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Body talk in medical humanities, whose language?

Body talk in medical humanities, whose language?

Patterson, Jennifer ORCID: 0000-0002-8254-7602 and Kinchington, Francia (eds.) (2019) Body talk in medical humanities, whose language? Cambridge Scholars. ISBN 978-1527534735

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Abstract

This exciting book draws on the insight and experience of 21 medical practitioners and researchers in the wider field of the medical humanities to ask fundamental questions related to illness, bodily experience, the experience and role of medical and healthcare professionals, and the contribution of language and communication to enable understanding. It opens up a range of conversations, reflections and research to present an innovative approach to the field of body studies, investigating complex questions that are associated with self and body and medical and healthcare professionals who work with bodies that are ill. Areas of pain, disability, vulnerability, life experienced through chronic conditions and the insights of listening to the ill and the dying are examined within the individual contributions.

The chapters explore a range of key spaces, gaps and tensions between talk and bodies, from embodied experiences and patient-doctor relationships to negotiating institutional constraints and reading, looking and enacting as methods of improving intersubjective, relational and ethical practices.

Item Type: Edited Book
Additional Information: This book should be read within the context of body studies in applied sociology where it is innovative in broadening the field. It is written by individuals, students, consultants, GPs and professional academics from all over the world and who operate in fields as varied as medical archeology, disability activism, literature, radiology, psychology.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical humanities, body studies, body sociology, healthcare, body literacy, medicalisation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Education & Community Studies
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Applied Sociology Research Group
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 09:20
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 2
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/24391

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