Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology
Master of Arts
Narratives of Cancer Survivors in Religions Life is a careful consideration of the narratives of cancer survivors, specifically those in Catholic religious life. Through the use of interviews and secondary sources, the author addresses such issues as relationship with God, stigmatization, community life, Parson's Sick Role, and labeling theories. This thesis also considers the perceived audience during the performance of narratives, specifically, if cancer survivors in religious life perceive God to be a part of their audience and looks at the structure of narratives concerning cancer survivorship.
Kitta, Andrea, "Narratives of Cancer Survivors in Religious Life" (2003). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 606.