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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


Picking Up Pieces: Lives, Stories, and Integrity

Margaret Urban Walker

in Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315394
eISBN:
9780199872053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315394.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter offers an account of integrity as a kind of reliability accountability under the demands of multiple commitments. Integrity involves keeping reliably coherent the fit between our ... More


LIFE STORIES

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter begins with an account of the life of Bob Love, a professional basketball star from the early 1970s who struggled for years with a debilitating speech impediment only to emerge, in his ... More


The Narrative Sense of Self

Peter Goldie

in The Mess Inside: Narrative, Emotion, and the Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199230730
eISBN:
9780191741340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230730.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 6 is about the narrative sense of self: the sense that we have of ourselves as having a narratable past and future. It is argued that the narrative sense of self is not at all the same thing ... More


Midlife Lesbian Lifeworlds: Narrative Theory and Sexual Identity

Mary M. Read

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter uses narrative identity theory to describe and facilitate an understanding of issues regarding the formation of a positive lesbian identity among a particular cohort of women: midlife ... More


Personal Identity and Memory

Sven Bernecker

in Memory: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577569
eISBN:
9780191722820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577569.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

When a memory content involves an indexical reference to the rememberer, the veridicality constraint on memory demands that the rememberer is numerically the same as the one who had the original ... More


Analysis of Narrative Content

Kathleen Wells

in Narrative Inquiry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195385793
eISBN:
9780199827237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385793.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter discusses approaches to the analysis of the manifest content of narratives. The over-arching aim of these approaches is to capture a narrative's pattern. Three approaches are examined: ... More


Analysis of Narrative Structure

Kathleen Wells

in Narrative Inquiry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195385793
eISBN:
9780199827237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385793.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter discusses approaches to the analysis of the structure of narratives, that is, the analysis of how narratives are put together for what they might mean. Two of the three approaches ... More


Narrative, Truth, Life, and Fiction

Peter Goldie

in The Mess Inside: Narrative, Emotion, and the Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199230730
eISBN:
9780191741340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230730.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 7 addresses a concern about narratives that is often voiced: whether narratives about our lives are capable of truth and objectivity. Care needs to be taken as to what we mean by these terms: ... More


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


Creating a Memory of Oneself: Narrative Identity

Jens Brockmeier

in Beyond the Archive: Memory, Narrative, and the Autobiographical Process

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199861569
eISBN:
9780190264666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861569.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Different chapters of this book are dedicated to different features of the autobiographical process; this chapter examines its interplay with identity formation. It proposes a new theory of narrative ... More


Brain Injury and Survival

Walter Glannon

in Brain, Body, and Mind: Neuroethics with a Human Face

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199734092
eISBN:
9780199894475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734092.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the metaphysical and ethical implications of severe brain injury, considering the respects in which individuals with these injuries survive or fail to survive them. It ... More


Narrative identity and the challenge of literary global politics: towards interpretive pluralism

Cerwyn Moore

in Contemporary Violence: Postmodern War in Kosovo and Chechnya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075995
eISBN:
9781781702697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075995.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the phenomenological roots of hermeneutic studies and forms a link to narratives accounts of identity. It then focuses on a turn in international relations that is concerned ... More


Paul Ricœur: Selfhood

Christopher Watkin

in Phenomenology or Deconstruction?: The Question of Ontology in Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Paul Ricoeur and Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637591
eISBN:
9780748671847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637591.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 3 is devoted to exploring the phenomenology of selfhood, a theme raised in the debate between Merleau-Ponty and Derrida in chapter 2. Turning to Ricœur's work on selfhood, notably in Oneself ... More


Decolonizing Moves: Beyond Eurocentric Culture, Narrative, and Identity

Sunil Bhatia

in Decolonizing Psychology: Globalization, Social Justice, and Indian Youth Identities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199964727
eISBN:
9780190690243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199964727.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses how globalization through the mechanism of neoliberalization shapes spaces, places, and identities. It is argued that a “decolonial perspective” on Euro-American psychology ... More


Beyond the Archive: Memory, Narrative, and the Autobiographical Process

Jens Brockmeier

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199861569
eISBN:
9780190264666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861569.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Our longstanding view of memory and remembering is in the midst of a profound transformation. This does not only affect our concept of memory or a particular idea of how we remember and forget; it is ... 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


Decolonizing Psychology: Globalization, Social Justice, and Indian Youth Identities

Sunil Bhatia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199964727
eISBN:
9780190690243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199964727.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Decolonizing Psychology sheds light on the universalizing power and the colonizing dimensions of Euro-American psychology. The book integrates insights from postcolonial, narrative, and cultural ... More


Narrative identity and resilience for people in later life with dementia living in care homes: the role of visual arts enrichment activities

Andrew Newman, Bruce Davenport, and Teri Howson-Griffiths

in Resilience and Ageing: Creativity, Culture and Community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447340911
eISBN:
9781447340942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340911.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter analyses data from a large-scale, mixed methods project wherein groups of people with dementia were invited to take part in visual arts activities. It assesses how visual arts enrichment ... 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


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