Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Meaning through narrative: A personal narrative discussing resilience and perseverance of a young Black male
by Burnell, Eric, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 74; 1486294
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to explore the impact on a young Black male of being raised in an economically marginalized community by a single parent and headed by a matriarch. The narrative explained how the writer was able to persevere through his obstacles, despite enduring many unfavorable circumstances. This thesis was a self-discovery project and was a therapeutic intervention for the writer. Personal narratives were reviewed and each story expressed some kind of conflict or plight. Each of the narratives described an act of perseverance and resilience in order to find a solution which is evident daily in a social worker's career. The writer's experience of developing his own narrative with social worker influences were discussed too.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lam, Brian
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Black studies, Social work, Individual & family studies
Publication Number: 1486294
ISBN: 978-1-124-24295-8
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