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Representing Self, Other, and Context
Representing self, other, and context

To create stories that adequately represent our experience, we typically determine the concrete set of actions and places around which the story revolves and through which the story moves. To do this, we make representational choices about ourselves, others, and the context of the conflict we are describing. This chapter explores the representations and experiences of self and others in conflict narratives. Understanding the social, cultural, and historical dimensions of those experiences and representations of self and others provides the context in which narratives make sense. This chapter explores life experiences embodied in your narrative representations. Understanding that the others in a conflict are performing similar interpretive representations of their experiences—perspective-taking—is explored as a starting point ...

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