Author:Arima Mishra & Suhita Chopra Chatterjee (Eds)

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Multiple Voices and Stories: Narratives of Health and Illness

By: Arima Mishra & Suhita Chopra Chatterjee (Eds)

Price: $15.98

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2013

Seller ID: 101766

ISBN: 8125053794

Condition: New


In the field of medical sociology/anthropology, narratives of patients are widely used as an approach to understand social reality and lived experiences. As a theoretical and methodological entry point, they contribute towards defining the scope of discipline, point out the limitations of the ‘positivist language’ of biomedicine, and highlight the role of culture and society in understanding health, illness and suffering in everyday lives. Inspired by the ‘possibilities of narratives,’ Multiple Voices and Stories is a collection of essays on the narratives of health which goes beyond t... View more info