Confessions of Belonging: My Emotional Journey as Medical Translator

  title={Confessions of Belonging: My Emotional Journey as Medical Translator},
  author={Ellis Hurd},
  journal={Qualitative Inquiry},
  pages={783 - 791}
  • Ellis Hurd
  • Published 1 October 2010
  • Sociology
  • Qualitative Inquiry
Different social situations compel us to attach ourselves to different self-identities. These different selves lead to constructed images dichotomized between what we want to be (the ideal self) and how others see us (the limited self). Many different social contexts concerning my identity roles at the hospital are developed within this self-questioning, autoethnographic study of my life as a part-time medical translator. My perceptual self within those social subgroups changed—and continues to… 

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