"Pensare sociologico". Un’analisi a partire dal romanzo Febbre di Jonathan Bazzi

Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Annalisa Plava
Publishing Year 2024 Issue 2024/1
Language Italian Pages 16 P. 117-132 File size 415 KB
DOI 10.3280/SES2024-001008
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The article attempts to identify the sociological relevance of an autobiographical novel. Cur-rently, we are witnessing a vertiginous increase in the number of publications on “illness sto-ries”. This growth can be explained by the epidemiological transition. We live longer, but with us also live our illnesses and the desire to share them. This is also due to the fact that many sick people today have the time and expertise to tell their own story. Thinking sociologically about a literary work, therefore, tries to go beyond the established ide-as and technicalities of social research methodology. It leads us both to think critically and to “imagine” how people's values, hopes and fears change in relation to certain experiences. Try-ing to understand their complexity. From stigma, to reflections on the body that falls ill and faces an inevitable biographical dis-ruption, to the experience of an illness that is deeply connoted in a metaphorical sense, to the structural violence that meets domestic violence. Autobiographical literature is analysed by the sociology of health, observing how practices, experiences and subjective meanings are the re-sult of a learning process, languages and constructions closely interconnected with the social trajectories of the life course.

Keywords: thinkingsociologically; fictionalsociology; HIVstigma; body; methaphors; structuralviolence.

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Annalisa Plava, "Pensare sociologico". Un’analisi a partire dal romanzo Febbre di Jonathan Bazzi in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 1/2024, pp 117-132, DOI: 10.3280/SES2024-001008