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Disrupted lives : how people create meaning in a chaotic world

Author: Gaylene Becker
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1997.
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Our lives are full of disruptions, from the minor - a flat tire, an unexpected phone call - to the fateful - a diagnosis of infertility, an illness, the death of a loved one. And the ways in which we come to understand and cope with these disruptions can say as much about our cultural heritage as they say about us as individuals. In the first book to examine disruption in American life from a cultural rather than a  Read more...
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Becker, Gaylene.
Disrupted lives.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1997
(DLC) 96052482
(OCoLC)36158806
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gaylene Becker
ISBN: 9780520919242 0520919246 0585105952 9780585105956 9780520209145 0520209141
OCLC Number: 42922779
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 264 pages)
Contents: Mediating disruption --
Narratives as cultural documents --
Order and chaos --
Metaphors as mediators in disrupted lives --
The disordered body --
Personal responsibility for continuity --
Living in limbo --
Creating order out of chaos --
Healing the body through the mind --
Metaphors of transformation --
Disruption and the creation of continuity.
Responsibility: Gay Becker.

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Our lives are full of disruptions, from the minor - a flat tire, an unexpected phone call - to the fateful - a diagnosis of infertility, an illness, the death of a loved one. This book examines  Read more...

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