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By Lenore Manderson

Floor Tensions is an expansive, but intimate learn of the way humans remake themselves after catastrophic physically change―the lack of limbs, the lack of functionality, the loss or substitute of organs. opposed to a sweeping cultural backdrop of paintings, pop culture, and the historical past of technological know-how and drugs, Manderson makes use of narrative epistemology in accordance with in-depth interviews with over three hundred participants to teach how they re-establish the coherence in their our bodies, identities, and biographies. as well as delivering very important new insights into the care, rehabilitation, and rehabituation of post-trauma sufferers, Manderson’s paintings demanding situations traditional principles concerning the nature of embodiment and is a crucial contribution to clinical anthropology, incapacity experiences, and cultural reviews.

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