What are the relations between the individual’s phenomenological experiences of grief, and cultural meanings and expectations related to grief? How do people in grief draw upon socio-cultural frames and resources to interpret their own grief experiences, and how do discourses of grief as e.g. a potential health hazard influence bereaved persons’ self-interpretations and practices? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in a longitudinal interview study following seven bereaved couples after the loss of an infant child. Some of the methodological and ethical issues I would like to address and discuss are: What part do emotions play in the relational co-construction of interview knowledge on vulnerable subjects? (How) is it possible to address the relational and culturally embedded aspects of grief through conversations with individuals and/or couples? Can a phenomenological approach avoid an individualization of the individual experiences?
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||9th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, United States|
Duration: 15 May 2013 → 18 May 2013
Conference number: 9
|Conference||9th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry|
|Location||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Period||15/05/2013 → 18/05/2013|
Kofod, E. H. (2013). “I don’t know if fear of flying is a diagnosis, but…”: A longitudinal interview study with bereaved parents. Paper presented at 9th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, United States.