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Other TitlesDiscursive psychology and embodiment: beyond subject-object binaries
AbstractIn this chapter we develop a psychological approach to pain as an embodied activity in interaction based on grounded analyses of how pain as a sensorial experience is brought out as an objective matter in medical consultations. Drawing upon discursive psychology (DP) and multimodal conversation analysis, we examine the verbal and embodied resources that accomplish pain, and their organisation with respect to turn and sequence. We demonstrate how pain as a sensorial experience is a practical and joint accomplishment embedded in the ongoing social interaction. Our chapter speaks to theoretical issues within DP, demonstrating the value a praxeological and multimodal approach can have for tackling issues of embodiment, which is of central importance to understanding issues of human sociality.
CitationLa J, Weatherall A (2021) 'Pain displays as embodied activity in medical interaction', in Wiggins S, Cromdal KO (ed(s).). Discursive psychology and embodiment: beyond subject-object binaries, : Palgrave Macmillan pp.197-220.