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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 647–650.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... The focus on better- and lesser-known women—Shadd, Mary Prince, Sophia Pooley, Lavina Wormeny, and Jacobs—makes it a valuable resource for research on antebellum women’s cultural production as well as Atlantic history and the legal and health humanities. In total, Stone gives space to both fugitive and free...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2024
...Jess Libow Abstract This essay traces the visual cultures that emerged around Civil War soldiers’ pain and argues that the method of portraiture has much to offer the field of health humanities. It begins by tracing efforts to capture Civil War soldiers’ pain in both popular and clinical media...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 623–650.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of industrial capitalism. Despite seemingly regressive views of women’s place in the home and society, Beecher’s writings on domesticity during the historic transition to fossil fuels speak to our own moment of climate and public health crises. To reassess Beecher in light of the environmental humanities...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 745–757.
Published: 01 December 2020
... : 10) and obscures the inequity of the distribution of risks. A health humanities approach, by contrast, considers structural inequalities: how “vulnerability is shaped or exacerbated by inequalities, disempowerment or access to social protection” (10). Right now in the United States, SNFs are a big...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 June 2024
... opens the door to the kinds of knowing the humanities can offer health and healthcare. 14 The finalized new definition not only includes notes about the “biological, psychological, and social” dimensions of pain and the relationship between “life experience” and understanding of pain, but it also...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 629–654.
Published: 01 December 2021
... shared humanity, suffering, and mortality. As such, these fictions function as catharsis or therapy (11). But many illness narratives, I would note, even those that take autobiographical form, incorporate systemic critiques of health care. Anne Boyer’s recent book The Undying (2019), for instance...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 497–523.
Published: 01 September 2021
... . 2017 . Communicative Biocapitalism: The Voice of the Patient in Digital Health and the Health Humanities . Ann Arbor : Univ. of Michigan Press . Barrish Philip . 2018 . “ Speculative Fiction and the Political Economy of Healthcare: Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea .” Journal...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 781–790.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in public-facing work in newer fields, such as the medical/health humanities and environmental humanities. This work has been too frequently seen as ancillary rather than central to humanities disciplines but has recently begun to proliferate in colleges and universities in the United States and abroad...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2024
... . 2017 . Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture . New York : New York Univ. Press . Savarese Ralph James . 2023 . “ Neurodiversity .” In Keywords for Health Humanities , edited by Altschuler Sari , Metzl Jonathan M. , and Wald Priscilla...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 707–722.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Wondwossen A. , et al. 2014 . “ The Global One Health Paradigm: Challenges and Opportunities for Tackling Infectious Diseases at the Human, Animal, and Environment Interface in Low-Resource Settings .” Edited by Bethony Jeffrey Michael . PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 8 , no. 11 . https...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 737–743.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Dan . 2010 . “ Fixing the Communications Failure .” Nature 463 : 296 – 97 . Leavitt Judith Walzer . 1996 . Typhoid Mary: Captive to the Public’s Health . Boston : Beacon . Nixon Kari . 2020 . Kept from All Contagion: Germ Theory, Disease, and the Dilemma of Human...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 557–590.
Published: 01 September 2017
... threat that connected radically different populations across geographic regions. 14 It is unsurprising that, faced with an almost entirely new threat to human health—one that moved quickly and spanned much of the world—doctors and laypeople sought alternative means for understanding health...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 787–814.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of noxious “smellscapes” structures Norris’s Vandover and the Brute (1914), I move on to consider the use of smell in key scenes in the writings of Ann Petry and Helena Viramontes. While environmental justice novels extend Norris’s interest in connections between smell, health, and stratified air, they also...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 697–706.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Kelly L. Bezio Abstract This essay establishes similarities between control over Black bodies’ movement under chattel slavery and social distancing measures employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its primary concern is how protecting public health necessitates undesired movement on the part...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 297–324.
Published: 01 June 2024
... – 28 . Philadelphia : Elsevier . Belling Catherine . 2023 . “ Pain .” In Keywords for Health Humanities , edited by Altschuler Sari , Metzl Jonathan M. , and Wald Priscilla , 152 – 55 . New York : New York Univ. Press . Bettencourt Scott . 2010 . “ Marathon...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2013
... temperance, but a more general theory of health that included chastity and a collection of dietary and hygienic recom- mendations that Graham referred to as “the science of human life.” As Graham saw it, American bodies were threatened by food that was pro- duced by increasingly mechanized, commercial...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (2): 307–337.
Published: 01 June 2004
... physiologist and biologist Eugen Steinach published the results of his early vasoligature operations. First performed on rats in 1910 and later on humans in 1918, the procedure tied off the sperm ducts, which pur- portedly had the effect of reversing the internal and external signs of aging.2 Steinach...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 666–668.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Douglas Dowland Ghostly Figures: Memory and Belatedness in Postwar American Poetry . By Ann Keniston . Iowa City : Univ. of Iowa Press . 2015 . xii, 240 pp. Paper, $49.95 ; e-book, $49.95 . Indirect Action: Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, AIDS, and the Course of Health Activism...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 5–31.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Culture .” Journal of Medical Humanities 25 , no. 3 : 173 – 87 . Burbick Joan . 1994 . Healing the Republic: The Language of Health in Antebellum America . Cambridge, UK : Cambridge Univ. Press . Coren Stanley . 1996 . Sleep Thieves: An Eye-Opening Exploration...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 799–807.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of a town in Wales, and buffalo walking a highway in New Delhi (Falconer 2020 ). We can read these stories as evidence of the natural environment recovering in the absence of humanity. But we can also read them with a more holistic view that sees humans as an inextricable part of the environment...