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A place for the future?: Residence and continuity in women’s narratives of their lives

Taylor, Stephanie (2003). A place for the future?: Residence and continuity in women’s narratives of their lives. Narrative Inquiry, 13(1) pp. 193–215.

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Abstract

Women's talk about places of residence and relationships to place is analysed to investigate their discursive work around identity and the life narrative. The analysis focuses on the interpretative repertoires (Edley, 2001; Potter & Wetherell, 1987) which a speaker can employ in order to construct order and continuity within a life narrative. The repertoire of residence provides a recognisable logic for a relationship to place. However the same repertoire can make certain identity claims problematic, for example because they conflict with a conventional construction of the family. This in turn may make it difficult for a speaker to construct continuity and a projection of her life narrative into the future.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1387-6740
Keywords: residence; life narrative; continuity; interpretative repertoires; discursive psychology; discourse analysis; dwellings
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 4638
Depositing User: Users 13 not found.
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/4638
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