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Conclusion: Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Circumstances

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0102
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter concludes Part II of this book. While American society has reached a new marital low point and has begun the reconstruction of family life, it has not seen the demise of the master ... More


“It’s Not a Normal Life We Lead”: The Stories of Palestinian Youth

Phillip L. Hammack

in Narrative and the Politics of Identity: The Cultural Psychology of Israeli and Palestinian Youth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195394467
eISBN:
9780199863488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394467.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter applies the analytic strategy in Chapter 3 to the question of contemporary Palestinian identity development. It examines the form, thematic content, and ideological setting(s) of the ... More


TRANSCENDING OUR STORIES: TRANSCENDING OUR STORIES: THE POETICS OF SPIRITUAL AGING

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/9780195306873.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter argues that spiritual aging is ultimately a narrative endeavor. After considering the relationship between spirituality and wisdom, aging, and religion, it proposes that spirituality has ... More


STORYING LIFE: STORYING LIFE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF IDENTITY

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/9780195306873.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter continues laying the conceptual groundwork for the rest of the book, where the focus is on aging, by discussing the formation of the self in explicitly narrative terms. The concept of ... More


Restorying Self and Other: An American Experiment

Phillip L. Hammack

in Narrative and the Politics of Identity: The Cultural Psychology of Israeli and Palestinian Youth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195394467
eISBN:
9780199863488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394467.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter addresses the second overarching research question on the cultural psychology of Israeli and Palestinian youth: What role does intergroup contact appear to assume in the development of a ... More


The Legacy of the Caitanya Caritāmṛta: Four Examples in the Grammar of Mimicry

Tony K. Stewart

in The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392722
eISBN:
9780199777327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392722.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Subsequent authors perpetuated the Gauḍīya tradition mimicking the Caitanya caritāmṛta. Narahari Cakravartī’s Bhaktiratnākara most successfully emulated its rhetoric, writing his generation’s history ... More


Facing the Peril of Disintegration

Tony K. Stewart

in The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392722
eISBN:
9780199777327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392722.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Kṛṣṇa Caitanya (1476–1533) sent eight devotees to Vraja to standardize his unique theology and ritual, but the project, led by Rūpa Gosvāmī, took more than half a century. In the interim, Vaiṣṇava ... More


The Mishnah in Comparative Context

Moshe Simon-Shoshan

in Stories of the Law: Narrative Discourse and the Construction of Authority in the Mishnah

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773732
eISBN:
9780199933129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773732.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter places the findings of the previous chapters in the context of other legal texts of the ancient world. Legal writings from the cuneiform literature, the Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls and ... More


Conclusion

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The continuous thread which links the diverse history of this liturgical text is the ongoing desire to establish authenticity. Within their respective cultural-religious systems, the Hellenistic and ... More


Postmodernism and the People without History

Kerwin Lee Klein

in From History to Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268814
eISBN:
9780520948297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268814.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter clarifies the claims of certain strains of postmodern or post-structural discourse to engage global history without falling back into the sort of universal history that had been ... More


Changing the Sjuzet: Lyn Hejinian’s Digressive Narratology and the Writing of History

Srikanth Reddy

in Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199791026
eISBN:
9780199950287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791026.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

In The Fatalist, Lyn Hejinian declares herself the heir apparent to Diderot’s unruly Jacques, employing digression as a literary method for dismantling Enlightenment narratologies of rational order ... More


The Father As An Idea

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores how donor-assisted families construct an absent father to fit with the dictates of the master narrative that all children have physical fathers. It turns out that the women who ... More


Theoretical Approaches to Identity Development and the Power of Narrative

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/9780199995745.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter covers the theoretical framework used to understand identity development in the context of family stories. Theoretical issues include Erikson’s theory, contemporary social and cultural ... More


From the cities to the plains: recent fiction

Richard Hillman

in Louise Erdrich

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074264
eISBN:
9781781702581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074264.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter updates Erdrich's adult fiction with several ‘mini-essays’ on certain aspects of these novels, first addressing the firm conviction that these novels are worthy of and give the same ... 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


The Intersection of Personal and Master Narratives: Is Redemption for Everyone?

Andrea V. Breen and Kate C. McLean

in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190256654
eISBN:
9780190658281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256654.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Prior research and theorizing has pointed to “redemption”—a story structure in which bad turns to good—as a master narrative that permeates American culture, and which has important implications for ... More


Two Storied Paths to Identity Integration

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/9780199995745.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses data from family conversations that address two paths toward identity integration. One path is an assimilative path, focusing on tacit understandings of self. This path ... More


‘I am a schizophrene’: Narrative Identity, Affective Disorder and White’s Stories of Self

Patricia Moran

in Antonia White and Manic-Depressive Illness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474418218
eISBN:
9781474444996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418218.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter contextualises White’s stories of self within contemporary scholarship on narrative identity. White’s search for an exploration of her illness that would account for her psychic turmoil ... More


2002, Year Zero: The Foundations of the New Angola

Jon Schubert

in Working the System: A Political Ethnography of the New Angola

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713699
eISBN:
9781501709692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713699.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Since the end of the Angolan conflict in 2002, the ruling MPLA party has been promoting a ‘master narrative’ of ‘peace and reconstruction’ through which the Angolan conflict is resignified as a ... More


Resisting Stories

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/9780199995745.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on the ways in which adolescents and emerging adults resist the stories that their families tell about them, and the necessity of constructing an alternative narrative. Attention ... More


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