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social constructionism in health
cultural construction of health - as a community
performativity - i.e. cultural practices for maintaining good health, avoiding ill health
wearing a scarf even when not cold
maglieta de salute - 'shirt of health'
social norms around health
talking openly about health, offering advice, making other peoples' health your business
naming and its
Changing how we feel - when we have a name for our health concern, we may feel different. e.g. I AM autistic, I HAVE cancer. Psychological impacts
soffro di cervicale
not really a translation - does it not exist in UK?
the neck is not a part of the body that i pay particular attention to. Don't notice other people talking about it much.
language is a vessel - can get from the point of potentially feeling a certain way and making the decision that you DO feel that way, and having that solidified by other people around you reaffirming your decision through a shared understanding and belief
when it is not reaffirmed, there are impacts. i.e. poor healthcare/healthcare injustice (Peled, 2018)
Peled, Y., 2018. Language barriers and epistemic injustice in healthcare settings. Bioethics.
Nettleton, S., 2006. ‘I just want permission to be ill’: towards a sociology of medically unexplained symptoms. Social science & medicine, 62(5), pp.1167-1178.
‘ society does not readily grant permission to be ill in the absence of an ‘accepted’ abnormal pathology or physiology.’ p.1176
'If you cannot name it, you cannot suffer from it. If you do not know where it is, it cannot hurt you.' bbc
Colpo d'aria :
more holistic way of looking at body?? doesn't separate up the different parts of the body but connects them all. the colpo d'aria can affect any part of your body in multiple ways. recognising that illnesses are not contained in specific parts of bodies but can impact in many ways at once in many different areas e.g. mentally, psychologically and within different body parts
"hit of air" and seems to be incredibly dangerous for Italians. bbc
'soffro' - suffer. translation seems very severe, big deal for me. Relates to the way that sickness in the UK is something not to be exaggerated. to be brushed aside.
illness=soc constructed - social forces and characteristics shape understandings of and actions towards health, illness and healing
Brown, P. (1995). Naming and Framing: The Social Construction of Diagnosis and Illness, Journal of Health and Social Behaviour. Extra Issue: Forty Years of Medical Sociology: The State of the Art and Directions for the Future, pp.34-52.
causes of health issues
a blast of air on the neck, throat or head - huff post
sit in the draught - bbc
"hit of air" and seems to be incredibly dangerous for Italians. - bbc
Wet hair, sitting in a draft, going barefoot whether inside or out, or failure to wear a “maglia della salute“ (undershirt) in the winter months - huffington post
I can walk around with wet hair - bbc
'To live so brazenly' - huff
And since it was February, I could possibly blame it on the change of seasons, which is almost as dangerous as a blast of air. - huff
walking barefoot on my tile all month, and going outside without an undershirt.
winter - bbc
Being Italian is bad for your health. bbc
Could knowledge of anatomy be bad for your health? - bbc
leave the gym sweaty to have my shower at home -bbc
I too was suffering from another common Italian health hazard, "the change of season"? - bbc
Brit would justify as 'lack of sleep was to blame' - bbc
seen as genuine justification for him
responses in the articles
tendency for sarcasm and humour - not taking it seriously
idea that it only affects Italians
pride at their 'invincibility' and 'ability' to go against the social bodily rituals assoc with good health for italians
attempts to understand it?