Beyond Health: Postmodernism and Embodiment

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Free Association Books, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages
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Beyond Health applies post-structuralist and postmodern ideas to issues of health and health care to provide a radical re-think of how health is to be understood. It offers a perspective in which health is seen as an affirmation of potential rather than as a narrow biopsychosocial construct. The author develops his notion of arche-health and in so doing provides a lucid account of a wide range of post-structuralist and postmodern theoretical perspectives and their relevance to the field of health. This text explains complex ideas so even a reader with no previous background in the topic can grasp it. In each chapter the author explains and applies a selection of theoretical perspectives.

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Contents

Framing Health
25
Space Time and Health
43
The Ethics and Politics of Caring
77
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