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Encountering Pain Hearing, seeing, speaking published by UCL Press

Encountering Pain Hearing, seeing, speaking published by UCL Press

A unique compilation of perspectives on persistent pain, Encountering Pain: hearing, seeing, speaking edited by Deborah Padfield and Joanna M Zakrzewska, is published on 15 February, 2021 by UCL Press. The book grew out of a long history of PhD work, post doc work and subsequent multidisciplinary research and collaboration across and beyond UCL.

'A majestic volume. Visually striking, intellectually challenging, and experientially transformative, this book promises to change how everyone encounters pain.’

Dr Rob Boddice (Freie Universität Berlin)

'The communication of something that resists being expressed straightforwardly in verbal form metamorphoses, as you read this extraordinarily rich and innovative volume, into a metaphor for life itself, for who we are, how we become social beings by developing empathy and respect for the pain of others, for how we develop and then question through these interactions our sense of identity.’

Prof. Stella Bruzzi ( Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, UCL)

The book is available via UCL Press:, includes open access pdf download.

Posted Monday, 15th February 2021 00:00