The Birth of the Clinic

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135864837

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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In this remarkable book Michel Foucault, one of the most influential thinkers of recent times, calls us to look critically at specific historical events in order to uncover new layers of significance. In doing so, he challenges our assumptions not only about history, but also about the nature of language and reason, even of truth. The scope of such an undertaking is vast, but by means of his uniquely engaging narrative style, Foucault’s penetrating gaze is skilfully able to confront our own. After reading his words our perceptions are never quite the same again.

Die Geburt der Klinik

eine Archäologie des ärztlichen Blicks

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596274000

Category: Hospitals

Page: 218

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Philosophische Abhandlung Michel Foucaults über die Macht und Hierarchie in staatlichen Institutionen sowie deren Auswirkung auf die Personen, die sich in diesen Institutionen aufhalten.

Immunitas

The Protection and Negation of Life

Author: Roberto Esposito

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745649149

Category: Philosophy

Page: 207

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This book by Roberto Esposito - a leading Italian political philosopher - is a highly original exploration of the relationship between human bodies and societies. The original function of law, even before it was codified, was to preserve peaceful cohabitation between people who were exposed to the risk of destructive conflict. Just as the human body's immune system protects the organism from deadly incursions by viruses and other threats, law also ensures the survival of the community in a life-threatening situation. It protects and prolongs life. But the function of law as a form of immunization points to a more disturbing consideration. Like the individual body, the collective body can be immunized from the perceived danger only by allowing a little of what threatens it to enter its protective boundaries. This means that in order to escape the clutches of death, life is forced to incorporate within itself the lethal principle. Starting from this reflection on the nature of immunization, Esposito offers a wide-ranging analysis of contemporary biopolitics. Never more than at present has the demand for immunization come to characterize all aspects of our existence. The more we feel at risk of being infiltrated and infected by foreign elements, the more the life of the individual and society closes off within its protective boundaries, forcing us to choose between a self-destructive outcome and a more radical alternative based on a new conception of community.

Fever Hospitals and Fever Nurses

A British Social History of Fever Nurses: A National Service

Author: Margaret Currie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134265263

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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This well researched book provides an interesting study of the development of fever hospitals and fever nursing, mainly in nineteenth and twentieth century Britain. It provides new insights into the development of nursing roles and nurse education and looks at the lives of key figures at that time. The text examines how this once important branch of the nursing profession emerged in the nineteenth century, only to be discarded in the second half of the following century. Drawing on the work of Goffman and Foucault, the study shows how, aided by medical advances, fever nurses transformed their custodial duties into a therapeutic role and how training schemes were implemented to improve the recruitment and retention of nurses. As standards of living improved and patient’s chances of recovery increased, many fever hospitals became redundant and fever nurses were no longer required. The wisdom of creating fever hospitals and then disbanding them is questioned in the light of changing disease patterns, international travel and the threat posed by biological warfare.

Reassessing Foucault

Power, Medicine and the Body

Author: Colin Jones,Roy Porter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134671547

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 8648

Though Foucault is now widely taught in universities, his writings are notoriously difficult. Reassessing Foucault critically examines the implications of his work for students and researchers in a wide range of areas in the social and human sciences. Focusing on the social history of medicine, successive chapters deal with his historiographical, methodological and philosophical writings, his ideas about prisons, hospitals, madness and disease, and his thinking about the body. The book also suggests ways in which Foucault's influence will continue to dominate cultural history and the social sciences.

The Consultation in Phytotherapy E-Book

The Herbal Practitioner's Approach to the Patient

Author: Peter Conway

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455725277

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 6878

The Consultation in Phytotherapy considers the means by which the herbal practitioner can seek to appreciate the patient's predicament. Written for both herbal medicine students and practitioners, the book takes a radical approach, challenging readers to reflect on the nature, scope and methods of the consultation in herbal practice. The author asserts that the effective consultation represents a therapeutic act in and of itself, and proposes strategies for maximising and realising this therapeutic potential. The book provides both a complement to, and a critique of, mainstream texts on clinical diagnosis and case management. It contrasts the herbal consultation with that occurring in conventional medicine and offers rationales, arguments and tools aimed at developing an enhanced capacity to achieve profound results in the herbal clinical encounter. About the Author Peter Conway is a practising medical herbalist and has been involved in developing and teaching on several BSc and MSc courses in herbal medicine. He is the President of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy and a Director of the European Herbal and Traditional medicine Practitioners Association. Peter helped draft the National Professional Standards for Herbal Medicine and sat on the Department of Health Steering Group on the Statutory Regulation of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. Key features Provides a context for understanding and appreciating what is meant by "phytotherapy" Explores the notion of the therapeutic relationship in herbal practice and how this can practically be facilitated Considers all aspects pertaining to the aims and structure of the herbal consultation, including history taking, physical examination, investigation, concluding the consultation and providing ongoing care Examines and integrates a broad range of perspectives including those connected with: placebo and the meaning response; complexity and chaos theories; psychoneuroimmunology; evidence- and narrative-based medicine; and phenomenological and traditional medicine approaches.

Un/knowing Bodies

Author: Joanna Latimer,Michael Schillmeier

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Leading international authors from across the social science disciplines explore the contemporary re-theorizing of bodies as known, knowing and unknowing. Presents cutting-edge research on ageing, disability, and biomedicine, together with original philosophical debates about the body and embodiment Offers exciting and creative approaches to researching disembodiment and to the practice, organization, and conduct of care Original exploration of contemporary theory and social philosophy on the body Includes innovative and creative approaches to care and primary research in medicine, genetics, disability, and ageing studies

Foucault and Literature

Towards a Geneaology of Writing

Author: Simon During

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134982070

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sociology of the Body

A Reader

Author: Jacqueline Low,Claudia Malacrida

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195425482

Category: Social Science

Page: 385

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Sociology of the Body is an introductory text reader that provides students with insight into theories and issues that shape contemporary perspectives of the body. Combining the work of classical theorists with modern-day sociological theory, the text takes a broad approach to achieving a sociological understanding of the body.

The Philosophy of Foucault

Author: Todd May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317493842

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Michel Foucault's historical and philosophical investigations have gone through many phases: the archaeological, the genealogical, and the ethical among them. What remains constant, however, is the question that motivates them: who are we? Todd May follows Foucault's itinerary from his early history of madness to his posthumously published College de France lectures and shows how the question of who we are shifts and changes but remains constantly at or just below the surface of his writings. By approaching Foucault's work in this way, May is able to offer readers an engaging and illuminating way to understand Foucault. Each of Foucault's key works - "Madness and Civilization," "The Archaeology of Knowledge," "The Order of Things," "Discipline and Punish" and the multi-volume "History of Sexuality" - are examined in detail and situated in an historical context that makes effective use of comparisons with other thinkers such as Freud, Nietzsche and Sartre. Throughout this book May strikes a balance between sympathetic presentation and criticism of Foucault's ideas and in so doing exposes Foucault's contributions of lasting value. "The Philosophy of Foucault" is an accessible and stimulating introduction to one of the most popular and influential thinkers of recent years and will be welcomed by students studying Foucault as part of politics, sociology, history and philosophy courses.

Psychologists on Psychology (Classic Edition)

Author: David Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131761268X

Category: Psychology

Page: 292

View: 2001

This is a Classic Edition of David Cohen’s unique collection of interviews with eminent psychologists, first published in 1977. The book presents conversations with thirteen of the world’s great psychologists, who dominated the subject from 1950 to 1980, and who shaped psychology as we know it today. Those interviewed include Burrhus Skinner, Donald Broadbent, Hans Eysenck and also R.D Laing, Noam Chomsky, and Niko Tinbergen. This classic edition contains a newly written introduction which contextualises the interviews as a critique and diagnosis of the problems of contemporary psychology in the mid 1970’s. Together, the interviews cover a broad range of approaches, and the lively debates about theory, practice and what it means to be human which were occurring at that time. The book shows the different approaches each psychologist has to the subject and why, in terms of background, education, experimental research and personal preference, they came to the positions they hold. The classic edition of Psychologists on Psychology provides an astute, critical snapshot of psychology at that time. It will be of great interest to anyone with an interest in psychology, the history of psychology, and the history of ideas.

Traditions of science

cross-cultural perspectives : essays in honour of B.V. Subbarayappa

Author: B. V. Subbarayappa,Purusottama Bilimoria,Melukote K. Sridhar

Publisher: Munshirm Manoharlal Pub Pvt Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 346

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Contributed articles.

The discovery of society

Author: Randall Collins,Michael Makowsky

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780075537540

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 9606

This classic text explores the lives and ideas of the social thinkers who have shaped and continue to forge traditions in sociology. Focusing on the great names in the field, it weaves biographical and conceptual details into a tapestry of the history of social thought of the 19th and 20th centuries. Written in a narrative style that is accessible and exciting, this text is an excellent supplement for courses in social/sociological theory, the history of social thought, the history of sociology, and introduction to sociology..