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Description - Subjectivity and Suffering in American Culture by Steven M. Parish

Winner ofThe Boyer Prize from the Society for Psychological Anthropology!!! This book explores the experience of suffering in order to shed light on the nature of the human self. Using an intimate life history approach, it examines ways people struggle to cope with experiences that can shatter their lives: a diagnosis of cancer, the death of a spouse, a parent s mental illness. The volume takes readers deep into private worlds of suffering in American culture, and invites reflection on what the subjectivity of suffering tells us about being human. Addressing universal themes in a way that fully recognizes the individuality of those who experience a personal crisis, Parish shows how individuals personalize the cultural and psychological resources in which they find their possible selves.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230605381
ISBN-10: 0230605389
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 233
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Steven M. Parish

Steven M. Parish is Associate Professor of Anthropology atUniversity of California, San Diego.

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