The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry by S. Scott Graham (review)

The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry by S. Scott Graham (review) is important, but it’s not all that matters. Even if the recent surge in street politics is revealed by history to have been only so much hashtag fodder for the neoliberal regime, perhaps just the ongoing search for ­ ssemblies across the world can reenergize those beset by neoliberal malaise. Department of Communication Studies University of Georgia works cited Butler, Judith. 2015. Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. ———. 2009. Frames of War: When is Life Grievable? New York: Verso Books. ———. 2005. Giving an Account of Oneself. New York: Fordham University Press. ———. 1997. Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative. New York: Routledge. The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry. By S. Scott Graham. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. 256 pp. Cloth $50.00. Reviewed by Nathan Stormer The contemporary moment in rhetoric studies is complex, marked by a number of powerful currents pulling scholarship in new directions. One of those currents is the deepening engagement with science and technology studies through rhetorical investigations of medicine, environmental policy, and science. Another is the increasing experimentation with qualitative methodologies, often called “rhetorical ethnography.” A third is the rapidly developing encounter Philosophy and Rhetoric Penn State University Press

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