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Volume 23, Issue 2
  • ISSN 1387-6740
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9935
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Abstract

In this article, I approach day care centers as stages upon which various small stories are constructed and performed by young children and other interlocutors. The aim of the article is two-fold. Methodologically, the paper is a tentative application of Erving Goffman’s dramaturgical perspective onto narrative research with children. Empirically, the aim is to explore day care centers as narrative environments that constitute children’s lives and identities. I anchor my analysis and interpretation of research material, collected in two groups of children, in three perspectives. Firstly, I focus on the spatial practices of the day care centers, framing the construction of small stories. Secondly, I deal with the production of small stories between cultural routines and active reconstruction. Finally, I draw attention to children’s identity construction as a continuous process influenced by a variety of individual, material, contextual, cultural, and interactional factors.
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2013-01-01
2019-09-20
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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): children , dramaturgy , performance , small story and stage
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