Natural Causes

Life, Death and the Illusion of Control

Barbara Ehrenreich
AUD $22.99
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The seminal thinker offers a new understanding of our bodies, our selves and our powerlessness in controlling either.

We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds and even our deaths. Yet emerging science challenges our assumptions of mastery: at the microscopic level, the cells in our bodies facilitate tumours and attack other cells, with life-threatening consequences.

In this revelatory book, Barbara Ehrenreich argues that our bodies are a battleground over which we have little control, and lays bare the cultural charades that shield us from this knowledge. Challenging everything we think we know about life and death, she also offers hope - that we find our place in a natural world teeming with animation and endless possibility.

Author bio:

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of fifteen books, including the bestselling Smile or Die and Nickel and Dimed. She has written for Time, Harper's, the New York Times Magazine and various British newspapers including The Times and the Guardian. She lives in Virginia, USA.

Category: Cultural studies
ISBN: 9781783782420
Publisher: Granta
Imprint: Granta Paperbacks
Pub Date: May 2019
Page Extent: 256
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Medicine: general issues

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