Ghostbodies : towards a new theory of invalidism / Maia Dolphin-Krute.

  • Dolphin-Krute, Maia
  • Books

About this work


"How is illness represented in today's cultural texts? In 'Ghostbodies', Maia Dolphin-Krute argues that the illusive sick body is often made invisible--a ghost--because it does not always fit society's definition of disability. In these pages, she reflectively engages in a philosophical discussion of the lived experience of illness alongside an examination of how language and cultural constructions influence and represent this experience in a variety of forms. The book provides a linguistic mirror through which the reader may see his or her own specific invalidity reflected, enabling an examination of what it is like to live within a ghostbody. In the end, Dolphin-Krute asks--if illness is not what it seems, what then is health?"--cover.


Bristol, UK : Intellect, 2017.

Physical description

x, 134 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm


Introduction -- Ghosts -- Haunting -- Haunted -- Exorcism -- Grief -- Invalid -- Historical fiction -- Conclusion.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-134).


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    Open shelves

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  • 9781783207800
  • 1783207809