Chapter 17. Narratives of Displacement and Identity

  1. Brian Hurwitz1,
  2. Trisha Greenhalgh2 and
  3. Vieda Skultans3
  1. Vieda Skultans

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755167.ch18

Narrative Research in Health and Illness

Narrative Research in Health and Illness

How to Cite

Skultans, V. (2004) Narratives of Displacement and Identity, in Narrative Research in Health and Illness (eds B. Hurwitz, T. Greenhalgh and V. Skultans), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755167.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine and the Arts, Department of English, King's College London, UK

  2. 2

    Professor of Primary Health Care, University College London, UK

  3. 3

    Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917928

Online ISBN: 9780470755167



  • displacement;
  • identity;
  • punishment;
  • autobiography;
  • patients


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • A place called

  • Trimda

  • Trimda

  • Gifts to memory

  • Dialogues with the past

  • The broader picture

  • Timeless memories and disconnectedness

  • The return of the native

  • Acknowledgements