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By Zoë H. Wool
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 November 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
... military medical history Walter Reed public culture injured soldiers ...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375098-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
... This chapter focuses on exchanges between injured soldiers and the volunteers, visiting celebrities, and other grateful strangers who surround them at Walter Reed. It argues that these encounters are embedded in an unruly moral economy of patriotism in which injured soldiers are understood...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375098-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
... This chapter assembles a newspaper archive to tell a public history of both the injured U.S. soldier body and Walter Reed, a key site from which that image has been projected since World War I. Certain themes recur uncannily over the century of its operation: the geographical and social...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375098-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
... This chapter is an ethnographic introduction to the space of life for injured soldiers and their family members. It conveys the unruliness of the injured body and the way it intrudes into daily life, requiring attention and disrupting the normative picture of what counts as ordinary. Examples...
Book Chapter

By Zoë H. Wool
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375098-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
... The introduction queries what counts as ordinary and what counts as extraordinary in situations of life marked by violence, as well as who makes such designations and for what purpose. It outlines the general circumstances of injured soldiers at Walter Reed and offers historical context...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375098-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
... This chapter focuses on the relationships between injured soldiers and the family members—especially parents and wives—who live with them at Walter Reed during their rehabilitation. It argues that the relationship of husband and wife becomes essential to soldiers’ attempts to make a future life...
Book Chapter

By Zoë H. Wool
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375098-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
... to think outside diagnostic category and bring together experiences of transformation that would otherwise be kept apart as mental or physical. It does this by thinking closely about injured and noninjured soldiers’ experiences of physical movement in their daily lives after war. posttraumatic stress...
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... Movement lynching southern cultural traditions Describes some of the jobs Rosemarie’s father had in Georgia, and his experience of overhearing white people talk disparagingly about blacks as if he were not present, even as he worked in their sight. Tells story of an African American soldier being...