How does a narrative serve as a way to uncover and construct a person's identity? How do life and life-story influence each other? Addressing these and other issues related to the place of narratives in understanding human lives, this volume focuses on identity and gender.
Chapters explore such issues as: how women construct the lives of other women in biographical work; how individuals conduct their life episodes in patterns similar to the plots of stories; how the women's movement influenced three women's adult lives; and how girls' sense of themselves change as they move into adolescence.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Amia LieblichInterpreting Loss in Ego Development in Girls - Annie G Rogers, Lyn Mikel Brown and Mark B Tappan Regression or Resistance?Feminist Biography - Shulamit Reinharz The Pains, the Joys, the DilemmasTo Rebuild Life - Dan Bar-On and Noga Gilad A Narrative Analysis of Three Generations of an Israeli Holocaust Survivors' FamilyLife Stories and Storied Lives - Richard L OchbergThe 'Magician's Predicament' as a Managerial Hazard - Dalia Etzion and Amittai NivPersonal Rites of Passage - Sherry L Hatcher Stories of College YouthA Woman's Story - Jill F Kealey Mc Rae E Pluribus UnumThe Women's Movement and Women's Lives - Abigail J Stewart Linking Individual Development and Social Events