21. Pain

Pain and Bodies

  1. Frances E. Mascia-Lees
  1. Jean E. Jackson

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch21

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

How to Cite

Jackson, J. E. (2011) Pain, in A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment (ed F. E. Mascia-Lees), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch21

Editor Information

  1. Rutgers University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189491

Online ISBN: 9781444340488

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Keywords:

  • pain - pain and bodies;
  • pain, treasure trove - of anthropological research projects;
  • academic disciplines, studying pain - psychophysics and biomedical engineering to philosophy;
  • Joanna Kempner, and biomedicine - what is biological, and therefore natural;
  • pain, occupying a center stage - in the West's cultural production;
  • areas of pain research - and treatment of most interest to anthropology;
  • neurological approaches to pain;
  • pain medicine, stand-alone specialty in 1970s;
  • pain, continuing to be seen - as a “thing” rather than an experience;
  • understanding role played by “the fundamental experiences of agency and accident”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Neurological Approaches to Pain

  • Some Clinical Considerations

  • The Biopsychosocial Approach to Chronic Pain Treatment

  • Pain Narratives

  • Conclusions

  • References