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dc.contributor.advisorSchneider, Barbara
dc.contributor.authorHofmeister, Marianna Lorraine
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-16T17:02:54Z
dc.date.available2005-08-16T17:02:54Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationHofmeister, M. L. (2004). Stories of mid-life career women with cancer: constructing moral identities in everyday talk (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/23140en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0494038217en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/41603
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 89-94en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis reports the results of a study of stories told by mid-life career women with cancer in Calgary, 2003. An interpretivist approach is used to increase understanding about the role of communication in the social construction of survival. This research focuses on the socially constructed self displayed in dialogic communication. Using narrative methodology and drawing on a corpus of 6 patient-to-patient interviews, this paper demonstrates that: (a) interpersonal communication in narrative forms constitute self identity, and (b) storytellers actively construct moral identities following cancer experience. Drawing on aspects of narrative identity advocated by Ricouer (1984 & 1992) and moral identity advocated by Gergen (1998) I illustrate how narrative methodology may be applied to examine how people deal with cancer by telling stories. This research reveals that post-modem narratives link the mind, the self, and society and enable people to deal with cancer by constructing moral identities for the self.en
dc.format.extentvii, 100 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleStories of mid-life career women with cancer: constructing moral identities in everyday talk
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/23140
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication and Culture
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2004 H635en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1507 520492024


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.