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Une sensibilité insensée ? Éléments d'analyse de l'expérience corporelle du blessé médullaire

Eve Gardien 1
CMW - Centre Max Weber
Abstract : The body experience of the spinal cord injured individual presents sensory specificities, difficult to classify within the usual categories of "able" sensitivity. These experiences are very little semantized at the beginning of the hospitalization. They are described by the patients, in a very incomplete way, as a difference consecutive to the accident. However, it is an embodied strangeness that the injured individual faces. And to note the emergence in his own body of phenomena which do not make sense, gradually requires for their semanticization. In fact, a process of body socialization is already at work since the patient regains consciousness. In addition, in a second step, the injured individual will actively seek a semantic order to affix to his body experience, and will solicit those around him for this purpose. Thus, it is a collective and progressive process of semanticization of the patients' body experience that is implemented, with its modalities of knowledge generation, its criteria of validity, its legitimacies, its contradictions and inconsistencies, etc. For all that, a part of these atypical experiences will nevertheless remain empty of meaning, which will lead the injured individual to the experience of a cohabitation with alterity within his own body.
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Eve Gardien. Une sensibilité insensée ? Éléments d'analyse de l'expérience corporelle du blessé médullaire. Champ Psychosomatique, L'esprit du temps, 2009, pp.139-154. ⟨hal-00673227⟩



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