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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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Desiring a Good Night’s Sleep

Desiring a Good Night’s Sleep

Order and Disorder in Everyday Life

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(p.99) 4 Desiring a Good Night’s Sleep
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The Slumbering Masses
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Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the experiences of disordered sleepers and their families, and I present a series of cases of individuals and families who identify as specific kinds of disordered sleepers – narcoleptics, insomniacs, sleep apnics, and so on, to discuss the emergence of new desires for sleep.

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

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