This is a study of how self-transformation may occur through the practice of reframing one's personal experience in terms of a canonical language: that is, a system of symbols that purports to explain something about human beings and the universe they live in. The Christian conversion narrative is used as the primary example here, but the approach used in this book also illuminates other practices - such as psychotherapy - in which people deal with emotional conflict through language.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology Series , #5|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Character and intention; 3. Boundaries; 4. Dreams; 5. Miracles; 6. Roles; 7. Against a theory of volition; Appendix.