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    Reclaiming the Docile Body: An Autoethnography of Illness and Adult Education.


    Codd, Rachel (2017) Reclaiming the Docile Body: An Autoethnography of Illness and Adult Education. Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    Abstract

    I am presenting an autoethnography on my experiences of illness and my return to education, in an adult education context. I first became ill with acute kidney failure in January 2011, a few months after giving birth to my son. It happened so suddenly and unexpectedly. I was thrown into a completely different world, questioning and reflecting on my life up to that point. In this thesis, I will show how my experiences of illness led me to return to education and how adult education enabled me to reclaim myself through agency. I have used the work of Foucault to help me interpret my experiences. I chose to do this topic for other to gain insight into the experiences of those with illness and how adult education can be used as a catalyst for change.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Keywords: M.Ed. in Adult and Community Education; M.Ed.; illness; sickess; ill health; health; kidney failure; back to education; return to education; further education;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
    Item ID: 9649
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2018 09:29
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