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The Body in Health and Social Care

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Palgrave

Pages: 208
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Hardcover - 9780333776193

27 May 2006

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30 March 2006

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Focusing on health and social care, this book shows how important the body can be to a range of issues such as disability, old age, sexuality, consumption, food and public space. Twigg illustrates how constructions of the...

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Focusing on health and social care, this book shows how important the body can be to a range of issues such as disability, old age, sexuality, consumption, food and public space. Twigg illustrates how constructions of the body affect how we see different social groups and explores the significance of it in the provision and delivery of care.

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Offers an original perspective by connecting up two distinct areas of research/debate (sociology of the body and the health and social care literature)

Written in a lively and accessible way with plenty of vivid and topical examples

Acknowledgements
The Body in Health and Social Care
The Debate about the Body
The Body and Ageing
Disability and the Body
The Body in Medicine and Health Care
Diet, Health and the Body: Obesity and Eating Disorders
Home Care: The Body in Domestic Time and Space
The Bodywork of Care
The Body in Public Space: Breastfeeding and Toilets
Conclusion
References

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JULIA TWIGG is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. She has published widely on health and social care and is author of Bathing: The Body and Community Care.

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JULIA TWIGG is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. She has published widely on health and social care and is author of Bathing: The Body and Community Care.

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