The Wounded Storyteller

Body, Illness, and Ethics, Second Edition


Author: Arthur W. Frank

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022606736X

Category: Medical

Page: 260

View: 4169

Since it was first published in 1995, The Wounded Storyteller has occupied a unique place in the body of work on illness. Both the collective portrait of a so-called “remission society” of those who suffer from some type of illness or disability and a cogent analysis of their stories within a larger framework of narrative theory, Arthur W. Frank’s book has reached a large and diverse readership including the ill, medical professionals, and scholars of literary theory. Drawing on the work of authors such as Oliver Sacks, Anatole Broyard, Norman Cousins, and Audre Lorde, as well as from people he met during the years he spent among different illness groups, Frank recounts a stirring collection of illness stories, ranging from the well-known—Gilda Radner's battle with ovarian cancer—to the private testimonials of people with cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, and disabilities. Their stories are more than accounts of personal suffering: they abound with moral choices and point to a social ethic. In this new edition Frank adds a preface describing the personal and cultural times when the first edition was written. His new afterword extends the book’s argument significantly, writing about storytelling and experience, other modes of illness narration, and a version of hope that is both realistic and aspirational. Reflecting on both his own life during the creation of the first edition and the conclusions of the book itself, Frank reminds us of the power of storytelling as way to understanding our own suffering.

The Wounded Storyteller

Body, Illness, and Ethics


Author: Arthur W. Frank

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226260038

Category: Medical

Page: 231

View: 9010

In At the Will of the Body, Arthur Frank told the story of his own illnesses, heart attack and cancer. That book ended by describing the existence of a "remission society," whose members all live with some form of illness or disability. The Wounded Storyteller is their collective portrait. Ill people are more than victims of disease or patients of medicine; they are wounded storytellers. People tell stories to make sense of their suffering; when they turn their diseases into stories, they find healing. Drawing on the work of authors such as Oliver Sacks, Anatole Broyard, Norman Cousins, and Audre Lorde, as well as from people he met during the years he spent among different illness groups, Frank recounts a stirring collection of illness stories, ranging from the well-known—Gilda Radner's battle with ovarian cancer—to the private testimonials of people with cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, and disabilties. Their stories are more than accounts of personal suffering: they abound with moral choices and point to a social ethic. Frank identifies three basic narratives of illness in restitution, chaos, and quest. Restitution narratives anticipate getting well again and give prominence to the technology of cure. In chaos narratives, illness seems to stretch on forever, with no respite or redeeming insights. Quest narratives are about finding that insight as illness is transformed into a means for the ill person to become someone new.

Plädoyer gegen die Perfektion

Ethik im Zeitalter der genetischen Technik. Mit einem Vorwort von Jürgen Habermas


Author: Michael Sandel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783737413077


Page: 175

View: 5812

Du mußt dein Leben ändern

über Anthropotechnik


Author: Peter Sloterdijk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518462102

Category: Anthropomorphism

Page: 723

View: 9839

Ethics and Health Care

An Introduction


Author: John C. Moskop

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316495302

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 5113

Who should have access to assisted reproductive technologies? Which one of many seriously ill patients should be offered the next available transplant organ? When may a surrogate decision maker decide to withdraw life-prolonging measures from an unconscious patient? Questions like these feature prominently in the field of health care ethics and in the education of health care professionals. This book provides a concise introduction to the major concepts, principles and issues in health care ethics, using case studies throughout to illustrate and analyse challenging ethical issues in contemporary health care. Topics range widely, from confidentiality and truthfulness to end-of-life care and research on human subjects. Ethics and Health Care will be a vital resource for students of applied ethics, bioethics, professional ethics, health law and medical sociology, as well as students of medicine, nursing and other health care professions.

Anatomie des Comics

Psychosemiotische Medienanalyse


Author: Stephan Packard

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 3835320084

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 9636

Was sind Comics? Wie funktionieren sie und wie lassen sich die Unterschiede zwischen verschiedenen Typen von Comics beschreiben? Wieso akzeptieren wir das menschliche Agieren von Enten und Mäusen im Comic, ohne den Text für eine Fabel zu halten? Lassen sich Comics eindeutig gegen Höhlenmalereien und illuminierte Handschriften, gegen Photoromane und Trickfilme abgrenzen? Wie werden die einzelnen Bilder miteinander verbunden - und wie die Bilder mit der Schrift? Wie funktionieren Metaphern und andere rhetorische Figuren in Comics? Welche Besonderheit zeichnet den dritten Zeichenraum aus, der in cartoonisierten Körperdarstellungen entsteht, und wie wird er in Comics eingesetzt? Packards psychosemiotische Medienanalyse verbindet Ansätze der formalen Zeichentheorie mit psychoanalytischen Interpretationsstrategien. Er entwirft ein Modell des Verweischarakters von Cartoons, das zugleich deren affektive Bedeutung erklärt: Ein Moment in der Selbsterfahrung des Lesers im Moment der Lektüre wird zugleich der dargestellten Figur zugeschrieben.

Embodied Narration

Illness, Death and Dying in Modern Culture


Author: Heike Hartung

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839443067

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 809

Do liminal embodied experiences such as illness, death and dying affect literary form? In recent years, the concept of embodiment has been theorized from various perspectives. Gender studies have been concerned with the cultural implications of embodiment, arguing to move away from viewing the body as a prediscursive phenomenon to regarding it as an acculturated body. Age studies have extended this view to the embodied experience of ageing, while drawing attention to the ways in which the ageing body, through its materiality and plasticity, restricts the possibilities of (de)constructing subjectivity. These current debates on embodiment find a strong counterpart in literary representation. The contributions to this anthology investigate how and to what extend physical borderline experiences affect literary form.

Illness as Many Narratives

Arts, Medicine and Culture


Author: Stella Bolaki

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474411517

Category: Art

Page: 264

View: 6913

Illness narratives have become a cultural phenomenon in the Western world. In what ways can they be seen to have aesthetic, ethical and political value? What do they reveal about experiences of illness, the relationship between the body and identity and the role of the arts in bearing witness to illness for people who are ill and those connected to them? How can they influence medicine, the arts and shape public understandings of health and illness? These questions and more are explored in Illness as Many Narratives, which contains readings of a rich array of representations of illness from the 1980s to the present. A wide range of arts and media are considered such as life writing, photography, performance, film, theatre, artists' books and animation. The individual chapters deploy multidisciplinary critical frameworks and discuss physical and mental illness. Through reading this book you will gain an understanding of the complex contribution illness narratives make to contemporary culture and the emergent field of Critical Medical Humanities.

Listening Deeply

An Approach to Understanding and Consulting in Organizational Culture, Second Edition


Author: Howard F. Stein

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826273866

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 8841

Listening deeply is the foundation of all effective organizational management, research, and consulting. This book explores the many aspects of attentive listening through storytelling and includes examples of organizational case studies. In Stein’s practice, listening deeply is an attitude evoked by the psychoanalytic concept of hovering attention—a careful attending to the person or group one is trying to help and an equally careful attending to how one is hearing these others. The listener’s own feelings are as crucially diagnostic as what the consultant observes in other people. This new edition of Listening Deeply updates historical context, theory, method, and organizational stories. A psychodynamic orientation informs much of the book and the language Stein uses is direct. His lessons are useful to the manager in any kind of organization, as well as practitioners of psychology, sociology, business management, medicine, and education.

Mit Diabetes leben für Dummies


Author: Alan L. Rubin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527668373

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 383

Was bei Diabetes hilft und was nicht Sie haben Diabetes und möchten trotzdem das Leben genießen? Der Diabetologe Alan L. Rubin hilf Ihnen, die Krankheit besser zu verstehen. Er erläutert die Formen der Diabetes und erklärt Ihnen, welche Tests und Untersuchungen Sie durchführen sollten, welche Medikamente auf dem Markt sind und wie Sie sich richtig ernähren. Vor allem zeigt er Ihnen, was Sie dazu tun können, damit es Ihnen gut geht. Zahlreiche Rezepte von schmackhaften, einfach zuzubereitenden Gerichten sowie ein Trainingsund Diätplan runden diesen hilfreichen Leitfaden ab. Sie erfahren: •Wie Sie Prädiabetes erkennen •Was der Unterschied zwischen Typ-1-Diabetes und Typ-2-Diabetes ist •Wie Diabetes Ihren Köper beeinflusst •Welche Sportarten hilfreich sein können •Was zu tun ist, wenn Ihr Kind Diabetes hat •Wie Sie aktiv Spätfolgen vermeiden können

Kitchen table wisdom

Geschichten, die heilen


Author: Rachel Naomi Remen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442218295


Page: 376

View: 4072


Texte, die bleiben sollten


Author: Wolfgang Herrndorf

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644100802

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 861

Dass Unfertiges, Unvollendetes, gänzlich Unveröffentlichtes aus seinem Nachlass publiziert wird, wollte Wolfgang Herrndorf nicht. In seinem Testament verfügte er, solche Arbeiten seien zu vernichten. Daran haben die Erben sich gehalten. Es gibt aber eine Anzahl von Texten, die schon zu Herrndorfs Lebzeiten einen Weg in die Öffentlichkeit gefunden hatten, sei es abgedruckt an entlegenem Ort, sei es durch Lesungen, vor allem aber digital: Herrndorf war Mitglied des Internet-Forums «Wir höflichen Paparazzi», einem Verbund von Selbstdenkern und kreativen Menschen, aus dem inzwischen namhafte Autoren wie Kathrin Passig, Klaus Cäsar Zehrer oder Christian Y. Schmidt hervorgegangen sind. Das Forum war, so formuliert es Tex Rubinowitz, «eine beinharte stalinistische Schreibschule». Und alle, die dabei waren, sind sich einig: Am strengsten bei der Beurteilung eigener und fremder Texte war Wolfgang Herrndorf. Meist schrieb er unter dem Pseudonym «Stimmen». Der vorliegende Band präsentiert eine Auswahl, Texte, die mal an «In Plüschgewittern» erinnern, mal an «Tschick», mal an die magischen Erinnerungsfragmente aus «Arbeit und Struktur». Es gibt u.a. eine Fahrt mit einem gestohlenen Schrottauto über Land, nur sind es keine Jugendlichen und das Auto ist kein Lada; Herrndorf selbst verirrt sich nachts mit dem Fahrrad im Wald und klingt wie Isa auf ihren Wanderungen im Mondschein. Nichts findet sich hier, das nur Dokument oder Autorenreliquie wäre; alles ist Literatur, auch das unvollendet Gebliebene, wo es vom Autor selbst in die Tradition des romantischen Fragments gestellt wird. Ein Schatz für Wolfgang Herrndorfs Leser.



Author: James Sturm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783941099715


Page: 96

View: 4008

Dieses Leben, das wir haben



Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492952658

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 5439

Den Alltagsärger hinter sich lassen, die Welt sehen, nachdenken – so hat sich Shepherd den Rest seines Lebens vorgestellt. Seine Frau Glynis kann ihm dabei nicht folgen – sie stellt ihn vor eine tragische Wahl. Nach ihrem mitreißenden Roman »Liebespaarungen« erzählt Lionel Shrivers neues Buch von den Wandlungen einer Ehe in schweren Zeiten. Und auch von dem Glück, das daraus entstehen kann.



Author: David Small

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783551786951

Category: Artists

Page: 324

View: 3399

Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award and finalist for two 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: the prize-winning children's author depicts a childhood from hell in this searing yet redemptive graphic memoir. One day David Small awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he had been transformed into a virtual mute. A vocal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a bloody boot, the fourteen-year-old boy had not been told that he had cancer and was expected to die. In Stitches, Small, the award-winning children's illustrator and author, re-creates this terrifying event in a life story that might have been imagined by Kafka. As the images painfully tumble out, one by one, we gain a ringside seat at a gothic family drama where David, a highly anxious yet supremely talented child, all too often became the unwitting object of his parents' buried frustration and rage. Believing that they were trying to do their best, David's parents did just the reverse. Edward Small, a Detroit physician who vented his own anger by hitting a punching bag, was convinced that he could cure his young son's respiratory problems with heavy doses of radiation, possibly causing David's cancer. Elizabeth, David's mother, tyrannically stingy and excessively scolding, ran the Small household under a cone of silence where emotions, especially her own, were hidden. Depicting this coming-of-age story with dazzling, kaleidoscopic images that turn nightmare into fairy tale, Small tells us of his journey from sickly child to cancer patient, to the troubled teen whose risky decision to run away from home at sixteen, with nothing more than the dream of becoming an artist, will resonate as the ultimate survival statement. A silent movie masquerading as a book, Stitches renders a broken world suddenly seamless and beautiful again.