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Author Rushing, Sara, 1972- author.

Title The virtues of vulnerability : humility, autonomy, and citizen-subjectivity / Sara Rushing
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource (226 pages)
Summary There are many locations, relationships, & experiences through which we learn what it means to be a citizen. Contemporary healthcare - or 'the clinic' - is one of those sites. Being drawn into the complex 'medical-legal-policy-insurance nexus' as a patient entails all sorts of learning, including, it is argued here, political learning. When we are subjected as a patient, frequently through a discourse of 'choice & control,' or 'patient autonomy,' what do we learn? What happens when the promise of a certain kind of autonomy is accompanied by demands for a certain kind of humility? What do we learn about agency & self-determination, as well as trust, self-knowledge, dependence, & resistance under such conditions of acute vulnerability? This text explores these questions on a journey through medicalized encounters with giving birth, navigating death, & seeking treatment for life-altering mental illness
Notes Also issued in print: 2021
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on October 20, 2020)
Subject Vulnerability (Personality trait) -- Political aspects
Humility -- Political aspects
Autonomy (Psychology)
Autonomy (Psychology)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780197516676 (ebook)
019751667X (ebook)