Suffering in a productive world: Chronic illness, visibility, and the space beyond agency

@article{Hay2010SufferingIA,
  title={Suffering in a productive world: Chronic illness, visibility, and the space beyond agency},
  author={M. Hay},
  journal={American Ethnologist},
  year={2010},
  volume={37},
  pages={259-274}
}
  • M. Hay
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • American Ethnologist
Is coping with illness really a matter of agency? Drawing on ethnographic research among people with rheumatological and neurological chronic diseases in the United States, I argue that patients’ coping strategies were informed by a cultural expectation of productivity that I call the “John Wayne Model,” indexing disease as something to be worked through and controlled. People able to adopt a John Wayne–like approach experienced social approval. Yet some people found this cultural model… Expand
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