Identity in Narrative (Innbundet)

A study of immigrant discourse

Serie: Studies in Narrative 3


Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2003
Antall sider: 252
Forlag: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Språk: Engelsk
Serienummer: 3
ISBN/EAN: 9789027226433
Kategori: Psykologi
Omtale Identity in Narrative
This volume presents both an analysis of how identities are built, represented and negotiated in narrative, as well as a theoretical reflection on the links between narrative discourse and identity construction. The data for the book are Mexican immigrants' personal experience narratives and chronicles of their border crossings into the United States. Embracing a view of identity as a construct firmly grounded in discourse and interaction, the author examines and illustrates the multiple threads that connect the local expression and negotiation of identity to the wider social contexts that frame the experience of migration, from material conditions of life in the United States to mainstream discourses about race and color. The analysis reveals how identities emerge in discourse through the interplay of different levels of expression, from implicit adherence to narrative styles and ways of telling, to explicit negotiation of membership categories.

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