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Narrative and the cultural construction of illness and healing

Author: Cheryl Mattingly; Linda C Garro
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2000.
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These essays inspired by the possibilities of narrative, each present stories of illness and healing drawn from a range of ethnographic contexts. Recognizing the value of theoretical consciousness  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl Mattingly; Linda C Garro
ISBN: 9780520218246 0520218248 9780520218253 0520218256
OCLC Number: 854966272
Description: 217 pages ; 23 cm
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
Responsibility: edited by Cheryl Mattingley and Linda C. Garro.

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