The illness is part of the person: Discourses of blame, individual responsibility and individuation at a centre for spiritual healing in the north of England

McClean, S. (2005) The illness is part of the person: Discourses of blame, individual responsibility and individuation at a centre for spiritual healing in the north of England. Sociology of Health and Illness, 27 (5). pp. 628-648. ISSN 0141-9889

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9566.2005.00459.x

Abstract

This paper explores how the current political and ideological debates on blame and individual responsibility for health are also present and prevalent within marginal complementary therapies. The central argument and key contribution of the paper is that the popularity of complementary and alternative medicine is conceptualised as a reaction against the depersonalisation of biomedicine.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:complementary and alternative medicine, spiritual healing, blame, individual responsibility
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Health and Social Sciences
ID Code:2001
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Deposited On:21 Jan 2010 13:07
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