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Body Matters : A Phenomenology of Sickness, Disease, and Illness - James Aho

Body Matters

A Phenomenology of Sickness, Disease, and Illness


Published: 19th June 2008
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Written in a jargon-free way, Body Matters provides a clear and accessible phenomenological critique of core assumptions in mainstream biomedicine and explores ways in which health and illness are experienced and interpreted differently in various socio-historical situations. By drawing on the disciplines of literature, cultural anthropology, sociology, medical history, and philosophy, the authors attempt to dismantle common presuppositions we have about human afflictions and examine how the methods of phenomenology open up new ways to interpret the body and to re-envision therapy.

Foundations -- The lived-body -- The accelerated body and its pathologies -- The sicknesses of society -- The diseases of medicine -- The agonies of illness -- Medicine and phenomenology -- Recovering therapy.

ISBN: 9780739138212
ISBN-10: 0739138219
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 19th June 2008
Publisher: University Press of America