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Agency Without Mastery: Chronic Pain and Posthuman Life Writing

Agency Without Mastery: Chronic Pain and Posthuman Life Writing This article examines how recent life writing about chronic pain produces a relational autobiographical subject possessing agency-without-mastery; it analyzes how such a subject challenges the humanist legacy embedded in life writing and clinical discourse about pain, and expresses a potentially posthuman view of relationships, environments, embodiment, and temporality; and it brings a feminist analysis to bear on the ethical issues posthumanism raises in the domain of life writing about chronic pain. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Agency Without Mastery: Chronic Pain and Posthuman Life Writing

Biography , Volume 35 (1) – Jul 1, 2012

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Publisher
University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © Biographical Research Center
ISSN
0162-4962
eISSN
1529-1456

Abstract

This article examines how recent life writing about chronic pain produces a relational autobiographical subject possessing agency-without-mastery; it analyzes how such a subject challenges the humanist legacy embedded in life writing and clinical discourse about pain, and expresses a potentially posthuman view of relationships, environments, embodiment, and temporality; and it brings a feminist analysis to bear on the ethical issues posthumanism raises in the domain of life writing about chronic pain.

Journal

BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 1, 2012

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