February 2012, Polity
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- This is the first volume in Polity’s new ‘Key Themes in Health and Social Care’ series, providing applied introductions to core issues and topics for Allied Health Care professionals.
- The human body is the locus of many complex debates in the humanities and social sciences; this accessible book offers a clear description of the various theoretical perspectives.
- Specifically tailored to students in the caring professions, the book offers an applied perspective on crucial aspects of embodiment including ageing, health and illness.
- Packed with detailed case studies which directly relate conceptual arguments to real problems faced by professionals in the field.