Barion Pixel
Words are deeds.”

Cart content

Checkout

Total price:

New books Atlantisz books All books in shop Our recommendation Customers favorite Discount Books

Check out our latest books

Pain - A Very Short Introduction

Pain - A Very Short Introduction
Cover: Ragasztott
ISBN: 9780198738565
Language: angol
Size: 111*174
Weight: 152 g
Page no.: 152
Publish year: 2017
-10%
3 830 Ft
3 447 Ft
Add to cart
In stock

Pain - A Very Short Introduction

What is pain? Has the experience of pain always been the same? How is pain related to the emotions, to culture, and to pleasure? What happens to us when we feel pain? How does pain work in the body and in the brain?

In this Very Short Introduction, Rob Boddice explores the history, culture, and medical science of pain. Charting the shifting meanings of pain across time and place, he focusses on how the experience and treatment of pain have changed. He describes historical hierarchies of pain experience that related pain to social class and race, and the privileging of human states of pain over that of other animals. From the pain concepts of classical antiquity to expressions of pain in contemporary art, and modern medical approaches to the understanding, treatment, and management of pain, Boddice weaves a multifaceted account of this central human experience. Ranging from neuroscientific innovations in experimental medicine to the constructionist arguments of social scientists, pain is shown to resist a timeless definition. Pain is physical and emotional, of body and mind, and is always experienced subjectively and contextually.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
1: Pathos, Passion, Algos, Dolor
2: Pain and Piety
3: Pain and the Machine
4: Pain and Civilisation
5: Sympathy, Compassion, Empathy
6: Pain as Pleasure
7: Pain in Modern Medicine and Science
8: Chronic Pain
9: Cultures of Pain
References
Further Reading
Index

Author Information:
Rob Boddice is Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in the Department of History and Cultural Studies at Freie Universität Berlin and a Research Associate of the Center for the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Human Development. He is the author or editor of six books, most recently Pain and Emotion in Modern History (as editor) (Houndmills: Palgrave, 2014), Edward Jenner (Stroud: History Press, 2015), and The Science of Sympathy: Morality, Evolution and Victorian Civilization (Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, in press). Boddice holds a Ph.D in History from the University of York (2006).
 





The series's other books Full list

Related books

Gyógyszerek

10%3 510 Ft3 900 Ft

Add to cart
This site uses cookies to improve your user experience. Details Accept