Selves and Identities in Narrative and Discourse

| Clark University
| Georgetown University
| Georgetown University
ISBN 9789027226495 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027291233 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
The different traditions that have inspired the contributors to this volume can be divided along three different orientations, one that is rooted predominantly in sociolinguistics, a second that is ethnomethodologically informed, and a third that came in the wake of narrative interview research. All three share a commitment to view self and identity not as essential properties of the person but as constituted in discursive practices and particularly in narrative. Moreover, since self and identity are held to be phenomena that are contextually and continually generated, they are defined and viewed in the plural, as selves and identities. In the attempt of moving closer toward a process-oriented approach to the formation of selves and identities, this volume sets the stage for future discussions of the role of narrative and discourse in this generation process and for how a close analysis of these processes can advance an understanding of the world around us and within this world, of identities and selves.
[Studies in Narrative, 9]  2007.  x, 355 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction to the volume
Michael Bamberg, Anna De Fina and Deborah Schiffrin
"Goblins like to hear stories": Miskitu children's narratives of spirit encounters
Amanda Minks
Storying as becoming: Identity through the telling of conversion
Cecilia Castillo Ayometzi
Language and identity in discourse in the American South: Sociolinguistic repertoire as expressive resource in the presentation of self
Catherine Evans Davies
Doing "being ordinary" in an interview narrative with a second generation Italian-Australian woman
Isabella Paoletti and Greer Cavallaro Johnson
"Moral versions" of motherhood and daughterhood in Greek-Australian family narratives
Eleni Petraki, Carolyn Baker and Michael Emmison
Repetition and identity experimentation: One child's use of repetition as a resource for "trying on" maternal identities
Cynthia Gordon
I beat them all up: Self-representation in young children's personal narratives
Richard Ely, Robin Abrahams, Ann MacGibbon and Allyssa McCabe
Multiple selves and thematic domains in gender identity: Perspectives from Chinese children's conflict management styles
Jiansheng Guo
"Mr. Lanoe hit on my mom": Reestablishment of believability in sequential 'small stories' by adolescent boys
Luke Moissinac
"Strip poker! They don't show nothing!": Positioning identities in adolescent male talk about a television game show
Neill Korobov and Michael Bamberg
Using the other for oneself: Conversational practices of representing out-group members among adolescents
Arnulf Deppermann
Like pieces in a puzzle: Working with layered methods of reading personal narratives
Lynn Sorsoli
Theories of self in psychotherapeutic narratives
Alessandra Fasulo
“This volume greatly advances our knowledge of how selves andidentities are continuously produced in the micro-level of dailyactivities and social interactions. The in-depth analyses in each of itschapters provide a magnified look into the complex intricacies ofidentity construction, maintenance, negotiation, and above all, change.It is undoubtedly a worthwhile and welcomed addition for researchers insocial sciences, particularly psychology and applied linguistics. It willalso be of great significance for graduate students interested in theseareas, as each chapter serves as an exemplar of various traditions andmethodologies in the study of narrative and identity.”
“The investigations reported in this volume are enjoying precision and credibility and can be used as good models for novice researchers. Bamberg, De Fina and Schiffrin should be credited for their careful selection of articles and the rich variety of themes introduced in this compilation. In fact, the present collection, in a way, corroborates the feasibility of co-existence, even cross-fertilization of diverse methodological frameworks in narrative analysis.”
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