Conclusion : theorizing turning points and decoding narratives

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Title Conclusion : theorizing turning points and decoding narratives
Author(s) Kupferberg, Feiwel
Date 2012
Editor(s) Hackstaff, Karle; Kupferberg, Feiwel; Négroni, Catherine
English abstract
The chapter frames and highlights the advances represented in the anthology Biography and Turning Points in Europe - theoretically and methodologically. It reveals the importance of integreting the notion of "event" into our comprehension of narrative - and understanding that we are not necessarily speaking of institutionalized or ritualized life courses, but turning points granted or constructed by the individual. It builds an analysis of narrative devices (for example the narrator/ character divide, the structurating factor of time and the myths and modes of narration) to illustrate the contributions in the text. It also points to the enduring sociological promise of turning points as a tool for deconstructing narratives that the subjects confer with meaning.
Publisher Policy Press
Host/Issue Biography and turning points in Europe and America
ISBN 978-1-84742-860-8
Pages 227 - 259
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Turning points
Sociology
Events
Narratology
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14512 (link to this page)

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