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Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age

David Morris


We become ill in ways our parents and grandparents did not, with diseases unheard of and treatments undreamed of by them. Illness has changed in the postmodern era—roughly the period since World War II—as dramatically as technology, transportation, and the texture of everyday life. Exploring these changes, this book tells the story, or stories, of what goes into making the postmodern experience of illness different, perhaps unique. Even as it decries the overuse and misuse of the term “postmodern,” it shows how brightly ideas of illness, health, and postmodernism illuminate one another in mode ... More

Keywords: diseases, treatments, illness, postmodern, health, medicine, chronic fatigue syndrome, biology, culture, biocultural

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780520208698
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520208698.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Morris, author