Title The Impact of Radical Loveon Human Memory
Authors RACIONERO PLAZA , SANDRA, Ugalde, Leire, Vidu, Ana, Melgar, Patricia, Navarrete, Nagore, RACIONERO PLAZA , SANDRA
External publication No
Means Qual. Inq.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 1
SJR Quartile 1
Area International
Publication date 01/01/2020
ISI 000548552400001
DOI 10.1177/1077800420938884
Abstract The social impact of reading the bookRadical Lovecannot be grasped by the dominant discourse on the evaluation of social impact. A deep understanding of autobiographical memories must go beyond the quantitative analysis of details and episodes to qualitatively examine the meanings constructed through recollection. Thus, we explored young women's memories of intimate partner violence through memory narratives and the way these memories were reconstructed when the women readRadical Love. In addition, we examined the personal meanings given to this reading experience through in-depth interviews and a focus group. The results showed thatRadical Lovemade the participants more critical about their memories and made these memories unappealing. This reading led some women to leave violent relationships and transform their prospective thinking. In a time when impact is measured mainly by research articles, this qualitative analysis of the memory transformation promoted by readingRadical Lovedemonstrates that books can also have a social impact.
Keywords Radical Love; autobiographical memory; social impact; violence against women
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