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Traumatic brain injury - alienation from the body and getting acquainted with it again

Annamaria Marttila, University of Oulu, Finland.

Traumatic brain injury - alienation from the body and getting acquainted with it again

The article discusses medical anthropology in the context of modern western society and is based on my PhD concerning the cultural models of the self-experiences of the traumatic brain injured people. Material for this study was gathered in Finland during 2006-2008. First, I sketch the area of my study by positioning it within the fields of medical anthropology and social study of the body. Then, I discuss my study, first from the viewpoint of social body in medicine and then from the viewpoint of narrating the self. Finally, I conclude the article by outlining the changed self of the injured person.

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18.02.2010

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