Includes bibliographical references p. (-245) and index.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvii, 254 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||254|
|LC Control Number||2011311315|
In Healing Narratives, Gay Wilentz explores the relationship between culture and health. In close reading of works by five women writers - Toni Cade Bambara, Erna Broder, Leslie Marmon Silko, Keri Hulme, and Jo Sinclair-she traces the narrative and structural similarities /5(1). In Healing Narratives, Gay Wilentz explores the relationship between culture and health. In close reading of works by five women writers - Toni Cade Bambara, Erna Broder, Leslie Marmon Silko, Keri Hulme, and Jo Sinclair-she traces the narrative and structural similarities of a main character moving form a state of mental or physical disease toward wellness through reconnection with her Author: Gay Wilentz. Working within the social constructionist approach, this book engages with the healing narratives of eight women who had encountered intense tragedies in their personal lives, and slowly but surely emerged out of them. Some broad generalizations about the healing process have been arrived at, by locating the nonconscious as its epicentre. The collection includes a variety of women's illness narratives--poetry, essays, short fiction, short drama, analyses, and transcribed oral testimonies--as well as traditional analytic essays about themes and issues raised by the narratives. Stories of Illness and Healing bridges the artificial divide between women's lives and scholarship in gender, health, and medicine.
Poignant and compelling, these narratives offer insights into the struggles and triumphs of women in medicine. Much like an American quilt, this book is a unique and richly textured patchwork of each woman's extraordinary life and career.5/5(7). He is the author of Coyote Medicine, Coyote Healing, and Coyote Wisdom, a trilogy of books on what Native American culture has to offer the modern world. In this excerpt from Narrative Medicine: The Use of History and Story in the Healing Process, he discusses how relationships and the sharing of our personal stories can be tools for combating. A unique story about Appalachia and the healing power of the written word. Pub Date: May 7th, ISBN: Page count: pp. Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark. Review Posted Online: Feb. 28th, Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, Author: Kim Michele Richardson. Inappropriate The list (including its title or description) facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author. Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. Incorrect Book The list contains an incorrect book (please specify the title of the book). Details *.
In contrast to many previous studies that have focused on the deficits of these young people, Healing Home is both youth-centric and youth-positive in its approach: by foregrounding the narratives of the women themselves, Oliver empowers a sub-section of the population that traditionally has not had a voice in determining policies that shape their realities. Applying a strong, articulate, and systemic Author: Vanessa Oliver. Healing narratives: women writers curing cultural dis-ease. [Gay Alden Wilentz] -- "In Healing Narratives, Gay Wilentz explores the relationship between culture and health. In close reading of works by five women writers - Toni Cade Bambara, Erna Broder, Leslie Marmon Silko, Keri. The first half of the book has a lot of great information about pranic healing, psychic healing, hands-on healing, creative visualization, and color therapy. Gentle and easy to learn techniques. The second half provides some very in-depth info about crystals and gemstones, 4/5. This book by a family therapist shares stories from 18 women abused as children, explaining that healing can occur at any stage of life, and that healing, itself, occurs in stages. The author offers guidance to recognize the long-lingering potential affects of childhood sexual abuse including depression, anxiety, dissociation, and chronic shock, and she explains steps to take for by: 5.