The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

Embodiment and bodily description: common sense data in expert accounts

Shakespeare, Pam (2006). Embodiment and bodily description: common sense data in expert accounts. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3(1) pp. 59–69.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/1478088706qp054oa
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

This paper explores the use made of descriptions of embodiment and embodied activity in a collection of articles, which include case histories in different therapeutic traditions. As a context, the paper draws on three interests of ethnomethodology: how description is constructed; what competent ordinary members (of society) understand as elicited form accounts; and how work practice can be articulated. Primarily using introductory sections of accounts about cases in a spread of therapeutic traditions, the paper analyses how ordinary commonplace accouts of embodiment may offer initial clues as to the 'state' of the client, present a picture of the problem, or be used as relevant biographical data. A key feature of the analysis is to show that these embodied accounts, using ordinary lay language, do important work in establishing problems as 'in and part of the world', but are also an appropriate supplement to thereapeutic accounts.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1478-0895
Keywords: commonsense understandings; embodiment; ethonmethodology; therapy; work practices
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Item ID: 3182
Depositing User: Users 2400 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3182
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

View Item
Report issue / request change

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340   general-enquiries@open.ac.uk