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Material Discourses of Health and Illness By Edited by Lucy Yardley

Material Discourses of Health and Illness
by Edited by Lucy Yardley

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This study, an introduction to social constructionist and discursive approaches to the field of health psychology, is unlike traditional models in that it uses the person's experience and feelings as the central focus of interest.
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Material Discourses of Health and Illness Summary


Material Discourses of Health and Illness by Edited by Lucy Yardley

Material Discourses of Health and Illness applies discursive approaches to the field of health psychology, in stark contrast to the bio-medical model of health and illness. The discursive approach uses the person's experience and feelings as the central focus of interest, whereas the more traditional models regarded these as coincidental and relatively unimportant.
The book provides an accessible and compelling introduction to social constructionist and discursive approaches to those with limited previous knowledge of socio-linguistic theory and research. It provides practical examples of how these approaches can be applied to the field of health psychology with a collection of sophisticated discursive analyses which demonstrate the distinctive contribution that can be made by psychologists to a field that has been largely dominated by sociologists and anthropologists.

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Material Discourses of Health and Illness Reviews


"We need this book...The Well Written introductory chapters which clearly and succinctly summarise a range of ideas, and the carefully explained and presented examples of empirical work, would provide a good basis for learning and ongoing disucssion. This book would make an excellent text which is focussed on an important topic in contemporary health psychology."
- Christine Stephens, Massey University

"We need this book...The Well Written introductory chapters which clearly and succinctly summarise a range of ideas, and the carefully explained and presented examples of empirical work, would provide a good basis for learning and ongoing disucssion. This book would make an excellent text which is focussed on an important topic in contemporary health psychology."
- Christine Stephens, Massey University

About Edited by Lucy Yardley


Lucy Yardley is Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University College London, and author of Vertigo and Dizziness (Routledge, 1994).

Table of Contents


List of Contributors. Preface and Acknowledgements. Introducing material discursive approaches to health. Introducing discursive methods. What role does the body have in illness? Interpretative phenomenological analysis and the psychology of health and illness. Social anf material ecologies for hearing impairment. Disorientation in the (post) modern world. The relationship between representational and materialist perspectives: AIDS and 'the other' Discourses and sexual health: providing for young people. Discourses of pregnancy and childbirth. Diet as a vehicle for self control. Speaking the docorated body.

Additional information

GOR001944103
Material Discourses of Health and Illness by Edited by Lucy Yardley
Edited by Lucy Yardley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1997-02-06
256
0415138248
9780415138246
N/A
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