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Title: Identity in Narrative
Subtitle: A study of immigrant discourse
URL: http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SiN_3
Series Title: Studies in Narrative 3
Description:

This volume presents both an analysis of how identities are built, represented and negotiated in narrative, as well as a theoretical reflection on the links between narrative discourse and identity construction. The data for the book are Mexican immigrants' personal experience narratives and chronicles of their border crossings into the United States. Embracing a view of identity as a construct firmly grounded in discourse and interaction, the author examines and illustrates the multiple threads that connect the local expression and negotiation of identity to the wider social contexts that frame the experience of migration, from material conditions of life in the United States to mainstream discourses about race and color. The analysis reveals how identities emerge in discourse through the interplay of different levels of expression, from implicit adherence to narrative styles and ways of telling, to explicit negotiation of membership categories.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements xi
Introduction 1–9
1. Identity in narrative: A discourse approach 11–30
2. The social phenomenon: Mexican migration to the U.S. 31–50
3. Identity as social orientation: Pronominal choice 51–92
4. Identity as agency: Dialogue and action in narrative 93–138
5. Identity as categorization: Identification strategies 139–180
6. Identity as social representation: Negotiating affiliations 181–216
7. Conclusions 217–224
Appendix 1. Interview log 225–227
Appendix 2. Transcription conventions 229
Notes 231–235
Bibliography 237–248
Index 249–251

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
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ISBN: 1588114325
ISBN-13: 9781588114327
Pages: xiv, 252 pp.
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