Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing / Edition 1

Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0520218256
ISBN-13:
9780520218253
Pub. Date:
03/03/2001
Publisher:
University of California Press
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Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing / Edition 1


Inspired by the possibilities of narrative, the essays in this direction-setting volume present stories drawn from a range of ethnographic contexts. Stories of illness and healing are often arresting in their power, and they can illuminate aspects of practices and experiences surrounding illness that might otherwise be neglected. Recognizing the value of increased theoretical consciousness among those eliciting and analyzing narratives, these contributors explore narrative from a variety of perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520218253
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 03/03/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Narrative as Construct and as Construction: An Introduction
Linda C. Garro and Cheryl Mattingly

2. "Fiction" and "Historicity" in Doctors’ Stories: Social and Narrative Dimensions of Learning Medicine
Byron J. Good and Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

3. Cultural Knowledge as Resource in Illness Narratives: Remembering through Accounts of Illness
Linda C. Garro

4. Strategic Suffering: Illness Narratives as Social Empowerment among Mexican Cancer Patients
Linda M. Hunt

5. Physician Autobiography: Narrative and the Social History of Medicine
Donald Pollock

6. "Even If We Don’t Have Children [We] Can Live": Stigma and Infertility in South India
Catherine Kohler Riessman

7. Broken Narratives: Clinical Encounters and the Poetics of Illness Experience
Laurence J. Kirmayer

8. Emergent Narratives
Cheryl Mattingly

9. With Life in One’s Lap: The Story of an Eye/I (or Two)
Unni Wikan

10. Psychotherapy in Clients’ Trajectories across Contexts
Ole Dreier

11. Narrative Turns
Linda C. Garro and Cheryl Mattingly

Contributors
Index

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