Mark Freeman

List of John Benjamins publications for which Mark Freeman plays a role.

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This chapter explores the notion of persona, focusing on two interrelated “axes” of identity, the first tied to time and the second to what might be termed “relatedness to the Other.” Drawing especially on William James’s seminal reflections on self and identity, it is suggested herein that an… read more | Article
Freeman, Mark 2013 Why narrative is here to stay: A return to originsThe Travelling Concepts of Narrative, Hatavara, Mari, Lars-Christer Hydén and Matti Hyvärinen (eds.), pp. 43–62
The main purpose of the present chapter is to return to some of the intellectual movements and motives that gave rise to the “narrative turn” and, in so doing, provide a substantive rationale for why narrative inquiry is nothing short of a necessity in exploring the human realm. Acknowledging that… read more | Article
Freeman, Mark 2010 Afterword: ‘Even Amidst’: Rethinking Narrative CoherenceBeyond Narrative Coherence, Hyvärinen, Matti, Lars-Christer Hydén, Marja Saarenheimo and Maria Tamboukou (eds.), pp. 167–186
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Freeman, Mark 2007 Life “on holiday”? In defense of big storiesNarrative – State of the Art, Bamberg, Michael (ed.), pp. 155–163
There has been an increasing emphasis in narrative inquiry on “small” stories (i.e., those derived from everyday social exchanges) rather than “big” stories (i.e., those derived from interviews, clinical encounters, autobiographical writing, and other such interrogative venues). The latter, it may… read more | Article
Freeman, Mark 2006 Life “on holiday”? In defense of big storiesNarrative – State of the Art, Bamberg, Michael (ed.), pp. 131–138
There has been an increasing emphasis in narrative inquiry on “small” stories (i.e., those derived from everyday social exchanges) rather than “big” stories (i.e., those derived from interviews, clinical encounters, autobiographical writing, and other such interrogative venues). The latter, it may… read more | Article
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Freeman, Mark 2004 The matter of the textNarrative Inquiry 14:1, pp. 29–43
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This essay explores the cultural dimension of autobiographical narrative, focusing especially on the way in which cultural texts and “textures” become woven into the fabric of memory. This process is one of which people are often unaware, resulting in regions of history that may be all but unknown.… read more | Article
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Freeman, Mark and Jens Brockmeier 2001 Narrative integrity: Autobiographical identity and the meaning of the “good life”Narrative and Identity: Studies in Autobiography, Self and Culture, Brockmeier, Jens and Donal Carbaugh (eds.), pp. 75–99
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Despite the belief that narrative may serve as an important vehicle for exploring human experience and selfhood, there frequently exists the paradoxical supposition that narrative accounts cannot help but falsify life itself: Insofar as time is viewed in fundamentally linear terms and experience,… read more | Article
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