- Mar 2018
hypertension, heart disease, stomach ills,respiratory difficulties, and depressive episodes, often referred to as ner-vous breakdowns
does this :internalization" process also contribute to the depressive episodes?
In order to maintain their image of a strong black woman, black women mask those behaviors which may make them seem weak. aka "internalizing" them.
this now makes more sinse as to why her initial breakdown is in her apartment in the first place. she only becomes other parts of herselves when she's alone.
the content (metaphors, recurring images, narratives) and the format ofspeech (disavowals, changes in volume, and contradictions) to identifyhow individual speakers mark their proximity to and distance from cul-tural discourses.
Can these distinctions be found in a close reading of Sarah's other selves? what is there proximity to and distance from cultural discoruses
Must read "The listening Guide"