • Cancer butch : trip up the fast lane
  • Lost chance : medical mistakes
  • The mortality effect : the future in cancer trials
  • Inconceivable : where IVF goes bad
Control code
838792378
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780520276567
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013018303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)838792378
Label
Malignant : how cancer becomes us, S. Lochlann Jain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Can sir : what screening doesn't do
  • Fallout : minuets in the key of fear
  • Rubble : Bakelite bodies
  • Conclusion:
  • Shameless
  • Introduction:
  • We just don't know it yet
  • Living in prognosis : the firing squad of statistics
  • Poker face : gaming a lifespan
  • Cancer butch : trip up the fast lane
  • Lost chance : medical mistakes
  • The mortality effect : the future in cancer trials
  • Inconceivable : where IVF goes bad
Control code
838792378
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780520276567
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013018303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)838792378

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