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Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399957-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9995-7
... Virgilio Piiiera: On the Weight of the Insular Flesh Because the past is written in code, in a language always permanently about to be lost, the gay critic is like a scholar of ancient Ugaritic-the one who recuperates a trembling historical...
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383321-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8332-1
... 6. Worth Its Weight: Brazilian Modernist Fiction } for davi arrigucci jr., who inspired it At this point in the twentieth century, it would be unwise to begin writing on contemporary Brazilian fiction without...
... part three  The Weight of the Night The Furies of the Andes Violence and Terror in the Chilean Revolution and Counterrevolution peter winn For roughly one thousand days, from 1970 to 1973, the Chilean Left tried to pioneer a nonviolent road...
Published: 06 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374442-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7444-2
... their patients’ sense of personal responsibility, with weight loss as a visceral reward for moral fortitude. There were limits to diets, however, as the chapter discusses in the case of prescribing drugs, and in the ultimate limiting factor of limb amputation for diabetics...
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By Eli Clare
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373520-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7352-0
... not connected to cure and of the differences and similarities between gender transition and weight loss surgery. The book ends with the image of a thirty-acre pocket of restored tallgrass prairie made up of millions of interdependent beings and the possibility that all these contradictions could be as...
Published: 28 April 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393320-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9332-0
... film uses a strategy of elliptical juxtapositions on a geopoliti- cal level and juxtaposes their daily experiences of fundamentalist discrimi- nation against women in Algiers with their viewing of U.S. media reports about body image, weight loss, and cosmetic surgery. In another sequence, Papicha...
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By Carol Mavor
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396154-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9615-4
... CHAPTER FOUR COLLECTING LOSS All women . .. are clothing fetishists. - Sigmund Freudl What they [clothing and photographsj have in common is that they are...
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By Clare Hemmings
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393702-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9370-2
... priori opposition, one that lends weight to the earlier critique of abstract language as a major contributor to feminism’s losses. A politics of theory thus always comes from its use and recognition ‘‘else- where in other words; politics is always external to ‘‘the academy These mutually exclusive...
Published: 14 December 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380160-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8016-0
...Wang Wenxing and the ‘‘Loss’’ of China Christopher Lupke 1. The Historical and the Personal uring the Cold War, a recurrent issue in Chinese studies, particularly Dthat strain connected to American foreign relations, was the question of who ‘‘lost’’ China; whose fault it was that the...
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379232-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7923-2
...Chapter 4 Life in the Shadow: Loss and Mourning He has been told that the number of stars in the sky, whatever it is, is just the right number. Also, that before he goes away again, he should file a change of address. There is no bravery more stubborn than this: the dead...
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By Margaret Randall
Published: 20 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375272-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7527-2
... attack the country’s second largest military garrison, an action that involved 160 men and two women. Through first-person testimony, we relive the attack in vivid detail, including the cruel loss of Haydée’s beloved brother and her fiancé, both of whom were tortured to death in its aftermath. The...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... relative to writers operating in the Caribbean region. This chapter analyzes Díaz’s work through his critique of U.S. neocolonialism. His attention to classism, intraethnic racism, and internalized racism illustrates Drown’s effectiveness as what the chapter terms a narrative of loss. Díaz’s text...
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391258-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9125-8
... weight loss.2 I use the case of weight loss surgery to analyze both the biomedicalization of obe- sity and, more significantly, the relationship between biomedical failure and moral discourses of health and illness.3 I argue that the case of failed weight loss surger- ies allows us to see...
Published: 01 January 2010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9125-8
... newer processes of biomedicalization.1 In this chapter, I examine medi- calization and biomedicalization through surgical inter- ventions for weight loss.2 I use the case of weight loss surgery to analyze both the biomedicalization of obe- sity and, more significantly, the relationship...
Published: 06 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7444-2
... INTERLUDE Waiting Room Walls Dr. Ketkar was Mumbai’s first weightloss doctor, perhaps the city’s best known as a result, but nonetheless his office was quitehumb ­ le. Chairs faced mint-­green walls...
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396086-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9608-6
... experience high and low moods when dealing with vision loss. When the low periods interfere with your ability to function and just won’t go away, you may be suffering from de- pression, a serious, common illness. Other signs of depression are a loss of interest in pleasurable activities, significant weight...
Published: 11 September 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377276-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7727-6
... and television shows, diet books, research studies, newspaper and magazine articles, nutrition and fitness cam- paigns, and federal initiatives. Unlike in the other movements I have exam- ined, many of the players in this campaign stood to profit from defining obesity as health crisis. Weight-loss...
Published: 01 August 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385011-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8501-1
... to create a desire for health by tapping into patients’ extreme devotion to a work ethic.≥ Clini- cians use resistance to treatment as leverage for transforming an ‘‘an- orexic’’ work ethic into a ‘‘healthy’’ one, converting a relentless striving for weight loss into e√ort toward weight gain...
Published: 06 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374442-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7444-2
... a fix for the intransigencies of metabolic disorder. CHAPTER FIVE GUT ATTACHMENTS The Folly of Fatafat Weight Loss In a windowless room at a medical conference in Mumbai about therapies for obesity, a w­...
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396086-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9608-6
... · Blurred vision in both eyes together, increased thirst, urinary frequency, and unexplained weight loss are all suggestive of diabetes and should prompt you to call your doctors. If you have been recently diagnosed with diabetes, you should have a complete eye exam as soon as possible. Subsequent eye...