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The Literary and Linguistic Construction of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

No Ordinary Doubt


Part of the Literary Disability Studies book series (LIDIST)

About this book


This book presents a literary and linguistic reading of obsessive-compulsive disorder to argue that medical understandings of disability need their social, political, literary and linguistic counterparts, especially if we aspire to create a more inclusive, self-reflective society.


Obsession obsessive-compulsive disorder literary studies disability studies cultural studies literary analysis disability mental illness Cultural Studies discourse humour Narrative society

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural StudiesArizona State UniversityUSA

About the authors

Patricia Friedrich is Associate Professor at Arizona State University, USA. She teaches and conducts research on the social/political environments where linguistic expression occurs. Her works dwells on the intersection of power, language, culture and peace. She has published dozens of articles in periodicals, a single-authored book, and two collections for which she served as editor. She is also a published author of literary fiction.

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