The intentionality of insight: The meanings given to insight in the lived experiences of AIDS dementia Kelly, Angela en_US 2021-11-25T15:13:17Z 2021-11-25T15:13:17Z 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract Rather than duplicating biomedical research measuring insight, or suggesting models by which one could more reliably measure a person with dementia's insight, I turn to the notion of insight reflexively. Based on ethnographic research with four `intimate circles of care', I explore the consciousness of people with AIDS dementia's insight, the intentionality of insight in the phenomenological sense. Since insight is a capacity of all humans, I also include in my unit of analysis the meanings of insight for significant others. With intentionality, what matters most are the meanings made of and the positions taken towards insight. I do not address what we understand philosophically as knowledge or question the definitions of awareness or insight. I focus on the ethnographic description of the meanings and positions that informants had of insight. Intentionality is not necessarily truth or fact, but rather a position taken. From the meanings and positions taken by informants, four themes of the intentionality of insight emerged: insight as heart-wrenching; agency, control and purpose; the hope of losing insight; and insight as life-giving. Intentionality of insight emerged in relation to intimacy, emotions and relationships. Insight was experienced within and narrated through a liminal state. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1471-3012 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other AIDS en_US
dc.subject.other auto-ethnography en_US
dc.subject.other liminality en_US
dc.subject.other relationship-based approach en_US
dc.title The intentionality of insight: The meanings given to insight in the lived experiences of AIDS dementia en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 4 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Dementia: the International Journal of Social Research and Practice en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 521-544 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 7 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Kelly, Angela, National Centre in HIV Social Research, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Centre for Social Research in Health *
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