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A New History of Identity: A Sociology of Medical Knowledge

A New History of Identity: A Sociology of Medical Knowledge

by D. Armstrong
     
 

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Medical texts provide a powerful means of accessing contemporary perceptions of illness and through them assumptions about the nature of the body and identity. By mapping these perceptions, from their nineteenth-century focus on illness located in a biological body through to their 'discovery' of the psycho-social patient of the late twentieth century, a history of

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Medical texts provide a powerful means of accessing contemporary perceptions of illness and through them assumptions about the nature of the body and identity. By mapping these perceptions, from their nineteenth-century focus on illness located in a biological body through to their 'discovery' of the psycho-social patient of the late twentieth century, a history of identity, both physical and psychological, is revealed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333968925
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
03/15/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
213
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)
Lexile:
1380L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

David Armstrong is at the School of Medicine, King's College London.

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