What are health identities and how may we study them?

Nick J. Fox, Katie J. Ward

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This paper draws together findings from studies of health and identity to develop a model of health identities, based upon Deleuze and Guattari's approach to understanding the relationship between self, body and society. The model is used to inform a methodology for the empirical study of identities in relation to health and the body. Using a sample interview transcript, the methodology of analysis is demonstrated. The application of the model and the methodology for studying health identities are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1007-1021
Number of pages15
JournalSociology of Health and Illness
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes


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