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Literary Disability Studies

The Literary and Linguistic Construction of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

No Ordinary Doubt

Authors: Friedrich, Patricia

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This book presents a literary and linguistic reading of obsessive-compulsive disorder to argue that medical understandings of disability need their social, political, literary and linguistic counterparts, especially if we aspire to create a more inclusive, self-reflective society.

About the authors

Patricia Friedrich is Associate Professor at Arizona State University, USA. She teaches and conducts research on the social/political environments where linguistic expression occurs. Her works dwells on the intersection of power, language, culture and peace. She has published dozens of articles in periodicals, a single-authored book, and two collections for which she served as editor. She is also a published author of literary fiction.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • OCD Inside Out: The Forging of Disorder

    Pages 1-28

    Friedrich, Patricia

  • Recurrent Doubt: A Brief Story of OCD through Its Literary Texts

    Pages 29-66

    Friedrich, Patricia

  • Just for Fun: The Misappropriation of OCD for Humor and the Role of Critical Disciplines in Claiming It Back

    Pages 67-94

    Friedrich, Patricia

  • Someone Else’s Words: OCD, Language, and Discourse Power

    Pages 95-125

    Friedrich, Patricia

  • Me and My OCD: Memoirs and the Challenges of Self-Representation

    Pages 126-146

    Friedrich, Patricia

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-42733-5
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-49347-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Literary and Linguistic Construction of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Book Subtitle
No Ordinary Doubt
Authors
Series Title
Literary Disability Studies
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-42733-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137427335
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49347-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 209
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