Narrative, time and the emergence of the encultured self
Journal/Book: Cult Psychol. 2000; 6: 6 Bonhill Street, London EC2a 4Pu, England. Sage Publications Ltd. 183-196.
Abstract: It is argued here that 'the encultured self' emerges in early to later childhood from the earlier experiential self that is differentiated from other persons and other objects in infancy and early childhood. The later sense of self is derived largely from verbal exchanges with significant others, both narrative and explanatory, about shared and unshared experiences, and about the stories, histories and myths of the embedding culture. These enable the child to achieve a continuing sense of self in time with relations to other times and places beyond personal experience.
Note: Article Nelson K, CUNY, Grad Ctr, 365 5th Ave, New York,NY 10016 USA
Keyword(s): narrative discourse; self concept; temporal understanding; CHILDREN; MEMORY; MIND