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Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing

Cheryl Mattingly and Linda Garro (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218246
eISBN:
9780520935228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218246.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Stories of illness and healing are often arresting in their power, illuminating practices and experiences that might otherwise remain obscure. What can be learned through a comparative look at the ... More


A “Stranger” in the Holy Land

Phillip L. Hammack

in Narrative and the Politics of Identity: The Cultural Psychology of Israeli and Palestinian Youth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195394467
eISBN:
9780199863488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394467.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter outlines the author's own research practice designed to address the theoretical questions about culture, narrative, and identity posed in Chapter 1. But this chapter cannot simply offer ... More


‘The Secret Sharer’: Economical Personal Narrative

Jakob Lothe

in Conrad's Narrative Method

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122555
eISBN:
9780191671463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122555.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter focuses on Joseph Conrad's short story ‘The Secret Sharer’. The thematic tendency of Conrad criticism is evident in several of the most influential essays about ‘The Secret Sharer’. Such ... More


Authors' Interpretations of ECE Phenomenology

Michael N. Marsh

in Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences: Brain-State Phenomena or Glimpses of Immortality?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571505
eISBN:
9780191722059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571505.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This chapter considers the manner in which authors have, themselves, elucidated gross phemomenologies of out-of-body (OB) and near-death (ND) experiences. This is most important in providing the ... More


Introduction

Matthew P. Fink

in The Rise of Mutual Funds: An Insider’s View

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753505
eISBN:
9780199918805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753505.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to describe the specific events that by design or good fortune have produced the long history of success of the mutual fund ... More


Introduction

Matthew P. Fink

in The Rise of Mutual Funds: An Insider's View

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195336450
eISBN:
9780199868469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336450.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Mutual funds have been phenomenally successful. More than 88 million Americans own fund shares. Mutual funds are the largest financial industry in the world, having assets of over $12 trillion. Since ... More


Fragmenting Modernism

Sara Haslam

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060557
eISBN:
9781781700099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060557.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book is about Ford Madox Ford, a hero of the modernist literary revolution. Ford is a fascinating and fundamental figure of the time; not only because, as a friend and critic of Ezra Pound and ... More


Narrating Traumatic Experience in Civil War Memoir

John A Casey

in New Men: Reconstructing the Image of the Veteran in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265398
eISBN:
9780823266708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265398.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Unable to realize their prewar dreams of autonomous work and manhood, many veterans increasingly turned to the past for solace. However, their memories of the war were filled with reminders of the ... More


Form and narrative in the 1980s

Alan Clarke

in Alan Clarke

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068300
eISBN:
9781781702987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068300.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines several of Clarke's productions from the 1980s, exploring how his crucial themes, including the gap between personal narratives and state discourses, repetition and the ... More


“The Story Is What Saves Us”: American Catholic Memoirs

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Autobiographical works such as Augustine's Confessions are the very foundation of Catholic Studies. Our understanding of the evolution of Catholic life in North America is deeply grounded in ... More


Individual narratives and collective knowledge: capturing lesbian, gay and bisexual service user experiences

Sarah Carr

in Mental health service users in research: Critical sociological perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447307334
eISBN:
9781447307938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307334.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter explores the idea of using personal narrative and testimony to contribute to collective knowledge on lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) experiences of mental distress and mental health ... More


Notes on Triangulation: Navigating Latina/o Identity

David J. Vázquez

in Triangulations: Narrative Strategies for Navigating Latino Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673261
eISBN:
9781452947310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673261.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book examines the narrative strategies of Latina/o authors of the late twentieth century and how they use existing identity categories to negotiate complex identities. Many Latina/o authors ... More


A Community of Narrative

Ravinder Kaur

in Since 1947: Partition Narratives among Punjabi Migrants of Delhi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195683776
eISBN:
9780199081844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683776.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The basis of a Punjabi migrant community, noticeable during the Lajpat Nagar demolitions, lies in the master narrative of Partition uprooting, migration, and resettlement, which dissolves the ... More


A Visitation of God: Northern Civilians Interpret the Civil War

Sean A. Scott

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395990
eISBN:
9780199866557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395990.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

This book examines how numerous northern civilians understood the Civil War as a contest permeated with religious significance. From the war's outset, many religious Northerners asserted that God was ... More


Paul Ricœur: On Narrative Imagination

Richard Kearney

in Debates in Continental Philosophy: Conversations with Contemporary Thinkers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223176
eISBN:
9780823235155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223176.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

If sorrow is neither absent nor resolved in one's journey through personal narratives, it goes no differently in national narratives: those ... More


American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses

Theodore Dwight Weld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869574
eISBN:
9781469602875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869581_weld
Subject:
History, African-American History

Compiled by a prominent abolitionist, this book combines information taken from witnesses, and from active and former slave owners, to generate a condemnation of slavery from both those who observed ... More


Humours1 of the Great Strike

Rachelle Hope Saltzman

in A Lark for the Sake of Their Country: The 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719079771
eISBN:
9781781704080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079771.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

‘Humours of the General Strike’ illustrates the ways in which a variety of humorous verbal genres, dramatic forms, and satirical cartoons proliferated during the strike. Observers and participants of ... More


Church of Early Experience: Negotiating Family and Faith

Rhys S. Bezzant

in Jonathan Edwards and the Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199890309
eISBN:
9780199352630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890309.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This section outlines the decision Edwards had to make in relation to ecclesiology: to take up the convictions of his father Timothy or his grandfather Solomon Stoddard. Later in life, Jonathan ... More


Obscurer individuals and their themes of response

Jonathan Atkin

in A War of Individuals: Bloomsbury Attitudes to the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060700
eISBN:
9781781700105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060700.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Will the anti-war reactions of further obscurer individuals still be linked by the familiar and recurring themes experienced among the more celebrated? A particular expression of personal disquiet ... More


The origins of a care ethic in care workers' childhoods

Julia Brannen, June Statham, Ann Mooney, and Michaela Brockmann

in Coming to care: The work and family lives of workers caring for vulnerable children

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348500
eISBN:
9781447301882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348500.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter examines the childhood accounts and experiences of case-study informants, suggesting that childhood is a key reference point for many care workers in beginning their life stories. It ... More


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