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Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing$
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Cheryl Mattingly and Linda Garro

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520218246

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520218246.001.0001

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Narrative Turns

Narrative Turns

(p.259) Eleven Narrative Turns
Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing

Cheryl Mattingly

Linda C. Garro

University of California Press

This chapter studies several extended reflections on how illness and healing are constructed through narrative. It examines points of both divergence and convergence in the previous chapters, and aims to further an understanding of what narratives are, what they help people think about, and when they limit people's view. The chapter is composed into three main sections, which are about telling narratives in cultural worlds, the narrative turn under scrutiny, and narrative theorizing and lived experience.

Keywords:   narrative turn, narratives, cultural worlds, narrative theorizing, lived experience, illness, healing

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