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Storylines: Craftartists' Narratives of Identity
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harvard Univ Pr
Publication date September 1, 2004
Pages 180
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780674015869
ISBN-10 067401586X
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $30.50
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
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What do we mean when we refer to our "identity," and how do we represent it in the stories we tell about our lives? Is "identity" a sustained private core, or does it change as circumstances and relationships shift? In this thoughtful and learned book, a recognized master of research interviewing explores these questions through analyses of in-depth interviews with five craftartists, who reflect on their lives and their efforts to sustain their form of work as committed artists in a world of mass production and standardization.

The artists describe their families of origin and the families they have created, and the conscious decisions, chance events, and life experiences that entered into the ways they achieved their adult artistic identities. Exploring these continuities, discontinuities, and unresolvable tensions in an analysis that brings new sophistication to a much-used term, Elliot Mishler suggests that "identity" is always dialogic and relational, a complex of partial subidentities rather than a unitary monad. More a verb than a noun, it reflects an individual's modes of adaptation, appropriation, and resistance to sociocultural plots and roles.

With its critical review of narrative research methods, model of analysis for the systematic study of life stories and identity, and vision of how narrative studies may contribute to theory and research in the social sciences, Storylines is an eloquent and important book for narrative psychology and lifespan development.



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Hardcover
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from Harvard Univ Pr (January 3, 2000)
9780674839731 | details & prices | 180 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $46.50
About: What do we mean when we refer to our "identity," and how do we represent it in the stories we tell about our lives?
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from Harvard Univ Pr (September 1, 2004)
9780674015869 | details & prices | 180 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $30.50
About: What do we mean when we refer to our "identity," and how do we represent it in the stories we tell about our lives?
With Stephen Baxter | Reissue edition from Harpercollins (September 1, 1997); titled "Anti-Ice"
9780061054211 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $5.99
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