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Embodiment: Clinical, Critical and Cultural Perspectives on Health and Illness By Malcolm Maclachlan

Embodiment: Clinical, Critical and Cultural Perspectives on Health and Illness
by Malcolm Maclachlan

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This book explores the idea of embodiment across a wide range of clinical contexts.
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Embodiment: Clinical, Critical and Cultural Perspectives on Health and Illness Summary


Embodiment: Clinical, Critical and Cultural Perspectives on Health and Illness by Malcolm Maclachlan

This is the first book to explore the idea of embodiment across a wide range of clinical contexts. Adopting a critical and cultural perspective, the book stresses the importance of understanding people through their lived experiences and constructions of their own body.The book:
  • Challenges both the mind-body dichotomy and the biopsychosocial model
  • Examines the clinical significance of people's experience of `being a body' through a broad range of health and illness experiences, in particular when the body is distressed, diseased, disordered, disabled or dismembered
  • Provides insight into the physical and emotional experiences of individuals through its empathetic style
Drawing a parallel with innovative work on neural plasticity, the author illustrates how we are now in an age of body plasticity, where our body boundaries are becoming increasingly ambiguous, allowing more degrees of freedom and offering more opportunities than ever before to overcome physical limitations.From anorexia to amputation, Botox to body dysmorphic disorder, phantom limbs to acute and chronic pain, the book considers a broad range of bodily experiences.Drawing on research from diverse areas including health and clinical psychology, neuroscience, medicine, nursing, anthropology, philosophy and sociology, this book is essential reading for students across all these disciplines.

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About Malcolm Maclachlan


Malcolm MacLachlan is based at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Table of Contents


Body Plasticity
Sensing Self
Somatic Complaints
Body Sculpturing
Illusory Body Experiences
Enabling Technologies
Forms of Embodiment
Index.

Additional information

GOR010198984
Embodiment: Clinical, Critical and Cultural Perspectives on Health and Illness by Malcolm Maclachlan
Malcolm Maclachlan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
2004-09-01
224
0335209599
9780335209590
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