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The body in medical thought and practice

Author: Drew Leder
Publisher: Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992.
Series: Philosophy and medicine, 43.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the second half of the 20th century, the body has become a central theme of intellectual debate. Its authors suggest that many of the problems often found in modern medicine -- dehumanized  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Drew Leder
ISBN: 0792316576 9780792316572
OCLC Number: 464070107
Description: viii, 258 s.
Contents: Introduction. Section 1: Theoretical Overviews. 1. Phenomenological Critiques. A Tale of Two Bodies: The Cartesian Corpse and the Lived Body; D. Leder. Why aren't More Doctors Phenomenologists? R.J. Baron. 2. Sociopolitical Critiques. Foucault's Political Body in Medical Praxis; C. Spitzack. On the Body in Medical Self-Care and Holistic Medicine; A. Weston. 3. Cultural and Historical Perspectives. A Confucian Perspective on Embodiment; Tu Wei-Ming. Parted Bodies, Departed Souls: The Body in Ancient Medicine and Anatomy; R.M. Zaner. Section 2: Regional Studies. 4. Specific Diseases. The Body in Multiple Sclerosis: A Patient's Perspective; S.K. Toombs. Psychosomatics, the Lived Body, and Anthropological Medicine: Concerning a Case of Atopic Dermatitis; G. Northoff, M.A. Schwartz, O.P. Wiggins. The Body with AIDS: A Post-Structuralist Approach; J. Murphy. 5. Women's Bodies: Body Image, Size, and Objectification. Obesity, Objectification, and Identity: The Encounter with the Body as an Object in Obesity; D. Moss. Eating Disorders: The Feminist Challenge to the Concept of Pathology; S. Bordo. Breasted Experience: The Look and the Feeling; I.M. Young. Coda: The Body of the Future. The Body of the Future; E.J. Cassell. Index.
Series Title: Philosophy and medicine, 43.
Responsibility: edited by Drew Leder.

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