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A sociological approach to acquired brain injury and identity

Author: Jonathan Harvey
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
Series: Interdisciplinary disability studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Inspired by the author's personal experience of sustaining acquired brain injury (ABI), this path-breaking book explores the (re)construction of identity after ABI. It offers a way of understanding ABI through a social scientific lens, promoting an understanding that is generated through close engagement with the lives and experiences of ABI survivors. The author follows the everyday experiences of six male  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Harvey
ISBN: 9781472474476 1472474473 9781317186687 1317186680 9781317186700 1317186702 9781317186694 1317186699
OCLC Number: 1005621271
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 142 pages).
Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. A clinical introduction to acquired brain injury and rehabilitation Chapter 3. Mapping the terrain: theorising my identity (re)construction after ABI Chapter 4. Researching the everyday complexities of the lives of ABI survivors Chapter 5. Dependence, independence and interdependence in the lives of ABI survivors Chapter 6. Exploring time in ABI rehabilitation: towards a rehabilitation imagination? Chapter 7. Critical reflections
Series Title: Interdisciplinary disability studies.
Responsibility: Jonathan Harvey.

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Inspired by the author's personal experience of sustaining acquired brain injury (ABI), this path-breaking book explores the (re)construction of identity after ABI. It offers a way of understanding ABI through a social scientific lens, promoting an understanding that is generated through close engagement with the lives and experiences of ABI survivors. The author follows the everyday experiences of six male survivors and critically investigates their identity (re)construction after their ABI. As well as demonstrating identity (re)construction after ABI, the experiences of the participants allow the reader to investigate neurological rehabilitation from their perspective. This book suggests that rehabilitation after ABI is often a continual process that extends beyond the formal, medically prescribed period. It also shows that identity after ABI is often (re)constructed in an unpredictable way; a way that emphasises the importance of reciprocal support and the uncertainty of future life. A Sociological Approach to Acquired Brain Injury and Identity is essential reading for academics and students from a range of social scientific disciplines with an interest in biographical or ethnographic research methods. This book offers a social scientific view of rehabilitation and as such is also essential reading for academics, students and professionals with an interest in health and illness, particularly neurological rehabilitation and brain injury rehabilitation.

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