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PART ONE: Understanding Chronic Pain
Prologue: Finding Dr. Right
PART TWO: Doing Biomedicine
1 The Initial Consultation: The Making of a "Fibromyalgic"
2 Medicating the "Fibromyalgic"-Arthritic Body
3 Producing the Good Patient
PART THREE: Doing Gender
4 A Most Pleasant Patient
5 Silent Rebellion and Rage
6 A Depression Worse Than the Disease
PART FOUR: A Losing Battle to Get Better
7 Struggling To Make the Treatment Work
8 "Accept It!" Alternative Medicines Offer Medicine for the Mind
9 A Life Shrunk, a Mind Gone Nearly Mad
PART FIVE: Rebellion and Self-Renewal
1 A Second Opinion: The Unmaking of a "Fibromyalgic"
11 The Final Meeting: A Tale of Decline and a Denial
12 Out from under the Medical Gaze
PART SIX: Narrating Illness, Politicizing Pain
Conclusion: Re-viewing the Medicine of Chronic Pain
Epilogue: Speaking of Pain -- On Stories, Cultural Recuperations, and Political Interventions