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By Mara Buchbinder

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

Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in a pediatric ache health center in California, Mara Buchbinder explores how clinicians, adolescent sufferers, and their households make experience of confusing indicators and paintings to relieve ache. via cautious awareness to the language of pain—including narratives, conversations, versions, and metaphors—and specific research of ways younger soreness victims make that means via interactions with others, her ebook finds that in spite of the fact that deepest soreness will be, making experience of it really is profoundly social.

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