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AIDS and its metaphors

Susan Sontag

AIDS and its metaphors

by Susan Sontag

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Published by Allen Lane in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects.

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1989.

    StatementSusan Sontag.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC607.A26
    The Physical Object
    Pagination95p. ;
    Number of Pages95
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15165596M
    ISBN 100713990252

    In Susan Sontag wrote "Illness as Metaphor," a classic work described by "Newsweek" as "one of the most liberating books of its time." A cancer patient herself when she was writing the book, Sontag shows how the metaphors and myths surrounding certain illnesses, especially cancer, add greatly to the suffering of patients and often inhibit them from seeking proper treatment /10(75).   In Susan Sontag wrote Illness as Metaphor, a classic work described by Newsweek as one of the most liberating books of its time. A cancer patient herself when she was writing the book, Sontag shows how the metaphors and myths surrounding certain illnesses, especially cancer, add greatly to the suffering of patients and often inhibit them from seeking proper treatment%().

    Illness as metaphors first appeared in an earlier version in The New York Review of Books, First combined edition of Illness as metaphor and AIDs and its metaphors publ.: Anchor Books. AIDS and Its Metaphors was published in , while Illness as a Metaphor was published ten years earlier, before the emergence of AIDS into the global conscious. Sontag, herself, ties the two texts together by beginning the second one with a response to critics of the first text and explaining how she was misinterpreted/5(55).

    In Susan Sontag wroteIllness as Metaphor, a classic work described byNewsweek as "one of the most liberating books of its time." A cancer patient herself when she was writing the book, Sontag shows how the metaphors and myths surrounding certain illnesses, especially cancer, add greatly to the suffering of patients and often inhibit them from seeking proper treatment/5(7). In Susan Sontag wrote Illness as Metaphor, a classic work described by Newsweek as "one of the most liberating books of its time." A cancer patient herself when she was writing the book, Sontag shows how the metaphors and myths surrounding certain illnesses, especially cancer, add greatly to the suffering of patients and often inhibit them from seeking proper treatment.


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AIDS and Its Metaphors was published inwhile Illness as a Metaphor was published AIDS and its metaphors book years earlier, before the emergence of AIDS into the global conscious. Sontag, herself, ties the two texts together by beginning the second one with a response to critics of the first text and explaining how she was misinterpreted/5(36).

A thought-provoking follow-up to Illness as Metaphor, AIDS and Its Metaphors examines the dehumanizing ways American society discusses and treats those living with illness. The work starts off by recapitulating the major ideas of its predecessor, but it quickly shifts directions/5. In AIDS and Its Metaphors, which serves as a fine companion to Illness As A Metaphor, Sontag takes up the specific case of AIDS.

AIDS and Its Metaphors was published inwhile Illness as a Metaphor was published ten years earlier, before the emergence of AIDS into the global by: These two essays now published together, Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors, have been translated into many languages and continue to have an enormous influence on the thinking of medical professionals and, above all, on the lives of many thousands of patients and 4/5.

A necessary, freeing essay about the way we think about AIDS, and a sequel to Sontag's ten-year-old Illness as Metaphor. Behind the earlier book lay the fact that Sontag herself had won through a two-and-a-half-year illness with cancer, and come out against gloomy doctors and unhealthy terms used to describe cancer.

Much of her attack here on language commonly used to describe AIDS seems at. AIDS and Its Metaphors extends her critique of cancer metaphors to the metaphors of dread surrounding the AIDS virus. Taken together, the two essays are an exemplary demonstration of the power of the intellect in the face of the lethal metaphors of fear.” — Michael Ignatieff, The New RepublicCited by:   'AIDS and Its Metaphors' Susan Sontag's purpose in ''AIDS and Its Metaphors'' is to show how the way we talk and think about AIDS makes the disease even worse than it actually is.

The metaphorical. Sontag's new book AIDS and Its Metaphors extends her critique of cancer metaphors to the metaphors of dread surrounding the AIDS virus.

Taken together, the two essays are an exemplary demonstration of the power of the intellect in the face of the lethal metaphors of fear." —Michael Ignatieff, The New Republic. Excerpt from Essay: AIDS and Its Metaphors Book By Susan Sontag In many ways, Susan Sontag's work of non-fiction entitled AIDS and Its Metaphors helps to deconstruct some of the fallacies surrounding this disease, while presenting it in its proper medical that end the predominant theme of this work is the identifying and analyzing the realities and misconceptions regarding the.

These two essays now published together, Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors, have been translated into many languages and continue to 4/5(4). Almost a decade later, with the outbreak of a new, stigmatized disease replete with mystifications and punitive metaphors, Sontag wrote a sequel to Illness as Metaphor, extending the argument of the earlier book to the AIDS two essays now published together, Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors, have been translated.

In the view of the cultural critic Susan Sontag, however, metaphorizing illness and- perhaps more importantly- using illness as a metaphor can have damaging consequences for those her pair of related essays, Illness as a Metaphor and AIDS and its Metaphors, Susan Sontag reveals many of the metaphors surrounding such influential /5(5).

AIDS and Its Metaphors extends her critique of cancer metaphors to the metaphors of dread surrounding the AIDS virus. Taken together, the two essays are an exemplary demonstration of the power of the intellect in the face of the lethal metaphors of fear.” — Michael Ignatieff, The New Republic/5(5).

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“Plague” is the principal metaphor by which the AIDS epidemic is understood. And because of AIDS, the popular misidentification of cancer as an epidemic, even a plague, seems to be receding: AIDS has helped to divest cancer of much of its aura of shame, of the unspeakable.

AIDS and Its Metaphors | Susan Sontag | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. Biology In her two essays published as a single work entitled Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors incultural critic and intellectual Susan Sontag, a cancer survivor herself, aptly presents the varied and convoluted metaphors surrounding illness.

The idea behind both Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors is that society’s response to diseases that it does not yet understand is to construct fantasies about them. The disease is felt. In l Susan Sontag wrote Illness as Metaphor, a classic work described by Newsweek as one of the most liberating books of its time.

A cancer patient herself when she was writing the book, Sontag shows how the metaphors and myths surrounding certain illnesses, especially cancer, add greatly to the suffering of the patients and often inhibit them from seeking proper treatment%(K).

AIDS brings together two powerful metaphors about illness. First, AIDS develops further the theme (seen earlier in cancer) of disease as invader: the enemy invades and destroys you from within.

Thus, AIDS strengthens the use of military metaphors in medicine. The war against cancer is. Illness as Metaphor; AIDS and its Metaphors.

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AIDS and Its Metaphors was published inwhile Illness as a Metaphor was published ten years earlier, before the emergence of AIDS into the global conscious/5(57).