A unusual spinal trauma that only affects first time surfers that can turn an active young person into a paraplegic in a matter of hours.
A disorder of the eardrum that turns a person's ability to hear inwards, so that the movement of eyeballs in their sockets sounds like a passing subway car.
An inherited disorder that gives the afflicted a fatal case of insomnia.
"Medical Mysteries" takes on these and many more unusual and rare medical ailments in this collection that is sure to mystify and inspire readers.
Emerging from the work of the Public Feelings research group at the University of Texas-Austin, and cohering in a New Agendas in Communication symposium, this volume brings together the work of young scholars from various areas of study, including sociology, gender studies, anthropology, art, and new media. The essays in this collection formulate new ways of thinking about the relations among the emotional, the cultural, and the political. Contributors recraft familiar ways of doing critical work, and bring forward new analyses of emotions in politics. Their work expands understanding of the role of emotion in the political realm, and will be influential in political communication, political science, sociology, and visual and cultural studies.