The philosopher of ambiguity: exploring stories of spirituality of people with aphasia through the lens of Merleau-Ponty
MacKenzie, S. and Marsh, I. 2018. The philosopher of ambiguity: exploring stories of spirituality of people with aphasia through the lens of Merleau-Ponty. Journal of Disability and Religion.
|Authors||MacKenzie, S. and Marsh, I.|
Spirituality as a concept has only recently begun to be considered in speech and language therapy research and practice, and phenomenology as a research methodology is also not widely used in SLT research. Yet, concepts propounded by the phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty arguably offer a useful theoretical framework from which to view certain aspects of SLT including the concept of spirituality and how this is expressed by people with a communication difficulty.
In this project, eight people with aphasia were interviewed about their spirituality. The interviews were transcribed, themes identified and stories created. These stories were viewed using one of the concepts propounded by Merleau-Ponty, namely ambiguity.
|Journal||Journal of Disability and Religion|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|ISSN||Print ISSN: 2331-2521 Online ISSN: 2331-253X|
|Online||01 Dec 2018|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||19 Sep 2018|
|Accepted||01 Aug 2018|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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