Pain as Human Experience: An Anthropological Perspective

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Chronic pain challenges the central tenet of biomedicine: that objective knowledge of the human body and mind is possible apart from subjective experience and social context. Sufferers, finding that chronic pain alters every aspect of life, often become frustrated and distrust a profession seemingly unable to explain or effectively treat their illness. The authors of this innovative volume offer an entirely different, ethnographic approach, searching out more effective ways to describe and analyze the human context of pain. ...

Pain as Human Experience: An Anthropological Perspective 1994, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520075122

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Pain as Human Experience: An Anthropological Perspective 1992, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520075115

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