Medicine and ethics in Black women's speculative fiction /

Medicine and Ethics in Black Women's Speculative Fiction engages the complex nexus of black women's health, the fraught history of medicine as it relates to black women, and the problems with the inconsistent application of medical ethics that should concern us all through the lens of blac...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Jones, Esther L., 1976- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2015]
Edition:First edition.
Series:Palgrave studies in literature, science, and medicine.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Eating Salt: Black Women's Health and the Politics of Difference in Medicine 1. The Black Girl's Burden: Eugenics, Genomics, and Genocide in Octavia Butler's Fledgling 2. The Unbearable Burden of Culture: Sexual Violence, Women's Power, and Cultural Ethics in Nnedi Okorafor's Who Fears Death 3. Organ Donation, Mythic Medicine, and Madness in Nalo Hopkinson's Brown Girl in the Ring 4. "I Mean to Survive": Feminist Disability Theory and Womanist Survival Ethics in Octavia Butler's Parables Conclusion: Blood, Salt, and Tears: Theorizing Difference in the Black Feminist Speculative Tradition.