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dc.contributor.authorPearce, Caroline
dc.contributor.authorKomaromy, Carol
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-07T08:13:07Z
dc.date.available2022-06-07T08:13:07Z
dc.date.issued2022-07
dc.identifier.issn1363-4593
dc.identifier.other10.1177_1363459320931914
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/337789
dc.description.abstractThis paper addresses the complex issue of the embodiment of grief. It explores how a theoretical shift to the body has influenced scholarly literature about grief and bereavement. Despite this shift, we argue that bodily interpretations and experiences are undertheorised in western psychological literature on bereavement. Specifically, we argue that linear stage models of grief have encouraged the view that grief needs 'working through' in the mind, and not necessarily the body. We draw on empirical data from interviews with bereaved people undertaken in England to illustrate aspects of the embodied experience of grief that differ from how psychological grief theories conceive of the bereaved person's body. Findings highlight the role of the bereaved person's body in managing grief and how the absence and continuing presence of the deceased person is managed through embodied practices. We conclude that understanding grief as an embodied experience can enable the development of grief theories that better capture the complex negotiation between the psychological processes of grief and the materiality of bodies.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.subjectArticles
dc.subjectbereavement
dc.subjectbody
dc.subjectgrief
dc.subjectlinear time
dc.subjectrecovery
dc.subjectstage models
dc.titleRecovering the body in grief: Physical absence and embodied presence.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-06-07T08:13:07Z
prism.endingPage410
prism.issueIdentifier4
prism.publicationNameHealth (London)
prism.startingPage393
prism.volume26
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.85198
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-05-14
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/1363459320931914
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-06-07
dc.contributor.orcidPearce, Caroline [0000-0003-4653-2697]
dc.identifier.eissn1461-7196
pubs.funder-project-idopen university (-)
cam.issuedOnline2020-06-07
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-06-07
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-06-07


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