Natural Causes

An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Our Illusion of Control

Barbara Ehrenreich

Published: 12 April 2018
Hardback, Demy PB
135x216mm, 256 pages
ISBN: 9781783782413
£14.99

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Published: 12 April 2018
Trade Paperback, Demy PB
135x216mm
ISBN: 9781783784912
£12.99

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Overview

We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds and even our deaths. Yet emerging science challenges our assumptions of mastery: at the microscopic level, the cells in our bodies facilitate tumours and attack other cells, with life-threatening consequences.

In this revelatory book, Barbara Ehrenreich argues that our bodies are a battleground over which we have little control, and lays bare the cultural charades that shield us from this knowledge. Challenging everything we think we know about life and death, she also offers hope - that we find our place in a natural world teeming with animation and endless possibility.


About the author

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Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of over twenty books, including Nickel & Dimed: Undercover in Low-Wage USA, Smile or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World and Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War. She is a frequent contributor to Time, Harper's, The Progressive, The Nation, the New York Times Magazine and the Guardian, and has also written for The Times and the New Statesman. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. More about the author





 
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