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Author Boddice, Rob, author
Title Pain : a very short introduction / Rob Boddice
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  RB127 .B62 2017    AVAILABLE    30600020115664
Edition First edition
Descript xviii, 133 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Very short introductions ; 528
Very short introductions ; 528
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-126) and index
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.-- Source other than Library of Congress
Subject Pain -- Treatment -- History
Pain -- History
Pain -- Religious aspects -- History
Pain. fast (OCoLC)fst01050382
Pain -- Religious aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst01050406
Pain -- Treatment. fast (OCoLC)fst01050415
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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