CMN Colloquium - Unraveling - An Autoethnography of Suicide & Renewal

Thursday, November 30, 2023 - 12:40pm to 2:00pm

Horton Hall - Room 115

CMN Colloquium with Dr. Mike Alvarez

Talk Title: Unraveling: An Autoethnography of Suicide and Renewal 

 “Unraveling examines the relationship among trauma, marginality, and mental health and critiques pathological notions of social and relational being. Through evocative storytelling and in-the-moment narration, Unraveling provides a candid account of descending into so-called mental illness, the myriad traumas leading to breakage, and possibilities for reconstitution and renewal. The narrative is accompanied by a series of analytic chapters that explore the power of autoethnography in challenging hegemonic (i.e., biomedical) discourses on madness, suicidality, and recovery, and the ethical challenges that may arise. Ultimately, the author advocates for ‘unraveling’ as an orientation to the study of madness -- an invitation to decipher the structures and conditions in which people come apart at the seams, and come together anew.”

 November 30, 2023, 12:40 - 2:00 PM

Horton Hall Room 115

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