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Football and its Communities 2012

Football and its Communities 2012 From club-sponsored outreach initiatives to organisations that bring together a team’s supporters, football clubs play a vital role in building and sustaining communities. This volume explores the significance and value of such activities, as well as the critical issues they raise. Essays examine the dynamic […]

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New Perspectives on the End of Life Dying is all about human beings in relationship with themselves and with one another. It identifies a relational process, a coming to terms with limitation; and ‘a good death’ identifies a dying process that has been marked by personal growth, deepening understanding, and […]

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Configuring Madness: Representation, Context & Meaning The 1st Global Conference on Madness hosted in Oxford, September 2008 brought together an eclectic group of people interested in establishing interdisciplinary dialogues on the profoundly complex and deeply cultural notion of ‘madness’ and what it means to be ‘mad.’ The confluence of ideas, […]

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Beyond Diagnosis: Relating Person to Patient, Patient to Person Human beings are patients-in-waiting, waiting for a diagnosis that will confirm their patienthood. As consumers of patient caring services we are all required to submit to its technologies and, in an uneasy alliance with professionals, forced to conform to an appropriately […]

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Autonomous, Responsible, Alone “Empowered” patients create advantages for themselves and communities by monitoring their own needs and reducing loads on overstretched resources. But the patient-consumer can be seen as isolated and overly responsible for choices about their care. This volume reflects on isolation and relationships in health care, including relationships […]

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At the Edge of Being: The Aporia of Pain This book represents a challenge to the influential medico-political discourse that seeks to classify and manage chronic pain as if it were a disease in its own right, while at the same time preserving its status as a symptom. The chapters […]

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