Autobiography of Disease by Patrick Anderson thoroughly examines the author’s life threatening experience with Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) osteomyelitis. Through notes kept by the author and caregiver/mother Anderson tells an evocative ethnography as told from the perspective of MRSA itself. This complex weaving of narratives highlights how multiple social and environmental considerations interact to impact Anderson's experience with illness. This book may be of interest to anyone seeking to learn more about the social context of illness.
Ethnography, Social Ecology, Social Relationships
I am very grateful to Dr. Kathy Roulston for your invaluable guidance in preparing this manuscript. Also thank you to Alison and Abigail Halpin for editorial assistance.
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Recommended APA Citation
Halpin, S. N. (2018). Social Context: A Review of Autobiography of a Disease. The Qualitative Report, 23(12), 2920-2922. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2018.3890