Quality of life : nomadological insights : a nomadic exploration of quality of life in long-term conditions

Lhussier, Monique (2009) Quality of life : nomadological insights : a nomadic exploration of quality of life in long-term conditions. VDM Verlag, Saarbrücken. ISBN 9783639201215

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Abstract

The meaning and value of quality of life has eluded researchers and philosophers for centuries. In this book I take the reader through a textual journey, so that it may be approached differently. Qualitative research chapters are alternated with those analysing the political and cultural background to their making. These texts are then woven into a deconstruction of quality of life in the five oppositional pairs of life and death, health and illness, independence and dependence, empowerment and disempowerment and certainty and uncertainty. This deconstructive thread informs and is informed by the texts studied, in a dis-order created to blur boundaries between established categories and deterritorialise the concept. Powerful discourses are highlighted, which shape a quality of life text for people with long-term conditions. This book is thus essentially about the application of Deleuzo-Guattarian concepts to the study of quality of life and health. As such, it is aimed at a broad audience of health care professionals, quality of life researchers, postmodernists, sociologists and students interested in postmodern approaches to research.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Public Health and Wellbeing
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Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2009 12:58
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 10:25
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1214

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