Body Work in Health and Social CareCritical Themes, New Agendas
Sociology of Health and Illness Monographs, Band 13 1. Aufl.
The first book to fully explore the multiple ways in which body work features in health and social care and the meanings of this work both for those employed to do it and those on whose bodies they work. Explores the commonalities between different sectors of work, including those outside health and social care Contributions come from an international range of experts Draws on perspectives from across the medical, therapeutic, and care fields Incorporates a variety of methodological approaches, from life history analysis to ethnographic studies and first person accounts
Notes on Contributors vii 1 Conceptualising body work in health and social care 1 Julia Twigg, Carol Wolkowitz, Rachel Lara Cohen and Sarah Nettleton 2 Time, space and touch at work: body work and labour process (re)organisation 19 Rachel Lara Cohen 3 Managing the body work of home care 36 Kim England and Isabel Dyck 4 The means of correct training: embodied regulation in training for body work among mothers 50 Emma Wainwright, Elodie Marandet and Sadaf Rizvi 5 From body-talk to body-stories: body work in complementary and alternative medicine 67 Nicola Kay Gale 6 Educating with the hands: working on the body?self in Alexander Technique 81 Jennifer Tarr 7 Treating women’s sexual diffi culties: the body work of sexual therapy 94 Thea Cacchioni and Carol Wolkowitz 8 Actions speak louder than words: the embodiment of trust by healthcare professionals in gynae-oncology 108 Patrick R. Brown, Andy Alaszewski, Trish Swift and Andy Nordin 9 Body work in respiratory physiological examinations 123 Per Måseide 10 In a moment of mismatch: overseas doctors’ adjustments in new hospital environments 134 Anna Harris 11 The co-marking of aged bodies and migrant bodies: migrant workers’ contribution to geriatric medicine in the UK 147 Parvati Raghuram, Joanna Bornat and Leroi Henry 12 Afterword: Body work and the sociological tradition 162 Chris Shilling Index 167
Julia Twigg is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at University of Kent and a specialist in old age, care and embodiment. Her books include The Body in Health and Social Care (2006). Carol Wolkowitz is Reader in Sociology at University of Warwick and has written widely on gender and the sociology of work and employment. Her books include Bodies at Work (2006). Rachel Lara Cohen is Lecturer at the University of Surrey, and a specialist in sociology of work and employment. Her books include Feminism Counts: Quantitative Methods and Researching Gender (with C Hughes, 2011). Sarah Nettleton is a Reader in the Department of Sociology at the University of York and has researched and published on a range of health-related topics, all with a focus on the sociology of the body and embodiment. Her books include Sociology of Health and Illness (2006).
Body work is paid work undertaken on the bodies of others. Although it forms a central part of health and social care, its study has often been obscured or neglected. This volume is the first to directly address the concept, exploring the multiple ways in which body work features in health and social care and analyzing the meanings of this work for both those employed to do it and those on whose bodies they work. With contributions from the top international scholars in the field, the book draws on perspectives from across the medical, therapeutic, and care fields. Using a variety of methodological approaches, from life history analysis to ethnographic studies and first person accounts, this book highlights the embodiment of health and social care and the contribution of this emphasis to new directions in sociology.
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