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Embodying Health Identities

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ISBN-10: 1403914737

ISBN-13: 9781403914736

Edition: 2007

Authors: Allison James, Jenny Hockey

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Drawing on a range of literature in the field of health and illness, this book brings together sociological, anthropological and health policy perspectives. It explores theories of embodiment in relation to the ritual drama of illness, medical technologies, the life course and representation of health and illness.
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 12/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

JENNY HOCKEY trained as a social anthropologist and is Professor of Sociology at Sheffield University, UK. Her published work on gender includes articles in "Sociological Research Online; The Sociological Review; Gender Place and Culture; Gender, Work and Organisation," She is currently engaged in ESRC-funded research on masculinities in transition. ANGELA MEAH is Research Fellow in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Manchester, UK. Angela's current work, engaging inclusive methodologies in the development of sex and relationships education for learning-disabled children, combines her interests in methodology, sexuality/sexual health and the social study…    

Problematising Health, Illness and Identity
In Sickness and in Health
Who Says I am Ill? Illness as a Social Construction
Health Identities and Illness Experiences
Being and Bodies
The Negotiated and Embodied Body
Towards Embodiment: The Body, Health and Identity
Theorising Health and Illness
The Individual and Society
The Individual in Society
Theorising the Medical Encounter
The Social Construction of Health and Illness
The Social Construction of Health and Illness: The Feminist Contribution
The Social Construction of Health and Illness: The Contribution of Foucault
Agency, Health and Illness
Structure, Agency and the Body
Conclusion
Towards Embodiment
Models of the Body
Why Embodiment?
Social Constructionism, Medical Sociology and the Body
Experiencing the Body
The Lived Reality of the Body
Real Lived Bodies?
Towards a Theory of Embodiment
The Phenomenon of the Lived Body
Embodiment and Society
Bodies and Risk
Conclusion
The Problem of Illness
Defining Illness
Who is Ill?
Why Me?
Staying Healthy?
Illness as a Problem of Identity
The Problem of Illness and the Problem of Identification
Conclusion: The Problem of Embodiment in the Problem of Illness
Representing the Body's Health and Identity
Re-presenting Representations
Representing the Hegemony of Bio-medicine
Health 'Information'
Encountering Representations of Health and Illness
Authoritative Representations
Self Presentation and Re-presentation
Conclusion
The Ritual Drama of Illness
Illness as a Rite of Passage
Illness as a Drama
Embodiment within the Ritual Drama of Illness
Health Transitions and Transformations
The Drama Unfolds
Illness Narratives
Strategies of Narration
Experiencing the Ritual Drama of Illness
Conclusion
A Medicalised Life Course?
What is the Life Course?
Constructing the Object Body across the Life Course
Determining the Health of 'the Child' through the Body
Old Bodies, Young Bodies
The Medicalisation of the Child's Body
Health and Ageing across the Life Course?
Health Experiences across the Life Course
Feeling and Being Old
Being Sick as a Child
Conclusion
Negotiating the Body's Limits
Technology in Practice
The Medical Encounter Resituated
Indeterminacy and Interpretation
Bodies and Technology as Embodied Practice
Individual Bodies, Commodified Bodies and Relational Bodies
Health, Identity and New Reproductive Technologies
The Global Politics of Technology
Conclusion
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index