The Resource The poetics and politics of Alzheimer's disease life-writing, Martina Zimmermann

The poetics and politics of Alzheimer's disease life-writing, Martina Zimmermann

Label
The poetics and politics of Alzheimer's disease life-writing
Title
The poetics and politics of Alzheimer's disease life-writing
Statement of responsibility
Martina Zimmermann
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first book-length exploration of the thoughts and experiences expressed by dementia patients in published narratives over the last thirty years. It contrasts third-person caregiver and first-person patient accounts from different languages and a range of media, focusing on the poetical and political questions these narratives raise: what images do narrators appropriate; what narrative plot do they adapt; and how do they draw on established strategies of life-writing. It also analyses how these accounts engage with the culturally dominant Alzheimer's narrative that centres on dependence and vulnerability, and addresses how they relate to discourses of gender and aging. Linking literary scholarship to the medico-scientific understanding of dementia as a neurodegenerative condition, this book argues that, first, patients' articulations must be made central to dementia discourse; and second, committed alleviation of caregiver burden through social support systems and altered healthcare policies requires significantly altered views about aging, dementia, and Alzheimer's patients
Member of
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zimmermann, Martina
Dewey number
809.04
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN770-PN779
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WM 220
Series statement
Palgrave studies in literature, science, and medicine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • British literature
  • Dementia
  • Patients
  • Narration
  • Caregivers
  • Personal Narratives as Topic
  • Psychiatry
  • British literature
  • Literature
  • Literature, Modern
Label
The poetics and politics of Alzheimer's disease life-writing, Martina Zimmermann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Critically Reading Dementia Narratives: Amplifying Advocacy -- Chapter 1: Of Wives and Daughters: The Stereotype of Caring Females? -- Chapter 2: From a "Care-Free" Distance: Sons Talking About Cultural Concepts -- Chapter 3: About Tradition and Triumph: Patients Popularise Dementia Narrative -- Chapter 4: On Reclaiming Authority: The Enabling Discourse of Alzheimer's Disease -- Conclusion: Dementia Narratives -- Shifter of Perspectives and Values -- Bibliography -- Works Cited -- Index
Control code
993681848
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (viii, 167 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319443881
Lccn
2016952436
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-44388-1
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9783319443881
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993681848
Label
The poetics and politics of Alzheimer's disease life-writing, Martina Zimmermann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Critically Reading Dementia Narratives: Amplifying Advocacy -- Chapter 1: Of Wives and Daughters: The Stereotype of Caring Females? -- Chapter 2: From a "Care-Free" Distance: Sons Talking About Cultural Concepts -- Chapter 3: About Tradition and Triumph: Patients Popularise Dementia Narrative -- Chapter 4: On Reclaiming Authority: The Enabling Discourse of Alzheimer's Disease -- Conclusion: Dementia Narratives -- Shifter of Perspectives and Values -- Bibliography -- Works Cited -- Index
Control code
993681848
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (viii, 167 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319443881
Lccn
2016952436
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-44388-1
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9783319443881
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993681848

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