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The Resource Storied lives : the cultural politics of self-understanding, George C. Rosenwald & Richard L. Ochberg, editors

Storied lives : the cultural politics of self-understanding, George C. Rosenwald & Richard L. Ochberg, editors

Label
Storied lives : the cultural politics of self-understanding
Title
Storied lives
Title remainder
the cultural politics of self-understanding
Statement of responsibility
George C. Rosenwald & Richard L. Ochberg, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this provocative book, psychologists, anthropologists, and sociologists analyze interviews with a range of subjects--a minister who uses the death of his son to reaffirm his identity as a man of God, women who have given up their children at birth for adoption and who blame society for their action, Holocaust survivors, a victim of marital rape, and many others. The editors' object is to present a new way of thinking about autobiographical narratives. They argue that these narratives play a significant role in the formation of identity, that the way they are told is shaped by prevalent cultural norms, and that the stories--and the lives to which they relate--may be liberated from the psychic and social obstacles constraining them if the narrators gain critical insight into their own accounts. Presenting examples of both positive and negative life stories, the authors demonstrate how "telling one's life" has the potential to clarify or question one's commitments and to affirm or modify one's future development
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1932-
  • 1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rosenwald, George C.
  • Ochberg, Richard L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Biography
  • Psychology
  • Social sciences
  • Discourse analysis, Narrative
  • Self-presentation
Label
Storied lives : the cultural politics of self-understanding, George C. Rosenwald & Richard L. Ochberg, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Work, identity, and narrative: An Artist-craftsman's story / E.G. Mishler -- In the name of the father / S.D. Rosenberg, et al -- The afterlife of stories: Genesis of a man of God / S. Harding -- "How do you introduce yourself as a childless mother?": Birthparent interpretations of parenthood / J. Modell -- Language and the body: Communication and identity formation in choreography / J.E. Evans -- A Life story to take across the border: Notes on an exchange / R. Behar -- Life stories: Pieces of a dream / M. Gergen -- Lives as texts: Symptoms as modes of recounting in the life histories of holocaust survivors / H. Greenspan -- African-Americans and the pursuit of wider identities: Self-other understandings in black female narratives / A.D. Gresson -- The Family as an overwrought object of desire / B.C. Walkover -- Karen: The Transforming story / J. Wiersma -- Social insight and psychological liberation / R.L. Ochberg
  • Making sense of marital violence: One woman's narrative / C.K. Riessman -- Ideology criticism and life-history research / W.R. Earnest -- Conclusion: Reflections on narrative self-understanding / G.C. Rosenwald
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 304 p
Isbn
9780300054552
Lccn
91038345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
Storied lives : the cultural politics of self-understanding, George C. Rosenwald & Richard L. Ochberg, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Work, identity, and narrative: An Artist-craftsman's story / E.G. Mishler -- In the name of the father / S.D. Rosenberg, et al -- The afterlife of stories: Genesis of a man of God / S. Harding -- "How do you introduce yourself as a childless mother?": Birthparent interpretations of parenthood / J. Modell -- Language and the body: Communication and identity formation in choreography / J.E. Evans -- A Life story to take across the border: Notes on an exchange / R. Behar -- Life stories: Pieces of a dream / M. Gergen -- Lives as texts: Symptoms as modes of recounting in the life histories of holocaust survivors / H. Greenspan -- African-Americans and the pursuit of wider identities: Self-other understandings in black female narratives / A.D. Gresson -- The Family as an overwrought object of desire / B.C. Walkover -- Karen: The Transforming story / J. Wiersma -- Social insight and psychological liberation / R.L. Ochberg
  • Making sense of marital violence: One woman's narrative / C.K. Riessman -- Ideology criticism and life-history research / W.R. Earnest -- Conclusion: Reflections on narrative self-understanding / G.C. Rosenwald
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 304 p
Isbn
9780300054552
Lccn
91038345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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