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Author Parish, Steven M
Title Subjectivity and suffering in American culture [electronic resource] : possible selves / Steven M. Parish
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript xvi, 216 p
Series Culture, mind, and society
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-210) and index
Born into our lives : other people in the work of self -- What a tangled web she weaves : an American widow -- California dreaming : my days on the cancer ward -- Toward a psychology of possible selves -- The subjectivity of suffering
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 3, 2009). Access may berestricted to users at subscribing institutions
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 canshatter 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 thesubjectivity 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
Link Original 9780230605381 0230605389 (DLC) 2007046176 (OCoLC)176926076
Subject Self
Existential psychology
Self -- United States -- Case studies
Suffering -- United States -- Case studies
Existential psychology -- United States -- Case studies
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