Abjectly Boundless: Boundaries, Bodies and Health Work

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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 ...

Abjectly Boundless: Boundaries, Bodies and Health Work 2010, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9780754679103

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