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The Return Home: Mythic Narratives and Family History

Tracie Church Guzzio

in All Stories Are True: History, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030048
eISBN:
9781617030055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030048.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses John Edgar Wideman’s belief in the family as the source of the story-literally and figuratively. In fact, more has been written about Wideman’s “family stories” and ... More


Buried Alive: A Family Story Becomes Quilombo History

Jan Hoffman French

in Legalizing Identities: Becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's Northeast

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832929
eISBN:
9781469605777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889886_french.12
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The recognition of Mocambo as a modern-day “quilombo” was accompanied by a cascade of changes in relationships and self-conceptions. At the same time, those transformations have been guided by, and ... More


Local Boons: The Many Lives of Family Stories

Kirin Narayan

in Locating Life Stories: Beyond East-West Binaries in (Auto)Biographical Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837303
eISBN:
9780824871543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837303.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on family stories. These stories include rehashings of recent events that the speaker may have personally observed; oral history and legends about ancestors that are passed along ... More


Building the Narrative Ecology

Kate C. McLean

in The Co-authored Self: Family Stories and the Construction of Personal Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199995745
eISBN:
9780190280475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199995745.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter introduces the importance of the psychosocial task of identity development, and of the narrative ecology framework as a model to understand identity development in the context of family ... More


The Co-authored Self: Family Stories and the Construction of Personal Identity

Kate C. McLean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199995745
eISBN:
9780190280475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199995745.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

Robust literatures have shown that developing a coherent and integrated understanding of oneself—a personal identity—is best accomplished within relational contexts. Undoubtedly one of the most ... More


Children’s Department: Edwardian Children’s Literature

Jonathan Wild

in Literature of the 1900s: The Great Edwardian Emporium

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748635061
eISBN:
9781474419536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635061.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the appearance of much memorable children's literature during what has come to be known as its ‘Golden Age’. Covering the work of three of the main innovators in this field, ... More


Order and Rebellion: Faulkner’s Small Town and the Place of Memory

Miles Orvell

in Faulkner and Material Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037122
eISBN:
9781604731637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037122.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter describes how one it might feel being present at the primal scene in an artist’s work by looking at Faulkner’s introduction of the town that he wrote about for twenty years or more ... More


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