The Empathy Exams

From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014 Beginning with her experience as a ...

The Empathy Exams

From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014 Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamison's visceral and revealing essays ask essential questions about our basic understanding of others: How should we care about each other? How can we feel another's pain, especially when pain can be assumed, distorted, or performed? Is empathy a tool by which to test or even grade each other? By confronting pain—real and imagined, her own and others'—Jamison uncovers a personal and cultural urgency to feel. She draws from her own experiences of illness and bodily injury to engage in an exploration that extends far beyond her life, spanning wide-ranging territory—from poverty tourism to phantom diseases, street violence to reality television, illness to incarceration—in its search for a kind of sight shaped by humility and grace.

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The Empathy Exams
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Leslie Jamison
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-01 - Publisher: Graywolf Press

From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014 Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students
Uproarious
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Cynthia Willett, Julie Willett
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-05 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

A radical new approach to humor, where traditional targets become its agents Humor is often dismissed as cruel ridicule or harmless fun. But what if laughter is a vital force to channel rage against patriarchy, Islamophobia, or mass incarceration? To create moments of empathy and dialogue between Black Lives Matter
Body Language
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: G. Thomas Couser
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-17 - Publisher: Routledge

As much as we may like to evade them, illness and disability inescapably attend human embodiment – we are all vulnerable subjects. So it might seem natural and inevitable that the most universal, most democratic, form of literature – autobiography – should address these common features of human experience. Yet
Standing at the Edge
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Joan Halifax
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-01 - Publisher: Flatiron Books

"Joan Halifax is a clearheaded and fearless traveler and in this book...she offers us a map of how to travel courageously and fruitfully, for our own benefit and the benefit of all beings." —From the foreword by Rebecca Solnit Standing at the Edge is an evocative examination of how we
The Enigma of Divine Revelation
Language: en
Pages: 301
Authors: Jean-Luc Marion, Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-04 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This volume explores the possibilities and pressures of the language of revelation on human understanding. How can we critically account for divine self-disclosure in the linguistically mediated world of human concerns? Does the structure of interpretation limit the language of revelation? Does revelation open up new horizons of critical interpretation?