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Medicine: CherríE Moraga's Boundary Violations

Suzanne Bost

in Encarnacion

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230846
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823241101 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823230846.003.0004
Medicine: CherríE Moraga's Boundary Violations

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This chapter deals with the studies about “medicine” called “new familia” that Moraga formed with doctors, nurses, and medical technology in her personal narrative. Although her writing has historically opposed the technologies of the dominant culture, still she manages to find standardized perfection research in the neonatal ICU. This analysis has been concluded with vulnerability and the ethics of care it inspires, using the insights of disability theorists, including Margrit Shildrick and Nancy Mairs, to redraw the contours of identity and agency.

Keywords: medicine; new familia; Cherríe Moraga; technology; neonatal ICU; disability theorists; Margrit Shildrick; Nancy Mairs; identity; agency

Chapter.  15352 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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