Table of Contents

Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of contributors; Preface and acknowledgements; Introducing material; discursive approaches to health and illness Lucy Yardley; Introducing discursive methods Lucy Yardley; What role does the body have in illness? Alan Radley; Interpretative phenomenological analysis and the psychology of health and illness Jonathan A.Smith, Paul Flowers and Mike Osborn; Social and material ecologies for hearing impairment William Noble; Disorientation in the (post) modern world Lucy Yardley Accessible introduction to social constructionist and discursive approaches to the field of health psychology which, unlike traditional models uses the person's experience and feelings as the central focus of interest.