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Illness and Autobiographical Work: Dialogue as Narrative Destabilization

Illness and Autobiographical Work: Dialogue as Narrative Destabilization Illness is an occasion for autobiography, and memoirs of illness present openings to ethical ways of living. This work describes illness memoirs as performative, creating the self they claim as their origin. The self that is claimed is dialogical, and the tension of this dialogue is to include the voices of others without assimilating these voices to one's own. Physician memoirs, a spiritual autobiography, and a web site are presented as examples of dialogical autobiographical work occasioned by illness. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Qualitative Sociology Springer Journals

Illness and Autobiographical Work: Dialogue as Narrative Destabilization

Qualitative Sociology , Volume 23 (1) – Oct 8, 2004

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Human Sciences Press, Inc.
Subject
Social Sciences; Sociology, general; Social Sciences, general; Cross Cultural Psychology; Personality and Social Psychology
ISSN
0162-0436
eISSN
1573-7837
DOI
10.1023/A:1005411818318
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Abstract

Illness is an occasion for autobiography, and memoirs of illness present openings to ethical ways of living. This work describes illness memoirs as performative, creating the self they claim as their origin. The self that is claimed is dialogical, and the tension of this dialogue is to include the voices of others without assimilating these voices to one's own. Physician memoirs, a spiritual autobiography, and a web site are presented as examples of dialogical autobiographical work occasioned by illness.

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Qualitative SociologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 8, 2004

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