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Narrating what has happened can give coherence, resignify and give sense to fractures, from its personal history and cultural rituals, overcoming that state of initial confusion in which it is impossible to say anything because nothing is understood.
The stance of the project is not only descriptive and pragmatic, which allows understanding the way mentally diseased/distressed people get through and give sense to their problems by resorting to cultural resources; it is also critical and reflexive, so as to enlighten the normative and evaluative dimension of the collective representations around autonomy .
We appreciate what [the] international communities are doing; they must give sense to the people of South Sudan if they want genuine peace in South Sudan.
And all the problems that are prevalent in the world like disturbances and violence, may the goddess stop all this and give sense to all men," said Ritu Bannerjee, a devotee at one of the pandals.
The following brief, panoramic view of Equatorial Guinean literature shows that many writers revisit key places and spaces of the past and present (material and nonmaterial) to give sense to the fragmented collective memory of Equatorial Guineans.
This is the way I give sense to my work," said the stylist.
The sound of silence marks the beginning and guides the rhythm of the steps in our physical and spiritual route in tireless search of answers that give sense to our existence.
Human beings should determine and should themselves give sense to their lives.
However, it is not that these illusions do no work: "these simulated stabilities thus give sense to our selves and our world, but they remain inadequate to the ungrounded structure and the dynamics from which they arise" (p.
How can an analysis of narrative interviews shed light on different attempts to make sense of and give sense to critical events and actions?
The underlying assumption is that these conceptions act as implicit theories which direct and give sense to the practices with patients and to professionals' performance within the health care institution.