Meaningful links between physical stimuli and illness : semiotic mediation in experiences of "catching the wolf" and "avoiding drafts"

2018
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2
dc.abstract.enPhysical and physiological experiences greatly differ in the degree to which they become meaningful elements of our narratives. Some experiences, however, are uniquely imbued with the power to evoke, or catalyze, the search for meaningful engagement with the environment. One such area is illness. This study examines differences in meaning-making processes involving commonplace experiences of physical sensations, particularly changes in temperature, and it does so within the uniquely charged context of illness. Semistructured interviews were conducted in two countries (Poland and the US). The data show interesting points of both convergence and divergence on the interpersonal, intergroup, and cross-situational levels. While we are all familiar with the particular physical experiences in question (drafts of air and sitting on a cold, hard surface), they are meaningful, and thus captured in participant narratives, only in some social contexts and/or only in conjunction with certain catalysts (e.g. illness). What is more, in the absence of such meaningful, shared explanatory tools, participants showed confusion as to the source of the illness. This study includes an exploration of the poetic notion of "catching the wolf" (a Polish expression for falling ill after sitting on a cold, hard surface).pl
dc.affiliationWydział Filozoficzny : Instytut Pedagogikipl
dc.contributor.authorMazur, Lucas - 351182 pl
dc.date.accession2018-11-08pl
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-03T10:05:13Z
dc.date.available2018-12-03T10:05:13Z
dc.date.issued2018pl
dc.description.additionalAutor podpisany na pub. Lucas B. Mazurpl
dc.description.number2pl
dc.description.physical174-189pl
dc.description.publication0,9pl
dc.description.volume24pl
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1354067X17713929pl
dc.identifier.eissn1461-7056pl
dc.identifier.issn1354-067Xpl
dc.identifier.projectROD UJ / Opl
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/62338
dc.identifier.weblinkhttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1354067X17713929pl
dc.languageengpl
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dc.subject.enillnesspl
dc.subject.ensemiotic mediationpl
dc.subject.enmeaning-mallingpl
dc.subject.ennarrativespl
dc.subject.encommon coldpl
dc.subject.ensicknesspl
dc.subject.endraftpl
dc.subject.enwindpl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleMeaningful links between physical stimuli and illness : semiotic mediation in experiences of "catching the wolf" and "avoiding drafts"pl
dc.title.journalCulture & Psychologypl
dc.typeJournalArticlepl
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dc.abstract.enpl
Physical and physiological experiences greatly differ in the degree to which they become meaningful elements of our narratives. Some experiences, however, are uniquely imbued with the power to evoke, or catalyze, the search for meaningful engagement with the environment. One such area is illness. This study examines differences in meaning-making processes involving commonplace experiences of physical sensations, particularly changes in temperature, and it does so within the uniquely charged context of illness. Semistructured interviews were conducted in two countries (Poland and the US). The data show interesting points of both convergence and divergence on the interpersonal, intergroup, and cross-situational levels. While we are all familiar with the particular physical experiences in question (drafts of air and sitting on a cold, hard surface), they are meaningful, and thus captured in participant narratives, only in some social contexts and/or only in conjunction with certain catalysts (e.g. illness). What is more, in the absence of such meaningful, shared explanatory tools, participants showed confusion as to the source of the illness. This study includes an exploration of the poetic notion of "catching the wolf" (a Polish expression for falling ill after sitting on a cold, hard surface).
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Filozoficzny : Instytut Pedagogiki
dc.contributor.authorpl
Mazur, Lucas - 351182
dc.date.accessionpl
2018-11-08
dc.date.accessioned
2018-12-03T10:05:13Z
dc.date.available
2018-12-03T10:05:13Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2018
dc.description.additionalpl
Autor podpisany na pub. Lucas B. Mazur
dc.description.numberpl
2
dc.description.physicalpl
174-189
dc.description.publicationpl
0,9
dc.description.volumepl
24
dc.identifier.doipl
10.1177/1354067X17713929
dc.identifier.eissnpl
1461-7056
dc.identifier.issnpl
1354-067X
dc.identifier.projectpl
ROD UJ / O
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/62338
dc.identifier.weblinkpl
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1354067X17713929
dc.languagepl
eng
dc.language.containerpl
eng
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dc.subject.enpl
illness
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semiotic mediation
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meaning-malling
dc.subject.enpl
narratives
dc.subject.enpl
common cold
dc.subject.enpl
sickness
dc.subject.enpl
draft
dc.subject.enpl
wind
dc.subtypepl
Article
dc.titlepl
Meaningful links between physical stimuli and illness : semiotic mediation in experiences of "catching the wolf" and "avoiding drafts"
dc.title.journalpl
Culture & Psychology
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JournalArticle
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