Illness As Metaphor And AIDS And Its Metaphors And, AIDS And Its MetaphorsAuthor:
Pub Date: 2001
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Summary: "Susan Sontag's ILLNESS AS METAPHOR was the first to point out the accusatory side of the metaphors of empowerment that seek to enlist the patient's will to resist disease. It is largely as a result of her work that the how-to health books avoid the blame-ridden term 'cancer personality' and speak more soothingly of 'disease-producing lifestyles'....Sontag's new book AIDS AND ITS METAPHORS extends her critique of can...cer metaphors to the metaphors of dread surrounding the AIDS virus. Taken together, the two essays are an exemplary demonstration of the power of the intellect in the face of the lethal metaphors of fear." [read more]
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