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Narrative – State of the Art
  • ISSN 1387-6740
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9935
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Abstract

The present article discusses the need for a narrative approach within current identity theory and insists on the importance of an appropriate selection when it comes to a specific approach. It is argued that the most adequate theoretical relationship can be established to a poststructuralist and deconstructivist narratology. This understanding leads to a focus on narrativity and to the performative construction of identity. The question of belonging facilitates further elaboration on the various aspects of identity. Again, narrativity is proposed as a theoretical and methodological approach for analysis. Here situational self-positioning and positioning by others are seen as central in the negotiation of belonging. Particular emphasis is placed on small narratives and on positioning within the discursive situation.
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2006-01-01
2019-12-07
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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): Deconstructive Narratology , Identity Construction and Poststructuralist Narratology
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