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Good Days, Bad Days: The Self In Chronic Illness And Time

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Kathy Charmaz has written a compelling book on chronic illness and the effect it has on the self-concepts of those who suffer. It will appeal to anyone facing a long-term problem that seems beyond control. Her work is based on interviews with people suffering from such diseases as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis, and with their caregivers. Charmaz looks at how these people disclose their illness, how they experience their emotions, and how they manage daily life.Illness provides a mirror that allows sufferers to see themselves and to become more introspective. As they struggle for control over illness and control over time, they also struggle to control the central images of the self. For example, the chronically ill may situate their self-concepts in the past, present, or future. Charmaz examines under what conditions they situate their self-concepts in each of those timeframes. People may say they live one day at a time. They may bracket certain experiences, such as a heart attack, as timemarkers or turning points in the past. Or they may look ahead to recovering their health. Or ahead to death.Charmaz artfully combines near jargon-free analysis with moving stories about how people have experienced illness, usually told in the sufferers' own words. She enters the world of the chronically ill, and brings us into it.

This 1997 edition (second paperback printing) is in a fair, used condition overall. The cover shows few signs of shelf-wear but the text block has some pencil annotations in the margins, made by a previous owner. They are mostly confined to Chapter 2 with only a few in the rest of the book.

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Author(s):
Kathy Charmaz
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
23x15x2cm
Edition:
1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0813519675
ISBN-13:
9780813519678
Number of pages:
312
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Title:
Good Days, Bad Days: The Self In Chronic Illness And Time

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Kathy Charmaz has written a compelling book on chronic illness and the effect it has on the self-concepts of those who suffer. It will appeal to anyone facing a long-term problem that seems beyond control. Her work is based on interviews with people suffering from such diseases as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis, and with their caregivers. Charmaz looks at how these people disclose their illness, how they experience their emotions, and how they manage daily life.Illness provides a mirror that allows sufferers to see themselves and to become more introspective. As they struggle for control over illness and control over time, they also struggle to control the central images of the self. For example, the chronically ill may situate their self-concepts in the past, present, or future. Charmaz examines under what conditions they situate their self-concepts in each of those timeframes. People may say they live one day at a time. They may bracket certain experiences, such as a heart attack, as timemarkers or turning points in the past. Or they may look ahead to recovering their health. Or ahead to death.Charmaz artfully combines near jargon-free analysis with moving stories about how people have experienced illness, usually told in the sufferers' own words. She enters the world of the chronically ill, and brings us into it.

This 1997 edition (second paperback printing) is in a fair, used condition overall. The cover shows few signs of shelf-wear but the text block has some pencil annotations in the margins, made by a previous owner. They are mostly confined to Chapter 2 with only a few in the rest of the book.

Author(s):
Kathy Charmaz
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
23x15x2cm
Edition:
1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0813519675
ISBN-13:
9780813519678
Number of pages:
312
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Title:
Good Days, Bad Days: The Self In Chronic Illness And Time

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