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Vital BodiesLiving with Illness$
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Charlotte Bates

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447335047

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447335047.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Vital Bodies

Charlotte Bates

Policy Press

This book is the story of twelve people, each living with illness. Based on ethnographic research conducted over one year, it unfolds everyday experiences of living with a long term physical or mental health condition. In doing so, the book offers an innovative account of the body, health and illness in everyday life told from a sociological perspective.

Keywords:   Illness, Everyday life, Personal life, Listening, Visual sociology, Sociology of health and illness, Living with a chronical disease

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