Narrative collisions, sociocultural pressures and dementia: the relational basis of personhood reconsidered

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620508
Title:
Narrative collisions, sociocultural pressures and dementia: the relational basis of personhood reconsidered
Authors:
Tolhurst, Edward; Weicht, Bernhard; Kingston, Paul
Abstract:
The concept of personhood developed by Tom Kitwood highlights that the experience of dementia has relational dimensions that transcend the neurodegenerative impacts of the condition. This relational focus, however, has been narrowly conceptualised, with the impact of broader sociocultural factors on experience underplayed. The empirical exploration of interaction also requires reinforcement: a tendency for dyadic studies to portray findings in an individualised format hinders the interrogation of interpersonal negotiations. This article draws upon qualitative research that employed a joint interview approach, interviewing men with dementia and their spousal carers together. The focus on a dyadic case study from this research enables methodical exploration of the experience of living with dementia. This is realised by considering the socially-framed perspective of each person, and then how their perspectives are interwoven within interactional exchanges. This provides a platform for the evaluation of the current decontextualised notion of personhood and its implications. It is concluded that a sociologically informed perspective can help to reinforce the academic understanding of personhood.
Affiliation:
Staffordshire University; University of Innsbruck; University of Chester
Citation:
Tolhurst, E., Weicht, B., & Kingston, P. (2017). Narrative collisions, sociocultural pressures and dementia: the relational basis of personhood reconsidered. Sociology of Health and Illness, 39(2), 212-226. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12523
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Sociology of Health and Illness
Publication Date:
8-Feb-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620508
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9566.12523/abstract
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Tolhurst, E., Weicht, B., & Kingston, P. (2017). Narrative collisions, sociocultural pressures and dementia: the relational basis of personhood reconsidered. Sociology of Health and Illness, 39(2), 212-226. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12523, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9566.12523/abstract. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
EISSN:
1467-9566
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorTolhurst, Edwarden
dc.contributor.authorWeicht, Bernharden
dc.contributor.authorKingston, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-17T14:59:08Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-17T14:59:08Z-
dc.date.issued2017-02-08-
dc.identifier.citationTolhurst, E., Weicht, B., & Kingston, P. (2017). Narrative collisions, sociocultural pressures and dementia: the relational basis of personhood reconsidered. Sociology of Health and Illness, 39(2), 212-226. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12523en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620508-
dc.descriptionThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Tolhurst, E., Weicht, B., & Kingston, P. (2017). Narrative collisions, sociocultural pressures and dementia: the relational basis of personhood reconsidered. Sociology of Health and Illness, 39(2), 212-226. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12523, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9566.12523/abstract. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archivingen
dc.description.abstractThe concept of personhood developed by Tom Kitwood highlights that the experience of dementia has relational dimensions that transcend the neurodegenerative impacts of the condition. This relational focus, however, has been narrowly conceptualised, with the impact of broader sociocultural factors on experience underplayed. The empirical exploration of interaction also requires reinforcement: a tendency for dyadic studies to portray findings in an individualised format hinders the interrogation of interpersonal negotiations. This article draws upon qualitative research that employed a joint interview approach, interviewing men with dementia and their spousal carers together. The focus on a dyadic case study from this research enables methodical exploration of the experience of living with dementia. This is realised by considering the socially-framed perspective of each person, and then how their perspectives are interwoven within interactional exchanges. This provides a platform for the evaluation of the current decontextualised notion of personhood and its implications. It is concluded that a sociologically informed perspective can help to reinforce the academic understanding of personhood.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9566.12523/abstracten
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectDementia / Alzheimer’sen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectIdentityen
dc.subjectMarital relationshipsen
dc.subjectInterviewing (qualitative)en
dc.subjectNarrative methoden
dc.titleNarrative collisions, sociocultural pressures and dementia: the relational basis of personhood reconsidereden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1467-9566-
dc.contributor.departmentStaffordshire University; University of Innsbruck; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalSociology of Health and Illnessen
dc.date.accepted2016-08-24-
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