A New History of Identity: A Sociology of Medical Knowledge by D. ArmstrongA New History of Identity: A Sociology of Medical Knowledge by D. Armstrong

A New History of Identity: A Sociology of Medical Knowledge

byD. Armstrong

Hardcover | March 15, 2002

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Medical texts provide a powerful means of accessing contemporary perceptions of illness and through them assumptions about the nature of the body and identity. By mapping these perceptions, from their 19th century focus on illness located in a biological body through to their 'discovery' of the psycho-social patient of the late 20th century, a history of identity, both physical and psychological, is revealed.
David Armstrong is at the School of Medicine, King's College London.
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Title:A New History of Identity: A Sociology of Medical KnowledgeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:March 15, 2002Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333968921

ISBN - 13:9780333968925

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Table of Contents

Constructing the Body * Negotiating Death * Discovering Origins * Making the Body Move * Creating a Social Identity * Invoking Subjectivity * Instilling Agency * Confessing Death * Dimensionalizing Identity * Becoming a Risk * Death of the Old Hospital * Birth of Primary Care * Ecce Homo * Identity of the Observer * The Subject of Knowledge