The first book to fully explore the multiple ways in which body work features in health and social care and the meanings of this work both for those employed to do it and those on whose bodies they work.
Explores the commonalities between different sectors of work, including those outside health and social care
Contributions come from an international range of experts
Draws on perspectives from across the medical, therapeutic, and care fields
Incorporates a variety of methodological approaches, from life history analysis to ethnographic studies and first person accounts
Keywords: Sociology of Health & Illness, Body work, health, illness, , social care, medical, therapeutic, , therapy, sociology, social policy,