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The meaning of illness : anthropology, history and sociology

Author: Marc Augé; Claudine Herzlich
Publisher: Australia : United States : Harwood Academic, ©1995.
Series: Social orders, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines the problem of defining the "meaning of illness", an interpretation developed within a society which can itself be studied and interpreted from without, from a variety of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Augé; Claudine Herzlich
ISBN: 3718652072 9783718652075
OCLC Number: 48681675
Description: vii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Bodily ailments, lineage language. 1. Biological order, social order; illness, a primary form of event / M. Auge. 2. The need for meaning, the explanantion of ill fortune: the Senufo / N. Sindzingre. 3. Sterility, aridity, drought: some invariants of symbolic thought / F. Heritier. 4. History of diseases, history and disease: Africa / E. M'Bokolo --
Part II. From the right to illness to the duty to be healthy: the industrial society. 5. Modern medicine and the quest for meaning: illness as a social signifier / C. Herzlich. 6. The social meanings of health: Paris, the Essonne and the Herault / J. Pierret. 7. From healing to salvation: the neo-rural apocalyptic communities in France / D. Leger.
Series Title: Social orders, v. 5.
Other Titles: Sens du mal.
Responsibility: edited by Marc Augé and Claudine Herzlich ; translated from the French by Katherine J. Durnin [and others].
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