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David Armstrong - New History of Identity - 9780333968925 - V9780333968925
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New History of Identity

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Description for New History of Identity Hardback. This text maps perceptions of illness in medical texts from their 19th century focus on illness located in a biological body through to their "discovery" of the psycho-social patient of the late 20th century. In this way, a history of identity, both physical and psychological, is revealed. Num Pages: 223 pages, biography. BIC Classification: 3JH; 3JJ; HP; JFCX; JFFH; MBX. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 216 x 140 x 20. Weight in Grams: 458.
Medical texts provide a powerful means of accessing contemporary perceptions of illness and through them assumptions about the nature of the body and identity. By mapping these perceptions, from their nineteenth-century focus on illness located in a biological body through to their 'discovery' of the psycho-social patient of the late twentieth century, a history of identity, both physical and psychological, is revealed.

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan United Kingdom
Number of pages
223
Condition
New
Number of Pages
213
Place of Publication
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780333968925
SKU
V9780333968925
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About David Armstrong
DAVID ARMSTRONG is Reader in Sociology as applied to Medicine in the Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Medical School at King's College London. He has published widely on the sociology of medical knowledge, including Political Anatomy of the Body: Medical Knowledge in the Twentieth Century.

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