In this study, we will examine how schizophrenic individuals’ experience their lifeworld and how it affects the identity and the understanding of their own selves. The study’s examination of schizophrenic individuals’ lifeworld is based on a phenomenological analysis of two autobiographies: Respectively I morgen var jeg altid en løve and Mig, “dem” og alle jer andre. The autobiographies represent two different individuals who suffer from schizophrenia. The comparative analysis involves Edmund Husserl, Josef Parnas, Johan Cullberg, Ronald D. Laing and George H. Mead’s theories to get an understanding of the individuals’ experiences of their own mental disorder. In our comparison of the autobiographies, we discover how the diagnosis Schizophrenia can differ from one individual to another. Some individuals will take on their decease as a part of their identity, while others will try to separate themselves from “becoming their decease”. Finally, the study discusses the importance of noticing the individual behind the decease, and the identity crisis that can appear for an individual while facing a serious mental disorder.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||19 dec. 2016|