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Remaking The Body

Author: Wendy Seymour
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134664966
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In Remaking the Body, Wendy Seymour interviews men and women who have suffered profound bodily paralysis, and explores how they deal with their appearance, relationships, sexuality, incontinence and sport. She finds that even major impairment hasn't annihilated these people's experience of an embodied self. She shows that the process of self-reconstruction is interwoven with social expectations and argues that the experience of disability highlights the continuous work involved in embodiment for everyone. Remaking the Body is a major contribution to the field of the sociology of the body and essential reading for rehabilitation professionals and students.

Health Medicine And Society

Author: Michael Calnan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134598262
Size: 65.38 MB
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Taking as its point of departure recent developments in health and social theory Health, Medicine and Society brings together a range of eminent, international scholars to reflect upon key issues at the turn of the century. Contributors draw upon a range of contemporary theories, both modernist and postmodernist, to look at the following themes: *health and social structure *the contested nature of the body *the salience of consumption and risk *the challenge of emotions Health, Medicine and Society provides a 'state-of-the-art' assessment of health related issues at the millennium and a cogent set of arguments for the centrality of health to contemporary social theory. Written in a clear, accessible style it will be ideal reading for students and researchers in health studies, public health, medical sociology, medicine and nursing.

Wagadu Volume 4

Author: Pushpa Parekh
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465331603
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This volume of Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Womens and Gender Studies launches its second printed edition. Wagaduthe Soninke name of the Ghana Empirecontrolled the present-day Mali, Mauritania and Senegal and was famous for its prosperity and power from approximately 300-1076 CE. It constituted the bridge between North Africa, the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern worlds and Sub-Saharan Africa. Ghana gave birth to the two most powerful West African Empires: Mali and Songhay. The modern country of Ghana (former British Gold Coast) derives its name from the Ghana Empire. Why Wagadu? Wagadu has come to be the symbol of the sacrifice women continue to make for a better world. Wagadu has become the metaphor for the role of women in the family, community, country, and planet. Duna taka siro no yagare npale The world does not go without women. This volume investigates the intersecting perspectives, grounded in or emanating from theoretical, discursive as well as experiential frameworks and positions specific to gender, disability and postcoloniality.

Cry Of The Damaged Man

Author: Tony Moore
Publisher: Pan Australia
ISBN: 9780330362993
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While driving to work in 1984, Dr Tony Moore, a well-known surgeon and rehabilitation specialist, was hit by a 30 tonne truck, crushing him and his car and changing his life forever. "Cry of the Damaged Man" is his unique story of recovery from a patient's point of view but with a doctor's knowledge and experience.Challenging and intensely personal, "Cry of the Damaged Man" is an illuminating journey of recovery and self-discovery. First published in 1991, "Cry of the Damaged Man" became an instant bestseller. Over the last decade it has helped countless people come to terms with injury and trauma. Now, to celebrate 10 years in print, we're publishing a B format Pan edition, containing a new introduction from the author.