Repertori culturali nelle narrazioni di malate oncologiche

Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Cristina Zucchermaglio, Francesca Alby, Mattia Baruzzo
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/1 Language Italian
Pages 11 P. 33-43 File size 108 KB
DOI 10.3280/SES2013-001004
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In literature, cancer is accounted as an event that reconfigures many aspects of life and activates processes of revision of the meaning of life, suffering, illness and death. In this study we analyzed interviews with 14 women who received a diagnosis of breast cancer, describing the social and cultural resources they use in constructing the narrative of their "new" condition. The analysis shows how the "Others" are present in the narratives, both explicitly (typified or imagined) and indirectly as part of cultural repertories, emphasizing how the "social" is not only what is realized through direct interactions with people (Duranti, 2010). For psychology, this allows to redefine of pertinence the investigation of psychological phenomena constructed outside the person in the complex interactions with the social and cultural world we inhabit.

Keywords: Intersubjectivity, cultural repertoires, narration, oncology, coping, cultural psychology

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Cristina Zucchermaglio, Francesca Alby, Mattia Baruzzo, Repertori culturali nelle narrazioni di malate oncologiche in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 1/2013, pp 33-43, DOI: 10.3280/SES2013-001004