Loss of self commonly occurs among people who have suffered a devastating illness or injury. Many of them subsequently struggle to regain a valued self, but how do they do it? Sonoma State Sociology Professor Kathy Charmaz discusses this and other questions in a powerful lecture, "Losing and Regaining a Valued Self," on Tuesday, April 26 at noon in the Student Center Ballroom.
The lecture offers a theoretical analysis of regaining a valued self and shows how grounded theory methods aids and expedites creating the analysis. The material for the lecture draws on Charmaz's contribution to a qualitative analysis demonstration project with five psychologists, which culminated in a book, "Five Ways of Doing Qualitative Analysis: Phenomenological Psychology, Grounded Theory, Discourse Analysis, Narrative Research, and Intuitive Inquiry."
Charmaz was asked to give this lecture by her Sociology Department colleagues, recognizing her retirement after 43 years at Sonoma State.
The lecture is free to attend, parking on campus is $5-$8. For more information, contact the Sociology Department at 707.664.2561.