Drawing Life: Narratives and the Sense of Self

Drawing Life: Narratives and the Sense of Self

by Thomas J. Cottle

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ISBN-13: 9780761862222
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 11/21/2013
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

A sociologist and clinical psychologist, Thomas J. Cottle is currently professor of education at Boston University. He is the author of more than thirty books including At Peril: Stories of Injustice, Hardest Times: The Trauma of Long-Term Unemployment, When the Music Stopped: Discovering My Mother, A Sense of Self: The Work of Affirmation, and Beyond Self-Esteem: Narratives of Self-Knowledge and Devotion.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface
Acknowledgments

I. STORIES OF ADULTS
On Narratives and the Sense of Self
The Abandoner
Do You See Me as a Human Being or Just Another Black Face?
No Way to Look But Back
Jacob and Millie Portman
A Woman Named Sarah Clark Keller
Marcus Nathaniel Simpson: If the Lord Has Patience, I’ve Got a Future
Professors

II. STORIES OF CHILDREN
Adolescent as Story Teller: The Case of Anorexia Nervosa
The Young and their Prophets
They Got Anger Pushing ‘Em in One Direction, Fright Pushing ‘Em in Another
The Evils of Testing and Tracking
The Bedroom of Sheila Cooperton
A Child to be Envied
Mind Shadows
Just a Memory

III. EPILOGUE
The Value of Stories: Applications for Research and Healing

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