Medicine and Ethics in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction

  • Authors
  • Esther L. Jones

About this book

Introduction

Speculative fiction often shows the complicated and rather fraught history of medicine as it relates to black women. Through prominent writers like Octavia Butler, Nnedi Okorafor, and Nalo Hopkinson, Jones highlights how personal experiences of illness and disease frequently reflect larger societal sicknesses in connection to race and gender.

Keywords

fiction gender history of literature Tradition women

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137514691
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Media & Culture Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-56636-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-51469-1
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