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A Sociological Approach to Acquired Brain Injury and Identity

Harvey, Jonathan (2017) A Sociological Approach to Acquired Brain Injury and Identity. Routledge. ISBN 9781472474476

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Abstract

Inspired by the author’s personal experience of sustaining acquired brain injury (ABI), this path-breaking book explores the (re)construction of identity after ABI. It offers a way of understanding ABI through a social scientific lens, promoting an understanding that is generated through close engagement with the lives and experiences of ABI survivors. The author follows the everyday experiences of six male survivors and critically investigates their identity (re)construction after their ABI. As well as demonstrating identity (re)construction after ABI, the experiences of the participants allow the reader to investigate neurological rehabilitation from their perspective. This book suggests that rehabilitation after ABI is often a continual process that extends beyond the formal, medically prescribed period. It also shows that identity after ABI is often (re)constructed in an unpredictable way; a way that emphasises the importance of reciprocal support and the uncertainty of future life. A Sociological Approach to Acquired Brain Injury and Identity is essential reading for academics and students from a range of social scientific disciplines with an interest in biographical or ethnographic research methods. This book offers a social scientific view of rehabilitation and as such is also essential reading for academics, students and professionals with an interest in health and illness, particularly neurological rehabilitation and brain injury rehabilitation.

Item Type: Book
Divisions: Health Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Alice Primmer
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2018 12:14
Last Modified: 22 May 2019 11:46
URI: http://marjon.collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/17196

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