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Title: Exploring multiple responses to a chaos narrative
Authors: Smith, Brett M.
Sparkes, Andrew C.
Keywords: Chaos
Social model
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Sage (© The Authors)
Citation: SMITH, B. and SPARKES, A.C., 2011. Exploring multiple responses to a chaos narrative. Health, 15(1), pp.38-53.
Abstract: Narratives do things. This performative aspect of narrative includes calling on people for a response. This article explores the responses we have witnessed to a chaos narrative told to us by a disabled man that we then shared with different audiences over time. The following four types of response were identified: depression-therapy restitution stories; breakthrough restitution stories; social model stories; and solace stories. Each kind of response is focused on in detail, and their potentials and limitations are considered. The article does not promote one response over another, or seek the last word on the four responses, as the intention is to generate dialogue rather than to finalize. Future possibilities regarding narrative research and responding to stories are also considered.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/1363459309360782
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15347
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459309360782
ISSN: 1363-4593
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