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The Slumbering MassesSleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life$
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Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816674749

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.001.0001

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Sleeping and Not Sleeping in the Clinic

Sleeping and Not Sleeping in the Clinic

How Medicine Is Remaking Biology and Society

(p.79) 3 Sleeping and Not Sleeping in the Clinic
The Slumbering Masses

Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

University of Minnesota Press

Based on the contemporary sleep clinic, I focus on the roles of doubt and certainty in medical practice, particularly in a series of cases presented by physicians to other physicians and the discussions that ensue, as well as media focused on the promotion of sleep as an explanatory device for understanding individual and social disorder.

Keywords:   Medical anthropology, science and technology studies, cultural studies, American studies, Medicalization, Biopolitics, Desire, Affect, disability studies

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