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"They brought you back to the fact you're not the same": Sense of self after traumatic brain injury

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This paper considers contexts following traumatic brain injury, exploring what may be at stake when dominant expectations predict a ‘lost’ or ‘broken’ self. I explore stories co-constructed with one young man and his mother to illustrate their personal and intersubjective understandings of identity, at times conflicting, within family interactions and when encountering normative practices of neurorehabilitation clinicians. The ower relations portrayed confront this man’s narrative attempts to...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1057/s41286-017-0036-8

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK Publisher's website
Journal:
Subjectivity Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
4
Pages:
358–373
Publication date:
2017-08-29
Acceptance date:
2017-08-13
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EISSN:
1755-635X
ISSN:
1755-6341
Source identifiers:
724552
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pubs:724552
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uuid:b63a2a20-7e60-402c-bb3b-82c83b1d9bd1
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pubs:724552
Deposit date:
2017-08-30

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