Narrative Turns

Cheryl Mattingly and Linda C. Garro

in Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780520218246
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520935228 | DOI:
Narrative Turns

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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

Chapter.  4549 words. 

Subjects: Medical Anthropology

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