PERSONAL NARRATIVES DO NOT COME EASILY TO THE PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED SELF

  • Roberta Wells Imre

Abstract

The growth of philosophical and cultural views challenging the hegemony of our modernist perspective comes from a variety of directions and defies description under one unifying banner. The most commonly used term referring to these broad changes is "postmodern", an umbrella term unclear in its definition. It is not surprising we evaluate our narratives by this inherited criteria. We are not only uncomfortable with the new emphasis on subjectivities previously taboo in professional writing, we find it almost impossible to avoid conventional evaluations, judgements and conceptualizations rooted in Western philosophical thought. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Author Biography

Roberta Wells Imre
Roberta Wells Imre is a social worker and writer. She was chair of the Group for the Study of Philosophical Issues in
Social Work. She lives in Staten Island, N.Y.
Published
2014-06-12
Section
General Submissions