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Storied Lives By George C. Rosenwald

Storied Lives by George C. Rosenwald

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Presents a series of personal interviews with a variety of subjects: religious fundamentalists in Appalachia; Holocaust survivors; women who have given up their children for adoption and others. The contributors argue that even though life stories are personal they are affected by cultural factors.

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Storied Lives: The Cultural Politics of Self-Understanding by George C. Rosenwald

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.

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Storied Lives: The Cultural Politics of Self-Understanding by George C. Rosenwald
Used - Very Good
Yale University Press
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