What insights about the body can be gained though anthropological approaches to pain
A Coggle Diagram about Jason Throop 2008
From Pain to Virtue: Dysphoric Sensations and
Moral Sensibilities in Yap (Waqab),
Federated States of Micronesia, PAIN ("Pain resists the objectification of standard medical testing; there are no pain meters no biochemichemical assays for pain." (good, 1992:39), Pain resists localisation; most efforts to identify the site of orgin of chronic pain, dispite advances in imaging techniques , and nearly all surgical attempts to remove pain pathways are undone by the body's effecient generation of new pathways" (good ,1992; 39) and ‘Chronic pain’ is a completely arbitrary convention; sub-acute or ongoing acute pain gets reclassified as chronic pain after six months.
There is no biological function for chronic pain, and it often cannot be directly correlated with tissue damage.
(Morris 1991)), A Body in Pain: The Making of a World Of Chronic Pain Good, Byron (1992: 29-48) and The Body in Pain (Scarry, 1985)