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Assemblages of Health

Deleuze's Empiricism and the Ethology of Life

Duff, Cameron

2014, XVIII, 209 p.

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  • First systematic assessment of the significance of Deleuze’s work for research in Health Sciences
  • Provides an accessible introduction to Deleuze’s key ideas and concepts
  • Provides case studies illustrating the application of Deleuze’s ideas
  • Sets out new directions for health care policy and practice

This book presents a review of Deleuze’s key methods and concepts in the course of exploring how these methods may be applied in contemporary studies of health and illness. Taken from a Deleuzian perspective, health and wellbeing will be characterized as a discontinuous process of affective and relational transitions.

The book argues that health, conceived in terms of the quality of life, is advanced or facilitated in the provision of new affective sensitivities and new relational capacities. Following an assessment of Deleuze’s key ideas, the book will offer a series of case studies designed to illustrate how Deleuze’s ideas can be applied to select health problems. This analysis draws out the specific advantages of a Deleuzian approach to public health research, establishing grounds for more widespread engagement with Deleuze’s ideas across the health and social sciences.

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Keywords » Assemblages of Health - Deleuze's key concepts - Developmental Ethology - Drug Prevenion and Harm Reduction Strategies - Foucault - Gilles Deleuze - Health Prevention - Health Promotion Strategies - Health and Ethics - Health and Illness - Health and Social Sciences - Health and Well-Being - Human Development - Misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs - Mitigation of Illness - Positive Conceptualisation of Health - Promoting Health and Modifying Assemblages - Promotion of Health - Quality of Life Studies - Recovery from Mental Illness - Social Determinants of Health - Sociology of Health and Illness - Study of Health and Illness - Transcendental Empiricism

Related subjects » Epistemology & Philosophy of Science - Public Health - Wellbeing & Quality-of-Life

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