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Chiu, Monica. Show Me Where It Hurts: Manifesting illness and impairment in graphic pathography. Graphic Medicine. University Park: Penn State Univ. Press, 2024. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-271-09682-7
BibTeX citation key: Chiu2024
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Categories: General
Keywords: Body, Illness, Medicine
Creators: Chiu
Publisher: Penn State Univ. Press (University Park)
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Abstract
In Show Me Where It Hurts, Monica Chiu argues that graphic pathography—long-form comics by and about subjects who suffer from disease or are impaired—re-vitalizes and re-visions various negatively affected corporeal states through hand-drawn images. By the body and for the body, the medium is subversive and reparative, and it stands in contradistinction to clinical accounts of illness that tend to disembody or objectify the subject. Employing affect theory, spatial theory, vital materialism, and approaches from race and ethnic studies, women and gender studies, disability studies, and comics studies, Chiu provides readings of recently published graphic pathography. Chiu argues that these kinds of subjective graphic stories, by virtue of their narrative and descriptive strengths, provide a form of resistance to the authoritative voice of biomedicine and serve as a tool to foster important change in the face of social and economic inequities when it comes to questions of health and healthcare. Show Me Where It Hurts reads what already has been manifested on the comics page and invites more of what demands expression.
  
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