The Culture of Pain (Google eBook)

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University of California Press, Aug 10, 1991 - Social Science - 342 pages
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Contents

LIVING PAIN MYSTERY OR PUZZLE?
9
THE MEANINGS OF PAIN
31
AN INVISIBLE EPIDEMIC
57
THE PAIN OF COMEDY
79
HYSTERIA PAIN AND GENDER
103
VISIONARY PAIN AND THE POLITICS OF SUFFERING
125
PAIN IS ALWAYS IN YOUR HEAD
152
THE USES OF PAIN
174
PAINFUL PLEASURES BEAUTY AND AFFLICTION
198
SEX PAIN AND THE MARQUIS DE SADE
224
TRAGIC PAIN
244
THE FUTURE OF PAIN
267
Notes
291
Index
337
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