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Schreber'sMemoirs: Myth or personal lamentation.
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PMID:  24318664     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Lucy Bregman's approach to Schreber'sMemoirs is scrutinized and found to be based on a number of fallacious and contradictory assumptions that call her interpretation of the book as personal religious myth into question. A social constructionist approach to mythology maintained by Berger and Luckmann is advanced, suggesting that at best Schreber's work qualifies as a quasi-mythical attempt to explain the source of his personal sociopsychic suffering. The family and interpersonal dynamics of Schreber's quasi-myth are investigated. Similarities to other cases of psychotic quasi-myths are noted and a general relationship between oppressive socialization and psychotic communications is advanced, as well as a specific alternative interpretation of Schreber's work to that proposed by Bregman.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of religion and health     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0022-4197     ISO Abbreviation:  J Relig Health     Publication Date:  1979 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985199R     Medline TA:  J Relig Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-26     Citation Subset:  -    
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