By Mara Buchbinder

even though discomfort is a common human adventure, many view the ache of others as deepest, immune to language, and, for this reason, primarily unknowable. And, but, regardless of the most obvious limits to comprehending another’s inner nation, language is all that we've got to translate ache from the solitary and unknowable to a phenomenon richly defined in literature, drugs, and way of life. with out denying the personal dimensions of discomfort, All on your Head bargains a completely clean standpoint that considers how soreness should be configured, controlled, defined, or even skilled in deeply relational ways.

Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in a pediatric soreness health facility in California, Mara Buchbinder explores how clinicians, adolescent sufferers, and their households make feel of difficult signs and paintings to relieve ache. via cautious consciousness to the language of pain—including narratives, conversations, types, and metaphors—and exact research of ways younger soreness victims make that means via interactions with others, her e-book unearths that in spite of the fact that inner most discomfort should be, making feel of it's profoundly social.

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