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Obdurate pains, transient intensities: affect and the chronically-pained body

Bissell, David


In contrast to other discourse-centric explorations, I rethink the embodied experience of chronic pain through an affective ontology. Drawing on intensity, as a way of coming to know the qualitative experiential dimension of affect as diminished or heightened, I explore some of the complex relationships between intensity, desirability, and intentionality that cohere around pained bodies. In contrast to transient pain, chronic pain is presented as an undesirable affective intensity that has no...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Environment and Planning A
DOI: 10.1068/a40309


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