Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/67374
Title:
Some body wants to be normal: an account of an HIV narrative
Authors:
Mooney, Annabelle
Abstract:
Narrative accounts of illness often focus on the sociological construction of illness and neglect the body. This paper explores themes of seeing and being seen in the narrative of an HIV positive man to show the importance of uncovering the psychological and corporeal experience of HIV. Such accounts complement and enhance conventional medical accounts of illness. Poignantly, it is a story of how he understands others as reading his body and writing on it. Further, his story is not one that is in circulation. Accounts of positive heterosexual males are few. This paper seeks to add at least one account to the public record so that others may have narrative resources to draw upon. Narrative analysis provides new perspectives on the lived experience of HIV, which are crucial to appreciate how it might be possible to live a positive life.
Journal:
Medical Humanities
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/67374
DOI:
10.1136/jmh.2005.000198
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1468215X; 14734265
Appears in Collections:
Department of Media, Culture and Language Collection

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dc.date.accessioned2009-05-06T07:51:54Z-
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dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.issn1468215X-
dc.identifier.issn14734265-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/jmh.2005.000198-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/67374-
dc.description.abstractNarrative accounts of illness often focus on the sociological construction of illness and neglect the body. This paper explores themes of seeing and being seen in the narrative of an HIV positive man to show the importance of uncovering the psychological and corporeal experience of HIV. Such accounts complement and enhance conventional medical accounts of illness. Poignantly, it is a story of how he understands others as reading his body and writing on it. Further, his story is not one that is in circulation. Accounts of positive heterosexual males are few. This paper seeks to add at least one account to the public record so that others may have narrative resources to draw upon. Narrative analysis provides new perspectives on the lived experience of HIV, which are crucial to appreciate how it might be possible to live a positive life.en
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dc.titleSome body wants to be normal: an account of an HIV narrativeen
dc.typeArticleen
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