El análisis histórico de género desde una perspectiva "gran angular": Una retrospectiva personal

Translated title of the contribution: A case for historical "wide-angle" genre analysis: A personal retrospective

Carol Berkenkotter

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Abstract

This paper describes a mixed-method approach to conducting historical genre analysis of case history narratives in psychiatry from the late eighteenth to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Using my recent book-length study, Patient Tales: Case Histories and the Uses of Narrative in Psychiatry, as an example of this approach, I describe what researchers may gain by integrating the techniques of discourse analysis with textual exegesis and rhetorical analysis. Such a repertoire is needed in "wide-angle" studies of histories of the professions in order to capture the complex interactions among sociohistorical, technological, demographic, and epistemological factors in professions that traverse the boundaries between the natural and human sciences.

Translated title of the contributionA case for historical "wide-angle" genre analysis: A personal retrospective
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)9-22
Number of pages14
JournalIberica
Volume18
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

Keywords

  • Antecedent genres
  • Case histories in psychiatry
  • Genre analysis
  • Historical narrative
  • Professionalization

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