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Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives offers a comprehensive introduction to the history and theory of narrative therapy. Influenced by feminist, postmodern, and critical theory, this edited volume illustrates how we make sense of our lives and experiences by ascribing meaning through stories that arise within social conversations and culturally available discourses.

The Blinding Power of Genetics: Manufacturing and Privatizing Stories of Eating Disorders
The blinding power of genetics: Manufacturing and privatizing stories of eating disorders

In narrative therapy, the therapist engages with the client's own understanding of his or her problems and helps the individual to open and develop new possibilities through re-storying. This undertaking is guided by the ethic of being respectful of the client as a subject and is therefore opposed to therapeutic practices that objectify clients or reinforce stories that individualize their problems and pathologize them. Currently in the area of eating disorders, there is a biological narrative emerging that has the potential of eclipsing understandings developed over the last two or three decades. This new narrative features genetic research made possible by the ...

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