Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)|
About the Author
Cheryl Mattingly is Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Occupational Science at the University of Southern California. She has published extensively on narrative and received the Polgar Prize from the Society for Medical Anthropology in 1999. Her most recent book is Healing Dramas and Clinical Plots (1998). Linda C. Garro is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Recipient of the Stirling Award from the Society for Psychological Anthropology in 1999, she has published widely in medical, cognitive, and psychological anthropology.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments1. Narrative as Construct and as Construction: An
IntroductionLinda C. Garro and Cheryl Mattingly2. "Fiction" and "Historicity" in Doctors’ Stories: Social and Narrative Dimensions of Learning MedicineByron J. Good and Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good3. Cultural Knowledge as Resource in Illness Narratives: Remembering through Accounts of IllnessLinda C. Garro4. Strategic Suffering: Illness Narratives as Social Empowerment among Mexican Cancer PatientsLinda M. Hunt5. Physician Autobiography: Narrative and the Social History of MedicineDonald Pollock6. "Even If We Don’t Have Children [We] Can Live": Stigma and
Infertility in South
IndiaCatherine Kohler Riessman7. Broken Narratives: Clinical Encounters and the Poetics of Illness ExperienceLaurence J. Kirmayer8. Emergent NarrativesCheryl Mattingly9. With Life in One’s Lap: The Story of an Eye/I (or Two)Unni Wikan10. Psychotherapy in Clients’ Trajectories across ContextsOle Dreier11. Narrative TurnsLinda C. Garro and Cheryl Mattingly Contributors