Item description for Narrative and Identity (Studies in Narrative) by Jens Brockmeier & Donal A. Carbaugh...
The starting point of this work was a conference on narrative and identity that took place at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) in Vienna, in December of 1995. Scholars from psychology, philosophy, social sciences, literary theory, classics, psychiatry, communication, and film theory gathered to explore, from the vantage points of their disciplines and their individual work, the importance of narrative as an expressive embodiment of our experience, as a mode of communication, and as a form for understanding the world and ultimately ourselves. This book thoroughly covers such topics as: narrative - problems and promises of an alternative paradigm; metaphysics and narrative - singularities and multiplicities of self; narratives of national identity as group narratives; "You're marked" - breast cancer, tattoo, and the narrative performance of identity; identity and narrative in Piaget's autobiographies; from the end to the beginning - retrospective teleology in autobiography; and narrative, identity and the reconstruction of the self.
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Studio: John Benjamins Publishing Co.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.74" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.87" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Sep 7, 2001
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing Co.
ISBN 9027226415 ISBN13 9789027226419