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認知症と文学

Dementia and Literature : Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

(Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities)

Maginess, Tess (EDT)

Routledge 2017/08
180 p. 24 cm.   
装丁: Hrd    装丁について
テキストの言語: ENG    出版国: GB
ISBN: 9781138633476
装丁違いISBN: 0367341492
KCN: 1027245043
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DDC: 809.93353
KDC: B201 文学批評・理論
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New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2017. Explores how engaging with dementia through its myriad literary representations can help to deepen and humanize attitudes to people living with the condition.

Full Description

Dementia is an urgent global concern, often termed a widespread 'problem', 'tragedy' or 'burden' and a subject best addressed by health and social policy and practice. However, creative writers can offer powerful and imaginative insights into the experience of dementia across cultures and over time. This cross-disciplinary volume explores how engaging with dementia through its myriad literary representations can help to deepen and humanise attitudes to people living with the condition. Offering and interrogating a wide array of perspectives about how dementia might be 'imagined', this book allows us to see how different ways of being can inflect one another. By drawing on the 'lived' experience of the individual unique person and their loved ones, literature can contribute to a deeper and more compassionate and more liberating attitude to a phenomenon that is both natural and unnatural. Novels, plays and stories reveal a rich panoply of responses ranging from the tragic to the comic, allowing us to understand that people with dementia often offer us models of humour, courage and resilience, and carers can also embody a range of responses from rigidity to compassion. Dementia and Literature problematises the subject of dementia, encouraging us all to question our own hegemonies critically and creatively. Drawing on literary studies, cultural studies, education, clinical psychology, psychiatry, nursing and gerontology, this book is a fascinating contribution to the emerging area of the medical and health humanities. The book will be of interest to those living with dementia and their caregivers as well as to the academic community and policy makers.

Table of Contents

1. Entering a new landscape: Dementia in literature [Ragna Aadlandsvik] 2. Dementia and symbiosis in Waiting for Godot [Briege Casey] 3.'Poor, bare fork'd animal': The representation of dementia in King Lear [Tess Maginess and Hannah Zeilig] 4. Representations of dementia in Arabic literature [Faten Hussein] 5. Missing pieces: trauma, dementia and the ethics of reading in Elizabeth is missing [Lucy Burke] 6. Personal identity and personhood: The role of fiction and biographical accounts in dementia [Femi Oyebode and Jan Oyebode] 7. Language breakdown and the construction of meaning: Linguistic frameworks for readings of dementia in literature [Joan Rahilly] 8. Beyond shadow and play: Different representations of dementia in contemporary Scandinavian literature [Nora Simonhjell] 9. Dementia in recent Indian fiction in English [Pramod K. Nayar] 10. Arts and Healing: Learning from dementia literature [Maeve Rea]