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Healing dramas and clinical plots : the narrative structure of experience, Cheryl Mattingly

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Healing dramas and clinical plots : the narrative structure of experience
Title
Healing dramas and clinical plots
Title remainder
the narrative structure of experience
Statement of responsibility
Cheryl Mattingly
Title variation
Healing Dramas & Clinical Plots
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
There is a growing interest in 'therapeutic narratives' and the relation between narrative and healing. Cheryl Mattingly's ethnography of the practice of occupational therapy in a North American hospital investigates the complex interconnections between narrative and experience in clinical work. Viewing the world of disability as a socially constructed experience, it presents fascinatingly detailed case studies of clinical interactions between occupational therapists and patients, many of them severely injured and disabled, and illustrates the diverse ways in which an ordinary clinical interchange is transformed into a dramatic experience governed by a narrative plot. Drawing from a wide range of sources, including anthropological studies of narrative and ritual, literary theory, phenomenology and hermeneutics, this book develops a narrative theory of social action and experience. While most contemporary theories of narrative presume that narratives impose an artificial coherence upon lived experience, Mattingly argues for a revision of the classic mimetic position. If narrative offers a correspondence to lived experience, she contends, the dominant formal feature which connects the two is not narrative coherence but narrative drama. Moving and sophisticated, this book is an innovative contribution to the study of modern institutions and to anthropological theory
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UkCbUP
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1951-
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Mattingly, Cheryl
Dewey number
615.8/515
Index
index present
LC call number
RM735
LC item number
.M397 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Occupational therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Cognitive maps (Psychology)
Label
Healing dramas and clinical plots : the narrative structure of experience, Cheryl Mattingly
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139167017
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 192 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521639941
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Healing dramas and clinical plots : the narrative structure of experience, Cheryl Mattingly
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139167017
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 192 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521639941
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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