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The grey zone of health and illness

Author: Alan Blum
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Intellect, 2011.
Series: Culture, disease, and well-being.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Offers a fresh perspective, outlining a nuanced theoretical approach to health, illness, suffering and disease and the ethical and aesthetic implications of medical practice. Drawing on a range of  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Blum
ISBN: 9781841503646 1841503649
OCLC Number: 700376086
Description: x, 269 pages.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Grey Zone as a canon --
Popular versions of the Grey Zone --
Images of the body --
1. Grey Zone as a Primordial Figure: Greek Origins --
Form, the hypothetical, the image --
Likely story --
Conclusion --
2. Ambiguity as a Social Phenomenon: Reshaping the Greeks --
Views of the original division: inner, outer --
Division as split: self-knowledge --
Analogy --
Same and Other --
Analysis --
Division: transposition --
3. Elemental Vision of the Split --
Intersubjectivity --
Dualism --
magic of aesthetics --
enigma of human nature --
dialogue --
4. Official History and the Unwritten Text --
History --
Absence and presence --
Stories --
Seeing-as and history --
Desire as the inward call --
Professionalization --
Enlightened discourse --
voice of the patient --
Being real --
March of medical science --
Plato's city of pigs --
force of the city --
5. Relationship of Knowledge to Life --
Classic and modern --
Desire and knowledge: desire for knowledge/knowledge of desire --
Specialization and excellence --
Fascination --
Excellence, expertise --
redefinition of ethics: applying knowledge --
Market value: knowledge as a derivative --
6. City of Pigs as Travesty --
Division of labor --
Blind spot --
Institutional logic --
Parsons' travesty of health and illness in modern society --
sick role --
Secondary gain --
Conclusion --
7. Health and the city --
Unexamined question --
connection of health to death --
Extending the sense of health --
Birth, death and the in-between --
Sources --
Creativity and corruption --
Border crossings --
Analogical thinking --
epidemic --
Variation as a communal problem --
Polis --
Infection --
Doxa as sickness and the city --
Excess as a social force --
8. On Being Old --
Physical decline/passing time --
aged as a minority group --
division in age --
Trajectories, graph of desire --
body of common culture --
Justice: corporeal and aesthetic --
Fate, symptom, caricature --
9. Formula: Medicalization and Its Guises --
Advance or infantilization? --
What is medicalization? --
Being classified --
Weakness --
Influences, fate, chance, taking hope --
reassurance of the mark --
Towards a grammar for public health --
10. Prosthetics --
imaginary of medicalization --
Prosthetic desire --
11. Recurrence of the Body --
materiality of language --
Stepping over --
Disfiguration --
Commonplaces --
Stress --
body has a mind of its own --
Mind over matter --
Is a person more than a body? --
Habitualization --
Expression --
Symptom, trauma --
12. Moods of Being --
Typification --
Covering up (aka: repression) --
Measuring up and/or not --
Freud's scenario --
Tongue-tied and talkative --
Anxiety --
Excursus on disfigurement --
Primal scene/discourse without speech --
Elementary situation --
Equality and its demands --
mystery of birth --
13. Conclusion --
Negations --
Narrative and the Divided Line --
First and second speaker --
discourse of mastery --
remainder --
body as remains --
Remains as such --
Life and death.
Series Title: Culture, disease, and well-being.
Responsibility: by Alan Blum.


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