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The Resource Still lives : narratives of spinal cord injury, Jonathan Cole

Still lives : narratives of spinal cord injury, Jonathan Cole

Label
Still lives : narratives of spinal cord injury
Title
Still lives
Title remainder
narratives of spinal cord injury
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Cole
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An examination, through personal narratives and reflective commentary, of life without sensation or movement in the body.In writing Still Lives, Jonathan Cole wanted to find out about living in a wheelchair, without having what he calls "the doctor/patient thing" intervene. He has done this by asking people with spinal cord injuries the simple question of what it is like to live without sensation and movement in the body. If the body has absented itself, where does the person reside? He describes his method in the first chapter: "I have gone to people, not with a white coat or a stethoscope...[but] to listen to their lives as they express them," and it is the candid and powerful narratives of twelve people with spinal cord injuries that form the heart of the book.Asking his simple question, Cole discovers that there is no single or simple answer. The twelve people with tetraplegia (known as quadriplegia in the US) or paraplegia whose stories he tells testify to similar impairments but widely differing experiences. Cole employs their individual responses to shape the book into six main sections: "Enduring," "Exploring," "Experimenting," "Observing," "Empowering," and, finally, "Continuing." Each concludes with a commentary on the broader issues raised. Still Lives moves from a view of impairment as tragedy to reveal the possibilities and richness of experience available to those living with spinal injuries. More universally, it offers new perspectives on our relation to our bodies. In exploring the creative and imaginative adjustments required to construct a "still life," it makes a plea for the able-bodied to adjust their view of this most profound of impairments
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cole, Jonathan
Dewey number
362.4/3/092241
Index
index present
LC call number
RC406.Q33
LC item number
C64 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quadriplegics
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Quadriplegics
  • Great Britain
Label
Still lives : narratives of spinal cord injury, Jonathan Cole
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
54808150
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 330 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417501540
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 6462
  • 9780262270625
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)54808150
Label
Still lives : narratives of spinal cord injury, Jonathan Cole
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
54808150
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 330 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417501540
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 6462
  • 9780262270625
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)54808150

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