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Storied Lives: The Cultural Politics of Self-Understanding

 
 
 
 
Storied Lives: The Cultural Politics of Self-Understanding
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780300054552
ISBN 10: 300054556
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 1992-07-29
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
List Price: $64.00
 
 

In this provocative book, psychologists, anthropologists, and sociologists analyze interviews with a range of subjects (a minister, Holocaust survivors, a rape victim, and others) 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 may be liberated from the psychic and social obstacles constraining them if the narrators gain critical insight into their own accounts.