All in Your Head: Making Sense of Pediatric Pain by Mara Buchbinder

By Mara Buchbinder

even if discomfort is a common human adventure, many view the soreness of others as deepest, immune to language, and, consequently, primarily unknowable. And, but, regardless of the most obvious limits to comprehending another’s inner country, language is all that we've got to translate ache from the solitary and unknowable to a phenomenon richly defined in literature, medication, and daily life. with out denying the non-public dimensions of soreness, All on your Head bargains a wholly clean viewpoint that considers how discomfort should be configured, controlled, defined, or even skilled in deeply relational ways.

Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in a pediatric soreness health center in California, Mara Buchbinder explores how clinicians, adolescent sufferers, and their households make feel of difficult indicators and paintings to relieve discomfort. via cautious recognition to the language of pain—including narratives, conversations, types, and metaphors—and unique research of ways younger discomfort victims make which means via interactions with others, her publication unearths that besides the fact that deepest ache will be, making feel of it's profoundly social.

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