Abjectly Boundless: Boundaries, Bodies and Health Work

Abjectly Boundless: Boundaries, Bodies and Health Work

ISBN10: 0754679101
ISBN13: 978-0754679103
Author: -
Title: Abjectly Boundless: Boundaries, Bodies and Health Work
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (March 28, 2010)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1478 kb
Size PDF: 1333 kb
Rating: 5.0/5
Votes: 318
Pages: 304 pages
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences

Abjectly Boundless: Boundaries, Bodies and Health Work



Within a variety of practice environments, health professionals often experience feelings of disgust and repulsion towards the presence of an abject object. Cadaverous, sick, disabled bodies, troubled minds, wounds, vomit and so forth are all part of health and care work and threaten the clean and proper bodies of those who undertake it, yet this 'unclean' side of health work is rarely accounted for in academic literature. This volume employs the work of Julia Kristeva through a range of case studies drawn from care and nursing settings around the world. It brings together work from researchers and practitioners within the social and health sciences, the caring professions and psychotherapy, to expose and highlight the important impact of the concept of abjection, which historically has been silenced in the health sciences.

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