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The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry

S. Scott Graham


The Politics of Pain documents the author’s exploration of simultaneous efforts by interdisciplinary pain specialists and scholars of science and technology studies to transcend the limits of modernist and postmodernist dualisms. The book offers a hybrid rhetorical-ontological analysis of interdisciplinary debates in pain medicine and pain-related American pharmaceuticals policy. In so doing, the book reflects on the synergies between pain specialists’ attempts to found a new hybrid body-mind unified approach to pain science and practice and science and technology studies’ efforts to develop a ... More

Keywords: interdisciplinary communication, multiple ontologies, new materialisms, object-oriented ontologies, pain medicine, pharmaceuticals policy, rhetorical methodologies, rhetoric of science, rhetoric of medicine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226264059
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226264196.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S. Scott Graham, author
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee