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Dimensions of pain : humanities and social science perspectives / edited by Lisa Folkmarson Käll.

Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2013.
ix, 143 p. ; 24 cm.
Routledge studies in the sociology of health and illness. [More in this series]
Summary note:
This book explores the lived experience of pain, and questions of identity and pain, from a range of different disciplinary perspectives within the humanities and social sciences. Discussing the acuity and temporality of pain, its isolating impact, the embodied expression of pain, pain and sexuality, gender and ethnicity, it also includes a cluster of three chapters discusses the phenomenon and experience of labour pains. This book revitalizes the study of pain, offering productive ways of carefully thinking through its different aspects and exploring the positive and enriching side of world-forming pain as well as its limiting aspects. It will be of interest to academics and students interested in pain from a range of backgrounds, including philosophy, sociology, nursing, midwifery, medicine and gender studies.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : dimensions of pain / Lisa Folkmarson Käll -- When language runs dry : pain, the imagination, and metaphor / David Biro -- Intercorporeality and the sharability of pain / Lisa Folkmarson Käll -- On the borderlands : chronic pain as crisis of identity / Anna Gotlib -- Pain and sex(uality) among women suffering from vulvar pain / Renita Sörensdotter -- The Cartesian mind in the abused body : dissociation and the mind body dualism / Peg O'Connor -- Between health and illness : positive pain and world-formation / Sheena Hyland -- Doing pain 'right' : the pleasures of pain in aerial dance / Jillian Deri and Wendy Mendes -- The good and normal pain : midwives' perception of pain in childbirth / Jenny Gleisner -- Birth work : suffering rituals in late modernity. A case study from a Swedish birth-clinic / Diana Mulinari -- Child, birth : an aesthetic / Cressida J. Heyes.
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