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Narrative Development in Adolescence: Creating the Storied Self / Edition 1
     

Narrative Development in Adolescence: Creating the Storied Self / Edition 1

by Kate C. McLean
 

ISBN-10: 0387898247

ISBN-13: 9780387898247

Pub. Date: 12/01/2009

Publisher: Springer US

Monisha Pasupathi and Kate C. McLean Where Have You Been, Where Are You Going? Narrative Identity in Adolescence How can we help youth move from childhood to adulthood in the most effective and positive way possible? This is a question that parents, educators, researchers, and policy makers engage with every day. In this book, we explore the potential power of the

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Monisha Pasupathi and Kate C. McLean Where Have You Been, Where Are You Going? Narrative Identity in Adolescence How can we help youth move from childhood to adulthood in the most effective and positive way possible? This is a question that parents, educators, researchers, and policy makers engage with every day. In this book, we explore the potential power of the stories that youth construct as one route for such movement. Our emphasis is on how those stories serve to build a sense of identity for youth and how the kinds of stories youth tell are informed by their broader contexts – from parents and friends to nationalities and history. Identity development, and in part- ular narrative identity development, concerns the ways in which adolescents must integrate their past and present and articulate and anticipate their futures (Erikson, 1968). Viewed in this way, identity development is not only unique to adol- cence (and emergent adulthood), but also intimately linked to childhood and to adulthood. The title for this chapter, borrowed from the Joyce Carol Oates story, highlights the precarious position of adolescence in relation to the construction of identity. In this story, the protagonist, poised between childhood and adulthood, navigates a series of encounters with relatively little awareness of either her childhood past or her potential adult futures. Her choices are risky and her future, at the end, looks dark.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387898247
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Series:
Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development Series
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Self continuity across developmental change in and of repeated life narratives.-Emerging Identities: Narrative and Self from Early Childhood to Early Adolescence.- Patterns of family narrative co-construction in relation to adolescent identity and well-being.-Autonomy, Identity, and Narrative Construction with Parents and Friends.-What he said to me stuck: Adolescents’ narratives of grandparents and their identity development in emerging adulthood.-Life Stories of Troubled Youth: Meanings for a Mentor and a Scholarly Stranger.-Re-Storying the Lives of At-Risk Youth: A Case Study Approach.-Constructing Resilience: Adolescent Motherhood and the Process of Self-Transformation.-Negotiating the meanings of adolescent motherhood through the media of identity collages.-How Violent Youth Offenders and Typically Developing Adolescents Construct Moral Agency in Narratives about Doing Harm.-Critical Narrating by Adolescents Growing up in War: A Case Study across the former Yugoslavia

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