Identity and Story

The contributors to this volume explore how, beginning in adolescence and young adulthood, narrative identities become the stories we live by.

Identity and Story

The editors bring together an interdisciplinary and international group of creative researchers and theorists to examine the way the stories we tell create our identities. The contributors to this volume explore how, beginning in adolescence and young adulthood, narrative identities become the stories we live by.

The Story of Sexual Identity

Traditional views of identity in which identity is a static representation of an essential self reflect the experience of ... They might have to use different identities in different contexts and tell their stories in different ways to ...

The Story of Sexual Identity

This book assembles a diverse group of scholars working within a new, pathbreaking paradigm of sexual science, fusing perspectives from history, sociology, and psychology. The contributors are united in their commitment to the idea of "narrative" as central to the study of sexual identity, offering an analytic approach to social science inquiry on sexual identity that restores the voices of sexual subjects. The result is a rich examination of lives in context, with an eye toward multiplicity and meaning across the life course. Central to the chapters in this volume is the significance of history, generation, and narrative in the provision of a workable and meaningful configuration of identity.

Family Story and Identity

In their early lives they felt they could only identify with one or the other and they typically chose to try and find a sense of belonging in the dominant Anglo-Australian 'cultural story'. Cultural stories tend to require those ...

Family  Story  and Identity

How do second-generation migrant women connect with their cultural heritage when ethnic ties have been weak or absent for most of their lives? Family, Story and Identity presents the life stories of twenty women of various ethnicities, analysis of published autobiographies, as well as autoethnographic accounts of the author’s experiences, to show how stories connect adult children of immigrants with their cultural heritage. The collecting of stories comes in various forms and can include brief visits to ancestral homelands, documenting family histories and genealogies, and gathering stories, folktales, and recipes. Senem Mallman found that, as adults, many children of immigrants actively seek out family histories and stories in order to connect with their cultural heritage and with their parents, and to pass this knowledge on to their own children. She argues that seeking out stories enables the second-generation to find a place within their family narrative. This pursuit of stories leads them toward developing new perspectives about their culture, family and life in Australia, and new ways of living with their cultural ambivalence.

Narrative Identity Autonomy and Mortality

In this book, Davenport defends the narrative approach to practical identity and autonomy in general, and to Kierkegaard's stages in particular.

Narrative Identity  Autonomy  and Mortality

In the last two decades, interest in narrative conceptions of identity has grown exponentially, though there is little agreement about what a "life-narrative" might be. In connecting Kierkegaard with virtue ethics, several scholars have recently argued that narrative models of selves and MacIntyre's concept of the unity of a life help make sense of Kierkegaard's existential stages and, in particular, explain the transition from "aesthetic" to "ethical" modes of life. But others have recently raised difficult questions both for these readings of Kierkegaard and for narrative accounts of identity that draw on the work of MacIntyre in general. While some of these objections concern a strong kind of unity or "wholeheartedness" among an agent's long-term goals or cares, the fundamental objection raised by critics is that personal identity cannot be a narrative, since stories are artifacts made by persons. In this book, Davenport defends the narrative approach to practical identity and autonomy in general, and to Kierkegaard's stages in particular.

Stories of Home

In this book, we offer a window into the distinct ways that home is theorized and conceptualized across disciplines.

Stories of Home

Home is viewed as a space and place and associated with feelings, practices, and active states of being and moving in the world. This collection explores how we experience home and what home says about the selves we have become. This book is of interest and use to students and scholars in the fields of communication studies, cultural studies, performance studies, geography, gender studies, diaspora studies, and anthropology, and stands as an exemplar in qualitative, interpretive, critical, and auto-ethnographic methodology courses.

The Life Story Domains of Identity and Personality Development in Emerging Adulthood

of general identity achievement/certainty or environmental engagement comes first. Perhaps these two qualities influence each other's growth, as they seemed to do in the studies on civic engagement described earlier in this chapter ...

The Life Story  Domains of Identity  and Personality Development in Emerging Adulthood

The Life Story, Domains of Identity, and Personality Development in Emerging Adulthood focuses on individuals' formulations of the unique episodes and events of their lives that give one meaning and a sense of personal identity. This book brings the growing research on narrative study and the life story into focus by drawing from the existing research on personality development during emerging adulthood. In this book, authors Michael W. Pratt and M. Kyle Matsuba present a series of chapters exploring how one's life story manifests across the many components of their developing identity, including their religion, morality, vocation, society, and the relationships they have with their parents, peers, and romantic partners. Taking their cue from Erik Erikson's model of adolescent and adult development, the authors show readers exactly how a life story approach can illuminate the distinctive features of an individual's personality and development during this formative phase of life. Organized around a set of life contexts where personality is manifested (i.e. adjustment, personal ideology, close relationships, occupation, and civic life), this book draws on the authors' own longitudinal research on the development of the life story in emerging adulthood. Throughout the book, they incorporate fascinating case studies and historical examples (e.g., Darwin, Pope Francis, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jane Fonda) of individuals' unique development during this period of life in order to better illustrate the application of this approach to understanding the whole person in context.

Revising Herself

Drawing on a twenty-two-year study of thirty women from college graduation to mid-life, the author traces how women construct their identities over a lifetime and reveals the complexities of their characters that are misunderstood by the ...

Revising Herself

Drawing on a twenty-two-year study of thirty women from college graduation to mid-life, the author traces how women construct their identities over a lifetime and reveals the complexities of their characters that are misunderstood by the media. UP.

Vincent the Vixen

With the help of family and friends, Vincent begins to understand their gender identity and the importance of accepting and being authentic to who they truly are. Part of the Truth & Tails series for children ages 4-8.

Vincent the Vixen

'Beautifully illustrated and a simple introduction to the complex topic of gender, gender identity and gender expression.' - Fox Fisher, film-maker, artist, and trans campaigner Vincent is a fox who loves to play dress-up with their brothers and sisters, but when they always choose to dress up as female characters, Vincent's siblings begin to wonder why. Vincent knows they are actually a girl more than anything else, and with the support of friends and family they transition to living as their true self. This is the fun and sensitive story of one fox's journey to realise their gender identity and the importance of being who you are. Part of the Truth & Tails series, which aims to eliminate prejudices and encourage acceptance in young children aged 4-8, this story of growing up transgender is accompanied by hand-drawn, watercolour illustrations.

There is No Other

This work seeks to explore Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's short story entitled "A Private Experience." The story, set in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, takes place during a riot between two ethnic groups, the Igbo and the Hausa.

There is No Other

This work seeks to explore Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's short story entitled "A Private Experience." The story, set in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, takes place during a riot between two ethnic groups, the Igbo and the Hausa. Two women, one Igbo and one Hausa, happen to seek shelter from the violence in the same deserted store. Adichie's story reveals an intimate, shared experience between the two women, which is in stark contrast to the violent interactions of those outside. Such a contrast between the interior and exterior settings provokes readers to question the fixedness of ethnic and religious identity; indeed, identity appears arbitrary in this setting, where the women are able to actively create a situation in which they are able to exchange roles and material items. To de-emphasize difference, the protagonist evokes the image of the mother, and this image seems to connect them in distinct ways. The theme of mothering recalls Catherine Acholonu's theory of Motherism. Further, the story's transcultural perspective reflects Chielozona Eze's literary orientation of Cosmopolitan Solidarity. It is also significant that this story reflects the sociopolitical situation of Nigeria, and my text also relies on ethnographic insights from texts examining the struggles of Nigerian women.

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity

Both are narratives that form part of the rich tapestry of migrant stories on displacement, disjuncture, the search for a new place to belong, the learning of a new language and an identity transformation in which the culture, ...

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity provides a clear and comprehensive survey of the field of language and identity from an applied linguistics perspective. Forty-one chapters are organised into five sections covering: theoretical perspectives informing language and identity studies key issues for researchers doing language and identity studies categories and dimensions of identity identity in language learning contexts and among language learners future directions for language and identity studies in applied linguistics Written by specialists from around the world, each chapter will introduce a topic in language and identity studies, provide a concise and critical survey, in which the importance and relevance to applied linguists is explained and include further reading. The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity is an essential purchase for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and TESOL. Advisory board: David Block (Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats/ Universitat de Lleida, Spain); John Joseph (University of Edinburgh); Bonny Norton (University of British Colombia, Canada).

Is the Identity Development Process Intersectional

Research on multiple identities highlights intersectionality as key to understanding overlapping forms of oppression and power within a single individual.

Is the Identity Development Process Intersectional

Research on multiple identities highlights intersectionality as key to understanding overlapping forms of oppression and power within a single individual. This structural understanding of the individual, however, misses how individuals understand this multiplicity and the process taken for them to develop it. This study combined my experience as a gay white man with 14 life history interview of gay white men between the ages of 21 and 42 living in Chicago. Gay identity development primarily occurs through the dissipation of barriers to self-acceptance, while white identity development takes constant conscious thought and action to build up understanding. The inverse nature of these two processes encouraged the subjects to describe them as segregated processes. Describing a single cohesive gay white male identity became all the more difficult as a result. While people themselves are intersectional beings, they often do not see themselves that way, nor is the process to get them there intersectional.

Corporate and Organizational Identities

Gioia and Thomas (1996) investigated organizational identity in order to develop a framework for managing change. ... This is the case if stakeholders perceive the contents of the story to fit the organizational characteristics that ...

Corporate and Organizational Identities

This edited book is devoted to an issue of increasing importance in management theory and practice-organizational identity. The concept of organizational identity has received attention in many disciplines such as strategic management, marketing, communication and public relations and organization theory. In practice a number of consultancy firms have specialized in identity management, while a number of academic conferences with a special focus on identity has developed. As globalisation of business and of organizations of all kinds become the norm rather than the exception, issues of collective identities take on a strategic importance. There has been, however, very little integration among the various disciplines and practices, resulting in conflicting definitions, and little cumulative research. The aim of Organizational Identities is to further understanding about collective identities by bringing together contributions from various management disciplines. To this end, the editors have developed an integrative framework - the five-facet framework - that allows articulation of contributions from disciplines as diverse as strategic management, organization theory, marketing and communication. Sixteen scholars from Europe and the US have contributed nine chapters that explore various aspects of collective identities using this five-facet framework. The result is the first book to bring together contributions from various fields and integrate them into a single conceptual framework. The book will be useful both for academics and for practitioners. It includes a balance of theoretical and empirical chapters, and presents original empirical data drawn from field research in a variety of settings.

A Pawn of Fate

Fate takes a young boy on an amazing journey. A different kind of Great Wall was constructed around a young Chinese boy. The story unfolds like a chess game played between two unswerving opponents.

A Pawn of Fate

Fate takes a young boy on an amazing journey. A different kind of Great Wall was constructed around a young Chinese boy. The story unfolds like a chess game played between two unswerving opponents. One side has only one pawn with which to play, while the other controls the board with many playing pieces. The outcome of this titanic struggle will have great impact on many lives both past and present.

Psycho social Career Meta capacities

Identity is a narrative practice (Gibson 2004; LaPointe 2010; Meijers and Lengelle 2012) described by McAdams (2001) as “an internalized and evolving life story” (p. 117). Singer (2004) explained that identity is produced as individuals ...

Psycho social Career Meta capacities

This book introduces a coherent perspective on the self-regulatory career meta-capacities that individuals, as career agents, need to successfully manage their career development in a boundaryless occupational world. Enriched by empirical data and case studies by subject specialists in the fields, it serves as a cutting-edge benchmark for specialists, professionals and post-graduate students in the careers field to study. This book allows an in-depth view of the most recent research trends on the critical psycho-social constructs influencing the adaptation, adaptivity, adaptability and employability of individuals in a turbulent, uncertain and chaotic work world. In addition, it offers the practising professional new perspectives of career constructs and measures to consider in career counseling and guidance for the contemporary career.

The Redemptive Self

Moreover, might there be a dark side to the redemptive stories Americans love? While these stories can sustain a productive and caring approach to life, they can also suggest a peculiarly American kind of arrogance and self-righteousness.

The Redemptive Self

Who are we as Americans? What is our deep identity? How do we make a good life? Renowned psychologist Dan P. McAdams suggests that the key to American identity lies in the stories we live by. And the most powerful life story in America today is the story of redemption. On a broad societal scale and in our own private lives, we want first and foremost to transform our suffering into a positive emotional state, to move from pain and peril to redemption. American identity is the redemptive self. Based on 10 years of research on the life stories of especially caring and productive American adults, The Redemptive Self explores the psychological and cultural dynamics of the stories Americans tell to make sense of who they are. Among the most eloquent tellers of redemptive stories are those midlife adults who are especially committed to their careers, their families, and making a positive difference in the world. These highly "generative" men and women embrace the negative things that happen to them, for it is by transforming the bad into good that they are able to move forward in life and ultimately leave something positive behind. Unconsciously, they find inspiration and sustenance in the rich store of redemptive tales that American culture offers - from the autobiographies of Massachusetts Puritans, Benjamin Franklin, and escaped African-American slaves to the stories of upward mobility, recovery, fulfillment, and release that come to us today from Hollywood, 12-step programs, self-help experts, religious stories, political speeches, business gurus, and Oprah. But can all American lives find redemption? Some people seem unable to make their lives into redemptive tales. Instead, their stories show contaminated plots and vicious cycles. Moreover, might there be a dark side to the redemptive stories Americans love? While these stories can sustain a productive and caring approach to life, they can also suggest a peculiarly American kind of arrogance and self-righteousness. For all their strengths, redemptive stories sometimes fail, and sometimes suggest important failings in the way Americans see themselves and the world. The Redemptive Self encourages us to examine our lives and our stories in full, to apprehend both the good and the bad in the stories we live by. By doing so, we may fashion better stories and better lives for the future.

Discover Your Identity

In this book, Discover your Identity, our intention is to inspire you to think about your own journey in life, and prove to you that what you do is not who you are Identity is the self-created reflection of each person's values, beliefs, ...

Discover Your Identity

In this book, Discover your Identity, our intention is to inspire you to think about your own journey in life, and prove to you that what you do is not who you are Identity is the self-created reflection of each person's values, beliefs, family, genetics, physical traits, environment, religious background and experience. Our stories are intended to touch a part of you that is buried deep inside, begging to be nurtured in order for you to grow as a human being on your short visit to this earth. Are you living your passion? Doing what you love? Have you discovered who you really are? As you read through the stories in this book, you will learn not only about each author's "story" on their road to discovering their identity as it is now, but hopefully they will inspire you to think about your own journey to Discover Your Identity.

Identity in Animation

As Kondo states, the ritual of Misogi, ablution with cold water, enjoys a long history in Japan: 'one is divested of one's social identity and can interact with others as an equal' (1990: 88–89). Cultural tradition signifies a ...

Identity in Animation

Identity in Animation: A Journey into Self, Difference, Culture and the Body uncovers the meaning behind some of the most influential characters in the history of animation and questions their unique sense of who they are and how they are formed. Jane Batkin explores how identity politics shape the inner psychology of the character and their exterior motivation, often buoyed along by their questioning of ‘place’ and ‘belonging’ and driven by issues of self, difference, gender and the body. Through this, Identity in Animation illustrates and questions the construction of stereotypes as well as unconventional representations within American, European and Eastern animation. It does so with examples such as the strong gender tropes of Japan’s Hayao Miyazaki, the strange relationships created by Australian director Adam Elliot and Nick Park’s depiction of Britishness. In addition, this book discusses Betty Boop’s sexuality and ultimate repression, Warner Bros’ anarchic, self-aware characters and Disney’s fascinating representation of self and society. Identity in Animation is an ideal book for students and researchers of animation studies, as well as any media and film studies students taking modules on animation as part of their course.

Identity

With this graphic novel, Corey Maison boldly shares her story of transitioning, so that other kids with gender dysphoria and related conditions will no longer feel so isolated, hopeless, or lost.

Identity

What do you do when you are born as one gender, but feel yourself to be another? Gender dysphoria affects thousands of people worldwide, but has been ignored or ridiculed in our culture. With this graphic novel, Corey Maison boldly shares her story of transitioning, so that other kids with gender dysphoria and related conditions will no longer feel so isolated, hopeless, or lost. Corey Maison was born a girl, trapped in a boy’s body. Growing up, Corey was more interested in dolls than trucks; in dresses than jeans. Everything about Corey was female . . . except her physicality. Known as gender dysphoria, this condition is devastating if not acknowledged. But society is slow to be sympathetic to the idea that a person’s gender is not entirely based on physiology, but instead is fluid, and a combination of emotional and psychological self-awareness along with, or sometimes more importantly, physical characteristics. IDENTITY tells the complex and moving tale of a young person who knows that their true gender is not the one they were assigned at birth. With unconditional love and support from her mother, Corey successfully starts the transition process with hopes of being comfortable in her own skin, being accepted by others, and raising awareness of young people who wish to transition. At 16-years-old, Corey has become a voice for other trans teens, battling bullies and helping others who are on their own individual journeys of identity.

Power Intimacy and the Life Story

Argues that every individual constructs a personal life story in order to find a sense of purpose, and looks at how beliefs, values, and self-images are used to create each story

Power  Intimacy  and the Life Story

Argues that every individual constructs a personal life story in order to find a sense of purpose, and looks at how beliefs, values, and self-images are used to create each story

A Flame of Fire

A Flame of Fire