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dc.contributor.authorJackson, Jean E.
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T18:31:47Z
dc.date.available2011-09-23T18:31:47Z
dc.date.issued2011-05
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-4051-8949-1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/65949
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION The topic of pain offers a treasure trove of anthropological research projects that pose intriguing intellectual challenges. To begin with an obvious point, pain, especially chronic pain, is a hugely important issue: 40 percent of patients seeking medical attention cite pain as the reason; approximately 45 percent of people will experience chronic pain at some point during their lives (Taylor 2006: 237); an estimated 86 million Americans have some form of chronic pain (Sullivan 2007: 263); and over US $100 billion is spent yearly in treatment-related costs and lost-work productivity due to chronic pain (Sullivan 2007: 268). Also, pain medicine intersects in complex, anthropologically fascinating ways with powerful institutions like the insurance and pharmaceutical industries, and government. Another reason to encourage more research is that new insights emerging from social science investigations can potentially ameliorate the distress experienced by pain sufferers and those around them.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Pubishersen_US
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dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.sourceProf. Jackson via Michelle Baildonen_US
dc.titlePain and Bodiesen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.identifier.citationJackson, Jean E. "Pain and Bodies" in A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment, Frances E. Mascia-Lees (Editor), Chapter 21, Wiley-Blackwell, May 2011.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Anthropology Programen_US
dc.contributor.approverJackson, Jean E.
dc.contributor.mitauthorJackson, Jean E.
dc.relation.journalA Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodimenten_US
dc.eprint.versionAuthor's final manuscripten_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/BookItemen_US
dspace.orderedauthorsJackson, Jean E.en_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7036-3865
mit.licenseOPEN_ACCESS_POLICYen_US


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