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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


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


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


Introduction

Kate Parker Horigan

in Consuming Katrina: Public Disaster and Personal Narrative

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817884
eISBN:
9781496817921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817884.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter begins with a personal narrative of Katrina, positioning the author as a survivor-ethnographer, and describes the book’s origins in Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston, a ... More


Consuming Katrina: Public Disaster and Personal Narrative

Kate Parker Horigan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817884
eISBN:
9781496817921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817884.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

When survivors are seen as agents in their own stories, they will be seen as agents in their own recovery. A better grasp on the processes of narration and memory is critical for improved disaster ... More


Introduction

Frances R. Aparicio

in Negotiating Latinidad: Intralatina/o Lives in Chicago

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042690
eISBN:
9780252051555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042690.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

I begin by identifying Intralatino/a writers and characters nationwide whose voices claim the need for their public acknowledgement and recognition. I define Intralatino/as as embodying multiple ... 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


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


“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


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


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


“It’s Like I Said to So-and-So”: Everyday Storying

Charlie Groth

in Another Haul: Narrative Stewardship and Cultural Sustainability at the Lewis Family Fishery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496820365
eISBN:
9781496820402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496820365.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores a story type as more of an activity than an object: the telling of ordinary stories, mainly personal experience narratives (PENs), in order to build relationships and community. ... More


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