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The Politics of Pain MedicineA Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry$
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S. Scott Graham

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226264059

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226264196.001.0001

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Praxiography of Representation

Praxiography of Representation

(p.66) Chapter Two Praxiography of Representation
The Politics of Pain Medicine

S. Scott Graham

University of Chicago Press

This chapter introduces readers to the Midwest Pain Group, an interdisciplinary organization of pain management specialists devoted to the establishment of a new pain ontology, grounded in an integrated biopsychosocial theory of health and medicine. In so doing, this chapter explores the rhetorical-ontological methods whereby one might conduct an inquiry into what Mol dubs “calibration”—the discursive efforts to adjudicate among and or link multiple ontologies. In presenting the Midwest Pain Group as a space of calibration, this chapter argues for the development of methodological tools for a praxiogrpahy of representation.

Keywords:   calibration, ethnography, multiple ontologies, new materialisms, pain management, praxiography, rhetorical methodologies

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