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Diagnosing Folklore provides an inclusive forum for an expansive conversation on the sensitive, raw, and powerful processes that shape and imbue meaning in the lives of individuals and communities beleaguered by medical stigmatization, conflicting public perceptions, and contextual constraints. This volume aims to showcase current ideas and debates, as well as promote the larger study of disability, health, and trauma within folkloristics, helping bridge the gaps between the folklore discipline and disability studies.

This book consists of three sections, each dedicated to key issues in disability, health, and trauma. It explores the confluence of disability, ethnography, and the stigmatized vernacular through communicative competence, esoteric and exoteric groups in the Special Olympics, and the role of family in stigmatized communities. Then, it considers knowledge, belief, and treatment in regional and ethnic communities with case studies from the Latino/a community in Los Angeles, Javanese Indonesia, and Middle America. Lastly, the volume looks to the performance of mental illness, stigma, and trauma through contemporary legends about mental illness, vlogs on bipolar disorder, medical fetishism, and veterans’ stories.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-2
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  1. Introduction: The Anatomy of Ethnography: Diagnosing Folkloristics and the Conceptualization of Disability
  2. Andrea Kitta and Trevor J. Blank
  3. pp. 3-20
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  1. Part One: Disability, Ethnography, and the Stigmatized Vernacular
  2. pp. 21-22
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  1. Chapter One: Disability, Narrative Normativity, and the Stigmatized Vernacular of Communicative (in)Competence
  2. Amy Shuman
  3. pp. 23-40
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  1. Chapter Two: Exploring Esoteric and Exoteric Definitions of Disability: Inclusion, Segregation, and Kinship in a Special Olympics Group
  2. Olivia Caldeira
  3. pp. 41-64
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  1. Chapter Three: Invoking the Relative: A New Perspective on Family Lore in Stigmatized Communities
  2. Sheila Bock and Kate Parker Horigan
  3. pp. 65-84
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  1. Part Two: Folk Knowledge, Belief, and Treatment in Regional and Ethnic Health Praxis
  2. pp. 85-86
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  1. Chapter Four: Latina/o Local Knowledge about Diabetes: Emotional Triggers, Plant Treatments, and Food Symbolism
  2. Michael Owen Jones
  3. pp. 87-114
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  1. Chapter Five: Interpreting and Treating Autism in Javanese Indonesia: Listening to Folk Perspectives on Developmental Difference and Inclusion
  2. Annie Tucker
  3. pp. 115-136
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  1. Chapter Six: “Heal Thyself”: Holistic Women Healers in Middle America
  2. Elaine J. Lawless
  3. pp. 137-154
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  1. Part Three: The Performance of Mental Illness, Stigma, and Trauma
  2. pp. 155-156
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  1. Chapter Seven: Deranged Psychopaths and Victims Who Go Insane: Visibility and Invisibility in the Depiction of Mental Health and Illness in Contemporary Legend
  2. Diane E. Goldstein
  3. pp. 157-174
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  1. Chapter Eight: Broadcasting the Stigmatized Self: Positioning Functions of YouTube Vlogs on Bipolar Disorder
  2. Darcy Holtgrave
  3. pp. 175-193
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  1. Chapter Nine: Tales from the Operating Theater: Medical Fetishism and the Taboo Performative Power of Erotic Medical Play
  2. London Brickley
  3. pp. 194-214
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  1. Chapter Ten: Falling Out of Performance: Pragmatic Breakdown in Veterans’ Storytelling
  2. Kristiana Willsey
  3. pp. 215-232
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 233-236
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 237-240
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781496804297
Related ISBN
9781496804259
MARC Record
OCLC
919202352
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2016-07-11
Language
English
Open Access
No
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