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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action Alexander's memoir Alexander's narrative alternative narrative alternative structure argue Aristotelian beginning Blamey Braidotti Butler chapter character coherent commitment conception of narrative concordance consciousness construction context criteria cultural deconstruction discordant experience dislocation Elaine Showalter emplotment ethical Eva Mueller example Fault Lines Feminism Feminist Gayatri Spivak hermeneutics homophony Ibid idem Identity is created imaginative Internarrative Identity involuntary ipse katha keeping a promise linguistic lives Malayalam meaning Meena Alexander mimesis multiple multiple births muthos narrative configuration Narrative Identity Theory narrative structure narrative unity Narrative vol narrator Nomadic notion one's Oneself past Paul Ricoeur personal identity philosophy of action plot structure poetic political identity postmodern practices Press problem psychological repression re-association Rebecca Goldstein repression Ricoeur's conception Ricoeur's model Ricoeurean narrative Roy Schafer Schafer selfhood sense of identity solution Spivak story structural requirements subversive synthesize tell temporal traditional narrative unified narrative unity and wholeness University voices women