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Subjectivity and suffering in American culture : possible selves

Author: Steven M Parish; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Series: Culture, mind, and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book explores the experience of suffering in order to shed light on the nature of the human self. Using an intimate life history approach, it examines ways people struggle to cope with experiences that can shatter their lives: a diagnosis of cancer, the death of a spouse, a parent's mental illness. The volume takes readers deep into private worlds of suffering in American culture, and invites reflection on what  Read more...
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Parish, Steven M.
Subjectivity and suffering in American culture.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(DLC) 2007046176
(OCoLC)176926076
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Parish; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230613188 0230613187
OCLC Number: 319212686
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 216 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Born into our lives : other people in the work of self --
What a tangled web she weaves : an American widow --
California dreaming : my days on the cancer ward --
Toward a psychology of possible selves --
The subjectivity of suffering.
Series Title: Culture, mind, and society.
Responsibility: Steven M. Parish.
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The volume takes readers deep into private worlds of suffering in American culture, and invites reflection on what the subjectivity of suffering tells us about being human.  Read more...

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