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Self-narration as rehearsal: A discursive approach to the narrative formation of identity

Taylor, Stephanie (2005). Self-narration as rehearsal: A discursive approach to the narrative formation of identity. Narrative Inquiry, 15(1) pp. 45–50.

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Abstract

Commentary on Peter Redman's 'The Narrative Formation of Identity Revisited: Narrative Construction, Agency and the Unconscious'

Peter Redman's article employs both Lacanian and Kleinian accounts of the subject to consider a particular aspect of the 'narrative formation of identity': the meaning which the telling of a story has for the narrator. While agreeing with Redman that narrative analysts have paid too little attention to the pleasure speakers can take in positioning themselves within their own stories, I propose an alternative interpretation of this identity work, based on a discursive approach.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2005 John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISSN: 1387-6740
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 7206
Depositing User: Stephanie Taylor
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 04:08
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/7206
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