Displacing disease: A performative account

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Abstract

Displacing suggests moving from a certain place, generally considered as usual, and familiar, to an elsewhere that is perceived as alien, different, unknown. What is it that becomes displaced in someone’s life after receiving a cancer diagnosis? When the body suddenly becomes uninhabitable, where does the exiled occupier of this body go? Through auto-ethnographic analysis and the images collected over ten years of oncological treatments and dance performances, this video essay displays how processes of healing can be set in motion by practices of displacement, physical explorations and unexpected journeys. Video essay: 9 minutes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventDISPLACEMENTS: THE 2018 BIENNIAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY - John Hopkins University, United States
Duration: 19. Apr 201821. Apr 2018
https://displacements.jhu.edu/displacements/

Conference

ConferenceDISPLACEMENTS
LocationJohn Hopkins University
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period19/04/201821/04/2018
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Keywords

  • Autoethnography
  • Medical anthropology
  • Performance
  • Illness Narrative
  • Visual anthropology

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