By Patricia Friedrich
This e-book provides a literary and linguistic interpreting of obsessive-compulsive affliction to argue that scientific understandings of incapacity desire their social, political, literary and linguistic opposite numbers, specifically if we aspire to create a extra inclusive, self-reflective society.
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