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Dancers' perceptions of pain and injury: positive and negative effects.
Two hundred and four dance students, professionals, and former dancers in the UK completed questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, and a body scanning and mapping process aimed at gaining anExpand
The thing about pain: The remaking of illness narratives in chronic pain expressions on social media
In this article, we analyse chronic pain narratives on Flickr and Tumblr and formulate a typology of chronic pain expressions on these sites. Expand
Mapping embodiment: methodologies for representing pain and injury
This article examines the insights that visualization technologies such as 3D body scanning and mapping may provide for understanding embodied experience. The analysis draws on data from a researchExpand
Educating with the hands: working on the body/self in Alexander Technique.
  • Jen Tarr
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Sociology of health & illness
  • 1 December 2010
Traditionally, forms of body work such as Alexander Technique have been excluded from mainstream biomedicine and healthcare, despite attempts by practitioners to have the work accepted within theExpand
Challenges for this place or any place: student preferences for lecture ‘places’ in a blended learning environment
With advances in technology, students now have a choice of ‘learning places’ that enables them to "be connected to a community of learners anytime and anywhere without being time, place orExpand
Too Much Information: Visual Research Ethics in the Age of Wearable Cameras
When everything you see is data, what ethical principles apply? This paper argues that first-person digital recording technologies challenge traditional institutional approaches to research ethics,Expand
On liveness: using arts workshops as a research method
Drawing on a research project using arts workshops to explore pain communication, we develop a methodological reflection on the significance of the liveness of arts-based methods. We discuss howExpand
Beyond the binaries: reshaping pain communication through arts workshops.
Pain is difficult to communicate and translate into language, yet most social research on pain experience uses questionnaires and semi-structured interviews that rely on words. In addition to theExpand
Habit and conscious control
This article examines the process of learning the Alexander Technique, a method of body re-education, in relation to Bourdieu's observation that bodily knowledge is often subconscious and not easilyExpand
Painscapes: Communicating Pain
This book brings into dialogue approaches from anthropology, sociology, visual art, theatre, and literature to question what kinds of relations, frames and politics constitute pain across disciplinesExpand