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Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Garry Hagberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234226
eISBN:
9780191715440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234226.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

The voluminous writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein contain some of the most profound reflections of our time on the nature of the human subject and self-understanding — the human condition, ... More


Creating Better Social Science

William H. Starbuck

in The Production of Knowledge: The Challenge of Social Science Research

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199288533
eISBN:
9780191700521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288533.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

As some questions cannot be answered by traditional theories alone, this book asserts that there are research tactics do not help humans in understanding themselves and their environments. As a ... More


French Autobiography: Devices and Desires: Rousseau to Perec

Michael Sheringham

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158431
eISBN:
9780191673306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158431.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book studies French autobiography. Whereas earlier critics have engaged primarily in theoretical discussion of the genre, or in analyses of individual works or authors, this book identifies ... More


“Testifying” and “Testimony”:: Autobiographical Narratives and African American Religions

Moses N. Moore, Jr.

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Autobiographical narratives and related materials such as journals and diaries have proved to be valuable, but often problematic, resources for the studying and teaching of African American religious ... More


The Boundaries of Episodic Memories

Helen L. Williams, Martin A. Conway, and Alan D. Baddeley

in Understanding Events: From Perception to Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195188370
eISBN:
9780199870462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Episodic memories must have beginnings and endings, but these remain unknown. This chapter presents two initial exploratory studies that attempt to identify the beginnings and endings of various ... More


NARRATING EXPERIENCE: NARRATING EXPERIENCE: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL SELF

William L Randall and A. Elizabeth McKim

in Reading Our Lives: The poetics of growing old

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195306873
eISBN:
9780199894062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306873.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores the origins and operations of what the book calls “the narrative variable.” First, consideration is given to current research in neurology and cognitive neuroscience which ... More


EXPANDING OUR STORIES: EXPANDING OUR STORIES: THE MYSTERY OF MEMORY

William L Randall and A. Elizabeth McKim

in Reading Our Lives: The poetics of growing old

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195306873
eISBN:
9780199894062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306873.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the infinite complexity of autobiographical memory and yet its utter necessity for constructing a viable sense of the self, i.e., a strong self-story. Like a literary text, ... More


Accuracy and Specificity of Autobiographical Memory in Childhood Trauma Victims: Developmental Considerations

Christin M. Ogle, Stephanie D. Block, Latonya S. Harris, Michelle Culver, Else-Marie Augusti, Susan Timmer, Anthony Urquiza, and Gail S. Goodman

in Stress, Trauma, and Children's Memory Development: Neurobiological, cognitive, clinical and legal perspectives

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195308457
eISBN:
9780199867387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308457.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the claim that childhood trauma leads to a specific type of autobiographical memory functioning, namely “overgeneral memory”. It reviews scientific theory and research on ... More


juana canabal antokoletz juana canabal antokoletz Trauma, Gender, and the Unfolding of the Unconscious

Elliott Antokoletz

in Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195365825
eISBN:
9780199868865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter explores personal and social factors in the development of trauma, the importance of mutual recognition and gender, and the relation to language and meaning. In Debussyés opera, it ... More


Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999

Radwa Ashour, Ferial Ghazoul, and Hasna Reda-Mekdashi (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161469
eISBN:
9781936190003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161469.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book provides a critical review of Arab women writers from the last quarter of the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth century. This study—first published in Arabic in 2004—looks at ... More


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