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Narrative and Identity

Studies in Autobiography, Self and Culture

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  • Editor(s): Jens Brockmeier 1  and Donal Carbaugh 2
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    Affiliations: 1: University of Toronto & Freie Universität Berlin; 2: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Date July 2001
  • e-Book ISBN: 9789027298058
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/sin.1

Abstract

How does narrative give shape and meaning to human life? And what special role do narratives play in identifying one as a person in the world? This book explores these questions from the vantage points of various human and cultural sciences, with special attention to the importance of narrative as expression of embodied experience, mode of communication, and form for understanding the world and ultimately ourselves. Presenting a variety of perspectives — from narrative psychology and literary criticism, to discourse, communication and cultural theory — these studies examine the intricacies of narrative identity construction. With contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field, the book highlights the cultural field in which narratives shape forms of life. Using verbal and pictorial, linguistic and performative, oral and written, natural and literary autobiographical texts, the studies demonstrate how the construction of selves, memories, and life-worlds are interwoven in one narrative fabric.<br />

Subjects: Consciousness research; Discourse studies; Theoretical literature & literary studies

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