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Tragedies, transgressions, and transformations : memory, suffering, pain, and recovery culture

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Tragedies, transgressions, and transformations : memory, suffering, pain, and recovery culture

Busby, Cathy J (1999) Tragedies, transgressions, and transformations : memory, suffering, pain, and recovery culture. PhD thesis, Concordia University.

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In this study of the movement of private pain into public spaces, I have analysed the interests that inform pain discourse and have investigated and documented understandings of pain and how the telling of it has been received. Pain is felt within the confines of the body. In the process of making sense of pain stories I both walked with people in pain to document first hand accounts and inserted textual analyses of pain mediations. This study of recovery culture is informed by historical and current self-help literature. This enabled me to understand ways pain has been constructed in public discourse. One site of this analysis is the recent debates of child sexual abuse. Another is the development of the autopathography investigated here as a regularity and a way of reinhabiting the space of pain in public discourse. This thesis proposes expanding public spaces for pain through juxtaposed categories, developed out of my research and experiments in the visual arts.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Communication Studies
Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Authors:Busby, Cathy J
Pagination:vi, 246 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (Ph.D.)
Program:Communication Studies
Date:1999
Thesis Supervisor(s):Allor, Martin
ID Code:988
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:15
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:17
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