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A New History of Identity

A Sociology of Medical Knowledge

  • Authors
  • David¬†Armstrong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David Armstrong
    Pages 1-4
  3. David Armstrong
    Pages 5-16
  4. David Armstrong
    Pages 17-24
  5. David Armstrong
    Pages 25-35
  6. David Armstrong
    Pages 37-46
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    Pages 47-55
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    Pages 57-70
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    Pages 71-83
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    Pages 99-108
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    Pages 109-116
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    Pages 117-131
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  18. David Armstrong
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  19. Back Matter
    Pages 199-213

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

care identity methodology nature

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