Ruptures and sutures: time, audience and identity in an illness narrative.

@article{Riessman2015RupturesAS,
  title={Ruptures and sutures: time, audience and identity in an illness narrative.},
  author={Catherine Kohler Riessman},
  journal={Sociology of health & illness},
  year={2015},
  volume={37 7},
  pages={
          1055-71
        }
}
First-person accounts of the illnesses experienced by sociologists have taken hybrid experimental forms. I add my voice to this growing tradition with a story about the discovery and treatment of a soft tissue sarcoma in my thigh, chronicled in a journal I kept over many months. The fragments scribbled in the journal became the basis of an extended illness narrative. I interrogate features of the narrative itself, including the handling of time and imagined audiences - those I was writing for… CONTINUE READING
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