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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


Uncovering Truth: Confronting Perpetrators and Victims

Robert N. Kraft

in Violent Accounts: Understanding the Psychology of Perpetrators through South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479821600
eISBN:
9781479870288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479821600.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter analyzes the types of truth that emerged and clashed during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearings—the factual or forensic truth, the personal and narrative truth, the ... More


A Conceptual Tool Kit

James V. Wertsch

in How Nations Remember: A Narrative Approach

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197551462
eISBN:
9780197551493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197551462.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The chapter begins with a section on methods and forms of evidence that outlines the difference between top-down and bottom-up analyses of national memory and notes that the latter will be given more ... More


A method for collecting lifecourse data: assessing the utility of the lifegrid

Ann Del Bianco

in Researching the lifecourse: Critical reflections from the social sciences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447317524
eISBN:
9781447317531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317524.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter draws on research which utilized the lifegrid to explore the living and working environments of esophageal cancer patients in order to assess the utility of the lifegrid as a data ... More


On Reshaping the University for the Twenty-First Century

Amikam Nachmani

in Jacob Talmon: Combining histories and presents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085727
eISBN:
9781781704844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085727.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The present academic world in the western world as well as in other places faces cardinal challenges and risks. Humanities in particular cope with extremely difficult times. Our chapter discusses the ... More


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