首頁外文書人文科普 〉The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers
商品訊息
作者書籍
The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers

The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers


作者  /  Joanna Bourke

出版社 / OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

出版日期 / 2017/02/01

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$605

售價 / 9折, NT$ 545

※ 此商品需向門市調貨,備齊後出貨


The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers 其它優惠/消息


introduction all_character


內容簡介

Everyone knows what is feels like to be in pain. Scraped knees, toothaches, migraines, giving birth, cancer, heart attacks, and heartaches: pain permeates our entire lives. We also witness other people - loved ones - suffering, and we 'feel with' them.

It is easy to assume this is the end of the story: 'pain-is-pain-is-pain', and that is all there is to say. But it is not. In fact, the way in which people respond to what they describe as 'painful' has changed considerably over time. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, for example, people believed that pain served a specific (and positive) function - it was a message from God or Nature; it would perfect the spirit. 'Suffer in this life and you wouldn't suffer in the next one'. Submission to pain was required. Nothing could be more removed from twentieth and twenty-first century understandings, where pain is regarded as an unremitting evil to be 'fought'.

Focusing on the English-speaking world, this book tells the story of pain since the eighteenth century, addressing fundamental questions about the experience and nature of suffering over the last three centuries. How have those in pain interpreted their suffering - and how have these interpretations changed over time? How have people learnt to conduct themselves when suffering? How do friends and family react? And what about medical professionals: should they immerse themselves in the suffering person or is the best response a kind of professional detachment?

As Joanna Bourke shows in this fascinating investigation, people have come up with many different answers to these questions over time. And a history of pain can tell us a great deal about how we might respond to our own suffering in the present - and, just as importantly, to the suffering of those around us.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681419360008
ISBN 13 /9780199689439
ISBN 10 /0199689431
EAN /9780199689439

頁數416
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份


科普產品推薦

The Universe in Bite-sized Chunks

Colin Stuart

NT$550

9折, NT$495

Maths in Bite-sized Chunks

Chris Waring

NT$550

9折, NT$495




Share/Save/Bookmark

查看全台書店有無此商品

 

熱銷商品