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Titolo:
Inconspicuous anomalies: alexithymia and ethical relations to the self
Autore:
Greco, M;
Indirizzi:
Univ London Goldsmiths Coll, Dept Sociol, London SE14 6NW, England Univ London Goldsmiths Coll London England SE14 6NW on SE14 6NW, England
Titolo Testata:
HEALTH
fascicolo: 4, volume: 5, anno: 2001,
pagine: 471 - 492
SICI:
1363-4593(200110)5:4<471:IAAAER>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
NEUROTIC PERSONALITY DIMENSION; PSYCHOSOMATIC-MEDICINE; FACIAL EXPRESSIONS; CROSS-VALIDATION; SCALE; ILLNESS; RECOGNITION; PREVALENCE; POLITICS; PAST;
Keywords:
alexithymia; authenticity; ethics; illness; narrative; psychosomatics; self;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
89
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Greco, M Univ London Goldsmiths Coll, Dept Sociol, New Cross, London SE14 6NW, England Univ London Goldsmiths Coll New Cross London England SE14 6NWnd
Citazione:
M. Greco, "Inconspicuous anomalies: alexithymia and ethical relations to the self", HEALTH, 5(4), 2001, pp. 471-492

Abstract

This article uses the analysis and discussion of the 'alexithymia construct' to approach the question of how we might think about the relationship between ethics and illness. After a brief introduction to the construct, its paradigmatic potential within the broader context of psychosomatic medicineis discussed. The article then elaborates on the sociocultural specificityof alexithymia, both as a construct and as a mode of being, to argue that central to this construct is the cultural value ascribed to the notion of an 'authentic self'. The implications of the alexithymia construct are then examined in the vocabulary of narrative approaches to self and illness. Theconstruct may be regarded as an expert meta-narrative on the relative value of different self-narratives in relation to the possibility of disease. As a result, the ethical responsibilities associated both with narrative andwith illness become expanded and transformed.

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