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"...the world was getting smaller" : women, agoraphobia and bodily boundaries.

Davidson, Joyce (2000) "...the world was getting smaller" : women, agoraphobia and bodily boundaries. Area, 32 (1). pp. 31-40. ISSN 0004-0894

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Abstract

Drawing on individual and group interviews with agoraphobic women, this paper explores sufferers' accounts of agoraphobia as entailing apparent dysfunctions in spatial awareness. In particular, it examines the effects of agoraphobic anxiety on the lived boundaries of body and self and relates this to agoraphobics' contrasting experiences of the relative 'security' of the home and the unheimlich and disturbing architecture of the shopping mall.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Area
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 14366
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 16 Oct 2008 13:51
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:21
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/14366

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