Narrative and Identity

Narrative and Identity

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Annotation This text evolved out of a December 1995 conference at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) in Vienna, attended by scholars from psychology, psychiatry, philosophy, social sciences, literary theory, classics, communication, and film theory, and exploring the importance of narrative as an expression of our experience, as a form of communication, and as a form for understanding the world and ourselves. Nine scholars from Canada, the US, and Europe contribute 12 essays on the relationship between narrative and human identity, how we construct what we call our lives and create ourselves in the process. Coverage includes theoretical perspectives on the problem of narrative and self construction, specific life stories in their cultural contexts, and empirical and theoretical issues of autobiographical memory and narrative identity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( maybe not so difficult to define autobiographical narrative: a story, or a part of it, that refers in one way or another to onea#39;s ... The third theme tackled in this essay is the vision of time and temporality that emerges in autobiographical narrativeanbsp;...

Title:Narrative and Identity
Author: Jens Brockmeier, Donal A. Carbaugh
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2001-01-01

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