Beyond Health: Posmodernism and Embodiment

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This study applies poststructuralist and post-modern ideas to issues of health and health care to provide a radical re-think of how health is to be understood. Dr. Nick Fox offers a perspective in which health is seen as an affirmation of potential rather than a narrow biopsychosocial construct. The author develops his notion of archehealth, providing an account of a wide range of post-structuralist and post-modern theoretical perspectives and their relevance to the field of health. The book is divided into three sections; the first section explores issues of power and control in health settings; the second looks ta resistance to such power and control; the final section addresses ways in which post-structuralist and post-modern approaches may be used as research methodology. In each chapter the author explains and apllies a selection of theoretical perspectives. These include Foucault, Derrida, Lyotard, Deleuze, Guattari, Cixous, Haraway, Kristeva, Beck, Barthes, Tyler, Landow, Bauman, Cascardi, Baudrillard and Atkinson.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherFree Association Books
Number of pages224
ISBN (Print)1853434698, 9781853434693
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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