The Ties That Bind Us, the Shadows That Separate Us: Life and Death, Shadow and (Dream)Story

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Christopher N. Poulos, Associate Professor & Department Head (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This is an autoethnographic account of a family‘s struggle to respond to a series of tragic losses and to fend off the encroaching shadow that descended on them in their grief. The story unfolds as a study of the redemptive power of story to penetrate the shadows of collective grief and speaks to the possibility of healing from tragedy through the fusion of dream and story into a new nexus of possibility.

Additional Information

Qualitative Inquiry, Vol. 12:1, 96-117.
Language: English
Date: 2006
Death, Dream, Family, Grief, Shadow

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