Healing Narratives: Women Writers Curing Cultural Dis-ease

2.67 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780813528656: Healing Narratives: Women Writers Curing Cultural Dis-ease

In Healing Narratives, Gay Wilentz explores the relationship between culture and health. In close reading of works by five women writers - Toni Cade Bambara, Erna Broder, Leslie Marmon Silko, Keri Hulme, and Jo Sinclair-she traces the narrative and structural similarities of a main character moving form a state of mental or physical disease toward wellness through reconnection with her cultural traditions. Whether due to the history of diaspora, colonial oppression, or the subversion of traditional culture by modernity, illness can only be overcome when the cultural construction of disease is recognized and a link to the indigenous is restored. Wilentz's cross-cultural approach-African American, Jamaican, Native American, Maori, and Jewish stories-offers a rich context from which the basis of cultural illness can be examined.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"... Healing Narratives is an interesting, original, and insightful study..." - -- Melody Graulich, editor of Western American Literature

"Gay Wilentz's authoritative, ground-breaking study is a must-read for anyone interested in the ways healing cultures around the world..." - -- Lisa Paravisini-Gebert, coeditor of Sacred Possessions: Vodou, Santeria, Obeah, and the Caribbean (Rutgers University Press

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book

Shipping: US$ 11.50
From Japan to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wilentz, Gay
Published by Rutgers UP (2001)
ISBN 10: 0813528658 ISBN 13: 9780813528656
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Asano Bookshop
(Nagoya, AICHI, Japan)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rutgers UP, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 80322

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 58.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.50
From Japan to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds