Remaking the Body: Rehabilitation and Change

Remaking the Body: Rehabilitation and Change

by Wendy Seymour
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415186013

ISBN-13: 9780415186018

Pub. Date: 08/14/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415186018
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/14/1998
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1240L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

1 The body

The body in sociology

The research project

Key themes of the research

Methodology

2 Appearance and body image

The body project: structural forces and human embodiment

Disability and

bodily expression

3 Social routines and relationships

Social interactions and relationships

Parenting

Emotional and practical support

Dependence

Friendships

Relationships in settings of professional care

4 Sport and the body

Physical

connections

Previous involvement in sport

The rehabilitation program

Involvement in sport beyond the unit

Advantages and disadvantages of the physical model

5 Intimate activities: sexuality

Impact of sexual loss

Professional neglect of sexual issues

Sexual experiences

Fertility

6 Coping with embarrassment: bodily continence

The body and society

The impact of incontinence on the embodied self

Managing bodily incontinence

Impact of bodily incontinence on relationships

7 A new body in a new

world

Embodiment: understanding the body in society

Defining embodiment in a world of high technology

Bibliography

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