In the last two decades, interest in narrative conceptions of identity has grown exponentially, though there is little agreement about what a "life-narrative" might be. In connecting Kierkegaard with virtue ethics, several scholars have recently argued that narrative models of selves and MacIntyre's concept of the unity of a life help make sense of Kierkegaard's existential stages and, in particular, explain the transition from "aesthetic" to "ethical" modes of life. But others have recently raised difficult questions both for these readings of Kierkegaard and for narrative accounts of identity that draw on the work of MacIntyre in general. While some of these objections concern a strong kind of unity or "wholeheartedness" among an agent's long-term goals or cares, the fundamental objection raised by critics is that personal identity cannot be a narrative, since stories are artifacts made by persons. In this book, Davenport defends the narrative approach to practical identity and autonomy in general, and to Kierkegaard's stages in particular.
In this book, Davenport defends the narrative approach to practical identity and autonomy in general, and to Kierkegaard's stages in particular.
Author: John J. Davenport
The Greek romance was for the Roman period what epic was for the Archaic period or drama for the Classical: the central literary vehicle for articulating ideas about the relationship between self and community. This book offers a reading of the romance both as a distinctive narrative form (using a range of narrative theories) and as a paradigmatic expression of identity (social, sexual and cultural). At the same time it emphasises the elasticity of romance narrative and its ability to accommodate both conservative and transformative models of identity. This elasticity manifests itself partly in the variation in practice between different romancers, some of whom are traditionally Hellenocentric while others are more challenging. Ultimately, however, it is argued that it reflects a tension in all romance narrative, which characteristically balances centrifugal against centripetal dynamics. This book will interest classicists, historians of the novel and students of narrative theory.
This book will interest classicists, historians of the novel and students of narrative theory.
Author: Tim Whitmarsh
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Collections
Essay from the year 2009 in the subject Women Studies / Gender Studies, grade: 2,7, University of Siegen, course: Narrative and Identity, language: English, abstract: The content of this work (take-away exam) deals with the features of narratives and identity and furthermore with the structures of unreliability/reliability. Peter Raggatts theory of the "dialogical self" and narrative and identity is explained and applied to Benjamin Zephaniahs work "Face." Additionally Ita Dalys "The Lady with the red shoes" is discussed on the basis of the concepts of (un)reliability.
Essay from the year 2009 in the subject Women Studies / Gender Studies, grade: 2,7, University of Siegen, course: Narrative and Identity, language: English, abstract: The content of this work (take-away exam) deals with the features of ...
Author: Hülya Akkas
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
This book is part of the growing field of practical approaches to philosophical questions relating to identity, agency and ethics--approaches which work across continental and analytical traditions and which Atkins justifies through an explication of how the structures of human embodiment necessitate a narrative model of selfhood, understanding, and ethics.
This book is part of the growing field of practical approaches to philosophical questions relating to identity, agency and ethics--approaches which work across continental and analytical traditions and which Atkins justifies through an ...
Author: Kim Atkins
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
A generally acknowledged characteristic of modern life, namely the temporalization of experience, inextricable from our intensified experience of contingency and difference, has until now remained largely outside psychology's purview. Wherever questions about the development, structure, and function of the concept of time have been posed - for example by Piaget and other founders of genetic structuralism - they have been concerned predominantly with concepts of physical, chronometrical time, and related concepts (e.g., velocity). All the contributions to the present volume attempt to close this gap. A larger number are especially interested in the narration of stories. Overviews of the relevant literature, as well as empirical case studies, appear alongside theoretical and methodological reflections. Most contributions refer to specifically historical phenomena and meaning-constructions. Some touch on the subjects of biographical memory and biographical constructions of reality. Of all the various affinities between the contributions collected here, the most important is their consistent attention to issues of the constitution and representation of temporal experience.
All the contributions to the present volume attempt to close this gap. A larger number are especially interested in the narration of stories.
Author: Jürgen Straub
Publisher: Berghahn Books
The editors bring together an interdisciplinary and international group of creative researchers and theorists to examine the way the stories we tell create our identities. The contributors to this volume explore how, beginning in adolescence and young adulthood, narrative identities become the stories we live by.
The contributors to this volume explore how, beginning in adolescence and young adulthood, narrative identities become the stories we live by.
Author: Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Psychology Department Dan P McAdams, PhD
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
Using key features of Ricoeur's narrative theory, this creative Asian re-reading of Moses' reverse migration in Exodus 4: 18-26 charts the way for a multi-dimensional OT hermeneutic which explores the theme of identity formation in light of the liminal experience of migration.
Like the human characters in the text, God also has a narrative identity, which follows the temporal operation of the plot in reconciling identity and diversity. It is a question then how God's narrative identity can shape the reader's ...
Author: Athena E. Gorospe
Identity, Narrative and Politics argues that political theory has barely begun to develop a notion of narrative identity; instead the book explores the sophisticated ideas which emerge from novels as alternative expressions of political understanding. This title uses a broad international selection of Twentieth Century English language works, by writers such as Nadine Gordimer and Thomas Pynchon. The book considers each novel as a source of political ideas in terms of content, structure, form and technique. The book assumes no prior knowledge of the literature discussed, and will be fascinating reading for students of literature, politics and cultural studies.
Identity, Narrative and Politics argues that political theory has barely begun to develop a notion of narrative identity; instead the book explores the sophisticated ideas which emerge from novels as alternative expressions of political ...
Author: Maureen Whitebrook
Category: Literary Criticism
On women authors and women in literature
On women authors and women in literature
Author: Lidia Curti
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Comprising of more than twenty five percent of the world’s known languages, the Pacific is considered to be the most linguistically diverse region in the world. What unifies the region is the culture of storytelling, which provides a fundamental means for perpetuating cultural knowledge across generations. The volume brings together linguists, literary theorists, anthropologists and historians to explore the Pacific peoples’ constructions of identities through narrative. Chapters are organized under three themes: fine grained analysis at the storyworld level, the interactional context of narrative telling, and finally, the interconnections between narrative and cultural memory. The volume reflects the Pacific region’s rich linguistic and cultural diversity, with discussions on the narrativization patterns in Australian and New Zealand English, Palmerston Island and Pitkern-Norfl’k English, Fiji Hindi, Hawaiian, Samoan, Solomon Island Pidgin, the Australian Aboriginal languages Jaminjung and Kriol, the Micronesian languages Mortlockese and Guam Chamorros, and the Vanuatuan languages Auluan, Neverver and Sa.
In the telling of stories whether modern or traditional, the Samoan identity continues to be present. Conclusion Narrative practice and identity construction are part of and contributes to the resilience of Samoan society.
Author: Farzana Gounder
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Asks readers to reconsider received notions of narrative structure and narrative unity, and challenges readers to examine the limitations placed on them and the blindness created by the narrative structures they have appropriated. Discussion on the marginalization of identities that is enforced by dominant narratives confronts readers with deep questions about personal identity and how to trace the significance of a person's life. Maan is a scholar in English literature and philosophy.
Maan is a scholar in English literature and philosophy.
Author: Ajit K. Maan
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Uses insights from Kierkegaard to explore contemporary problems of self, time, narrative and death Is each of us the main character in a story we tell about ourselves, or is this narrative understanding of selfhood misguided and possibly harmful? Are selves and persons the same thing? And what does the possibility of sudden death mean for our ability to understand the narrative of ourselves? These questions have been much discussed both in recent philosophy and by scholars grappling with the work of the enigmatic 19th-century thinker Søren Kierkegaard. For the first time, this collection brings together figures in both contemporary philosophy and Kierkegaard studies to explore pressing issues in the philosophy of personal identity and moral psychology. It serves both to advance important ongoing discussions of selfhood and to explore the light that, 200 years after his birth, Kierkegaard is still able to shed on contemporary problems.
This collection brings together, for the first time between the covers of one book, leading figures from both the debate on Kierkegaard and narrative, and the wider discussion of philosophy and narrative identity, to explore pressing issues ...
Author: John Lippitt
The essays collected in this volume address a range of issues that arise when the focus of philosophical reflection on identity is shifted from metaphysical to practical and evaluative concerns. They also explore the usefulness of the notion of narrative for articulating and responding to these issues. The chapters, written by an outstanding roster of international scholars, address a range of complex philosophical issues concerning the relationship between practical and metaphysical identity, the embodied dimensions of the first-personal perspective, the kind of reflexive agency involved in the self-constitution of one's practical identity, the relationship between practical identity and normativity, and the temporal dimensions of identity and selfhood. In addressing these issues, contributors engage with debates in the literatures on personal identity, phenomenology, moral psychology, action theory, normative ethical theory, and feminist philosophy.
The essays collected in this volume address a range of issues that arise when the focus of philosophical reflection on identity is shifted from metaphysical to practical and evaluative concerns.
Author: Catriona Mackenzie
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Theo Leydenbach
Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Where does our sense of identity and belonging come from? How does culture produce and challenge identities? Identity and Culturelooks at how different cultural narratives and practices work to constitute identity for individuals and groups in multi-ethnic, â€˜postcolonialâ€™ societies. Uses examples from history, politics, fiction and the visual to examine the social power relations that create subject positions and forms of identity Analyses how cultural texts and practices offer new forms of identity and agency that subvert dominant ideologies This book encompasses issues of class, race, and gender, with a particular focus on the mobilization of forms of ethnic identity in societies still governed by racism. It a key text for students in cultural studies, sociology of culture, literary studies, history, race and ethnicity studies, media and film studies, and gender studies.
Uses examples from history, politics, fiction and the visual to examine the social power relations that create subject positions and forms of identity Analyses how cultural texts and practices offer new forms of identity and agency that ...
Author: Weedon, Chris
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Category: Social Science
Author: Linda Ethell
Category: Self-knowledge, Theory of
This volume presents both an analysis of how identities are built, represented and negotiated in narrative, as well as a theoretical reflection on the links between narrative discourse and identity construction. The data for the book are Mexican immigrants' personal experience narratives and chronicles of their border crossings into the United States. Embracing a view of identity as a construct firmly grounded in discourse and interaction, the author examines and illustrates the multiple threads that connect the local expression and negotiation of identity to the wider social contexts that frame the experience of migration, from material conditions of life in the United States to mainstream discourses about race and color. The analysis reveals how identities emerge in discourse through the interplay of different levels of expression, from implicit adherence to narrative styles and ways of telling, to explicit negotiation of membership categories.
Alchemists' visions: Conceptual templates and sequence formats as representations of subjectivities in life narratives. Journal of Aging Studies, 4(1), 17—29. Lucius-Hoene, G. & Deppermann, A. (2000). Narrative identity empiricized: A ...
Author: Anna De Fina
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Racial categorization at the state level and personal experiences of racial identity are very important in Singapore. In this case study, I investigate the idea of mixed race, or mixed ethnic identity, in Singapore, using narrative enquiry and analysis. Illustrating how narrative can be used in research on identity, I discuss the process of carrying out 20 in-depth, narrative interviews in person and online, with individuals of mixed Chinese and European descent, seeking to encourage stories of what it means to be of mixed descent in this context. This narrative focus drew on the storied quality of social life and the stories people told, as I explored how individuals locate themselves within social structures: as mixed race within singular racial frameworks. The case shows how participants were closely involved in the research process, and how I sought to maintain a reliable and transparent progression from recruitment and interviewing, to analysis and writing.
This narrative focus drew on the storied quality of social life and the stories people told, as I explored how individuals locate themselves within social structures: as mixed race within singular racial frameworks.
Author: Zarine L. Rocha
Category: Discourse analysis, Narrative
The Transformative Self explores three of life's perennial questions: How do we make sense of our lives? What is a good life? How do we create one? In this comprehensive volume, developmental psychologist Jack J. Bauer responds to those three questions by integrating three main areas of study-narrative identity, the good life, and personal growth-to present an innovative model of humane flourishing and human development. The Transformative Self synthesizes an extensive range of scholarship, from scientific research in psychology to work in philosophy, literature, history, cultural studies, and more. The result is a cohesive framework for understanding how personal and cultural stories shape our development and how, through those stories, we might cultivate the growth of happiness, love, and wisdom for the self and others.
In this comprehensive volume, developmental psychologist Jack J. Bauer responds to those three questions by integrating three main areas of study-narrative identity, the good life, and personal growth-to present an innovative model of ...
Author: Jack J. Bauer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
With a review of narrative research methods, model for study of life stories and identity, and vision of how narrative studies contribute to theory and research in the social sciences, this is a book for narrative psychology and lifespan development.
What do we mean when we refer to our "identity," and how do we represent it in the stories we tell about our lives?
Author: Elliot George Mishler