Internarrative Identity

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University Press of America, Jan 1, 1999 - Philosophy - 106 pages
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Internarrative Identity proposes an alternative to the traditional Western acceptance of a single, unified 'self' as the only option in narrative. Ajit Maan explains that most people must deal with competing 'truths' within their lives and find it difficult to describe life events from only one perspective. She argues that the subjects marginalized by the concept of a single, unified subjectivity actually provide a more complete representation of self in a world influenced and constantly changed by so many fast-moving cultural events that can completely change the perspective of a person over a short period of time. The internarrative subject can uniquely subvert regulatory discursive identity practices. Maan challenges the notion of personal identity as fixed and foundational, making a major contribution to the history of thought concerning conceptions of self and how it may be properly expressed.

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Ajit K. Maan received her Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Oregon.

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