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Identity and Health - David Kelleher

Identity and Health

By: David Kelleher (Editor), Gerard Leavey (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 18th March 2004
ISBN: 9780415307918
Number Of Pages: 207

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Experiences of health and illness are fundamental to how we understand ourselves, and the postmodern obsession with body image has made health even more significant in identity formation. The study of subjective experiences of health and illness can also provide a challenge to traditional objective medical knowledge and, given current healthcare interest in user involvement, can highlight the need for change in health service provision.
This book explores the interplay between identity and health, private and public, mind and body. Drawing on new material, and using and exploring innovative biographical and narrative methods, it covers a broad range of identities in relation to health and illness, including race, religion, ethnicity, disability, age, body image, sexuality and gender.
Identity and Health will be of great interest to academics, researchers and students of sociology, medical anthropology, health and psychology.

Introduction
Identity and Illness
The Meaning of Cancer: Illness, Biography and Social Identity
Identity and Belief within Black Pentecostalism: Spiritual Encounters with Psychiatry
Identity and Alzheimer's Disease
The Irish in London: Identity and Health
Sport, Health and Identity: Social and Cultural Change in Disorganised Capitalism
Lambegs and Bodhrans: Religion, Identity and Health in Northern Ireland
Gay and Lesbian Identities and Mental Health
Life Narratives, Health and Identity
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780415307918
ISBN-10: 0415307910
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 207
Published: 18th March 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.1  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1