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Narratives

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Questions of identity are some of the most common yet difficult questions that we as humans ask of ourselves and others. One of the ways we make sense of these questions is through the narratives we share with others. These narratives may be personal or impersonal, they may relate to mundane, everyday types of activities or be grander societal narratives that large-scale communities recognize and share. Narrative is often seen as the fundamentally human way of organizing the world and at the very core of ...

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