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dc.contributor.authorPenner, Joyce
dc.contributor.authorPenner, Joyce
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-29T18:30:02Z
dc.date.available2014-04-29T18:30:02Z
dc.date.issued2014-04-29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/5389
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this autoethnography was to reflect upon the ways in which my recovery was aided by the personal connections made while volunteering in a homeless shelter. Congruent with autoethnographic best practice, data were collected through a variety of means, including: journaling, field notes, participant observation, and collection of artifacts. An autoethnographic narrative emerged out of the analysis of data detailing my recuperative journey. Results indicated that my time spent volunteering at the shelter: (a) fostered a sense of Community, (b) made me aware of Realizations that broadened my perspective, and (c) aided in motivating me to be Intentional about Improving my Life. These three themes proved to be important factors in my recovery process. This thesis will inform social science researchers and health advocates by making a contribution to the growing body of literature regarding recovery.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectautoethnographyen_US
dc.subjectrecoveryen_US
dc.subjectvolunteerismen_US
dc.subjectcommunityen_US
dc.subjectrealizationen_US
dc.titleAnachronistic Me: An Autoethnographic Account of Recovery through Volunteerismen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Social Justice and Equity Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Sociologyen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.embargo.termsNoneen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-08-04T02:53:16Z


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