A wide range of international contributions draw on theoretical and empirical sources to explore whether alternatives exist to both conceptualise and conduct research into what people do and don’t do, in relation to their health and experiences of illness.
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'This book describes the lives and personalities of 20 remarkable people from the past, who may well have had Asperger's syndrome (AS). Famous in the fields of art, literature and science, among others, they illustrate vividly how highly intelligent people are able to surmount some of the problems that AS causes and achieve so much - more than…
- Presents a collection of international contributions that complement, as well as critique, dominant conceptualisations of health behaviour
- Includes a wide range of both theoretical perspectives and empirical cases
- Reasserts the unique contribution social sciences can make to health research
- Challenges assumptions about the usefulness of the concept of health behaviour
- A timely publication given the rise of chronic and lifestyle diseases and the resulting changes in global health agendas