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Vital bodies

Living with illness

Published

12 Dec 2018

Page count

184 pages

ISBN

978-1447335061

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Published

12 Dec 2018

Page count

184 pages

ISBN

978-1447335047

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Published

12 Dec 2018

Page count

184 pages

ISBN

978-1447335078

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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    12 Dec 2018

    Page count

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    Dimensions

    234 x 156 mm

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    This book is the story of twelve people, each living with long-term illness. Delving into the routines and rhythms of everyday life, the book reveals the significance of the things that we usually take for granted, from what we eat to when we sleep, how we move, and what we wear. Learning from the lives portrayed, it explores ideas of care, vulnerability and choice, questioning what it means to live a modern life with illness and illuminating the vitality of bodies along the way.

    Juxtaposing academic text with rich descriptions and vivid illustrations, including video stills, journal extracts, and drawings, the book highlights the sensory and emotional intimacies of visual sociology and demonstrates the use and value of sensuous scholarship.

    Charlotte Bates is a Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University.

    Introduction;

    Eat;

    Exercise;

    Sleep;

    Genes and Organs;

    Feet and Legs;

    Hands and Hearts;

    Conclusion.