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Deborah R. Gordon

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Chapter 14: The Ethics of Ambiguity and Concealment around Cancer: Interpretations Through a Local Italian World

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The Ethics of Ambiguity and Concealment around Cancer: Interpretations Through a Local Italian World
The ethics of ambiguity and concealment around cancer: Interpretations through a local Italian world
Deborah R.Gordon

Between the conscious and the unconscious lies the most critical domain of all for historical anthropology…. It is the realm of partial recognition, of inchoate awareness, of ambiguous perception, and sometimes of creative tension: that liminal space of human experience in which people discern acts and facts but cannot or do not order them into narrative descriptions, or even into articulate conceptions of the world; in which signs and events are observed, but in a hazy, translucent light; in which individuals or groups know that something is happening to them, but find it difficult to put their ...

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