Identities in Pain

Identities in Pain

Paperback (01 Jan 1998)

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Greek and Swedish ethnologists, anthropologists, psychiatrists and psychologists provide 11 essays which aim to describe how people handle pain culturally and how they define themselves and those around them. The essays take up life histories of people suffering pain, of those trying to come to grips with psychosomatic disorders, of children exposed to traumatic experiences, and of patients living with leprosy. They also discuss: the problems that people encounter when exposed to diagnosis of elevated cholesterol levels; how notions of masculinity have been forged through asceticism towards pain; and how death, body, pain, and suffering are interpreted in different cultural settings.

Book information

ISBN: 9789189116016
Publisher: Nordic Academic Press
Imprint: Nordic Academic Press
Pub date:
Number of pages: 223
Weight: 422g
Height: 217mm
Width: 146mm
Spine width: 18mm