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A Garden for Many Identities

Suzanne C. Ouellette

in Navigating Multiple Identities: Race, Gender, Culture, Nationality, and Roles

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732074
eISBN:
9780199933457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732074.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

How does an urban community garden serve as a site for the embodiment and extension of stories that people can tell about their identities? How does work in the garden foster new forms of identity ... More


The “We of Me”: Barack Obama’s Search for Identity

Ruthellen Josselson

in Navigating Multiple Identities: Race, Gender, Culture, Nationality, and Roles

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732074
eISBN:
9780199933457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732074.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A detailed reading of Obama’s autobiographical Dreams from my Father is conducted to illuminate psychological understanding of the challenges of multiple identity, challenges that occur at both ... More


Society in the Self: A Theory of Identity in Democracy

Hubert J.M. Hermans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190687793
eISBN:
9780190687823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687793.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In this book, Hubert Hermans, internationally known as the creator of the dialogical self theory, launches a new and original theory in which he links society with the most intimate regions of self ... More


Introduction: The Democratic Organization of Self and Identity

Hubert J. M Hermans

in Society in the Self: A Theory of Identity in Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190687793
eISBN:
9780190687823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687793.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The introduction presents the two-fold purpose of this book: (a) to demonstrate that the self is not determined by society as an outside cause but shaping society in its own self-organization and (b) ... More


The Shape of Narrative Identity in Exile

Sean Akerman

in Words and Wounds: Narratives of Exile

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190851712
eISBN:
9780190851743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851712.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 2 discusses how the experience of exile comes to shape identity in a way that can be at odds with the collective identity of that person’s exiled group. The author draws on his fieldwork to ... More


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