Anthropology and Nursing - Routledge Library Editions: Social and Cultural Anthropology (Hardback)
  • Anthropology and Nursing - Routledge Library Editions: Social and Cultural Anthropology (Hardback)
zoom

Anthropology and Nursing - Routledge Library Editions: Social and Cultural Anthropology (Hardback)

(editor), (editor)
£110.00
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 21/07/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Nursing has been described as the most 'natural' female occupation of all, embodying the so-called feminine ideals of tenderness and caring. Yet these ideals are juxtaposed with images of nurses as sex objects, or as ruthlessly efficient harridans. How have these very different images been constructed? And how do they relate to the reality of nursing - the close contact with blood, urine and faeces, and the involvement with the rites of birth, illness and death? This book, first published in 1991, explores the alternative ways different societies have developed to reconcile these contradictions. Using contemporary, historical and cross-cultural case material, the contributors trace the historical development of the role, and investigate the expected qualities of nurses within different cultural settings, such as India, Uganda and Japan. They look closely at 'the nurse' as a social construct, and demonstrate how the stereotypes relate to a particular society's notions of gender. Designed primarily for anthropologists and sociologists interested in health, illness and systems of health care, this book challenges some of the myths of traditional nursing studies and provides an original perspective on doctor/nurse/patient relationships.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138928244
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm

You may also be interested in...

Three Women
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Three Women
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Who Owns England?
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
The Celts
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Gift
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Money
Added to basket
£3.50
Paperback
The Divide
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Added to basket
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Added to basket
Guns, Germs and Steel
Added to basket
The Goodness Paradox
Added to basket
How to Be Human
Added to basket
£9.99   £6.99
Paperback
Factfulness
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Sapiens
Added to basket
£10.99   £6.99
Paperback
Three Tigers, One Mountain
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.