Metagnosis: Revelatory Narratives of Health and Identity

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Oxford University Press, USA
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5.8 X 8.4 X 1.3 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author
Danielle Spencer, Ph.D. is a faculty member of the Columbia University Narrative Medicine Program. Co-author of Perkins-Prize-winning The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine (Oxford University Press, 2017), her scholarly and creative work appears in diverse outlets from The Lancet to Ploughshares. Formerly David Byrne's Art Director, Spencer holds a B.A. from Yale University, an M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University, a Ph.D. from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and is a 2019 MacDowell Fellow.

"Metagnosis has an intellectual sophistication that gives health humanities increased credibility by commanding a broad readership. Spencer moves beyond programmatic writing proclaiming the need for health humanities; she demonstrates what can be done in this new field. Her full length, intricately integrated book shows specifically medical issues as one aspect of how society is based on a distribution of knowledges that, by categorizing identities, affect who people think they are and who they believe they can be." -- Arthur W. Frank, University of Calgary, Journal of Medical Humanities

"Danielle Spencer's Metagnosis: Revelatory Narratives of Health and Identity is a landmark and deeply imaginative contribution to work at the interfaces of biomedicine, psychiatry, humanities, literatures, popular culture, cultural studies, disability studies, memoir, and personal narrative. It fills an important niche in the interdisciplinary domains of health humanities, medical humanities, and narrative medicine and is a welcome contribution to these fields." -- Bradley Lewis, Literature and Medicine