DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.3771

Published:

2011-07-01

Issue:

Vol 13, No 2 (2011) July-December

Section:

Reflections on Praxis

Narrative as resource for the display of self and identity: the narrative construction of an oppositional identity

La narrativa como recurso de representación de si mismo: La construcción narrativa de una identidad en contraposición

Authors

  • Alba Lucy Guerrero Universidad de la Salle

Keywords:

Investigación narrativa, construcción de identidad, posicionamiento (es).

Keywords:

Narrative inquiry, Identity construction, Positioning (en).

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Abstract (en)

Narrative is a system of understanding that we use to construct and express meaning in our daily lives. The stories we narrate are not just resources for the development and presentation of the individual self; they allow us to see how identity is constructed within social and cultural worlds (Bruner, 1990). Schools and communities play a powerful role in shaping students identities; the ways in which stories are told and the identities they create are influenced by the environment in which they take place. In this paper, by using excerpts from a conversation I had with a High School student in an urban school in Bogotá, I will discuss how narrative analysis can be used to understand the way students construct their identities within their schools and communities. First, I will present the theoretical contexts linking narrative with self-construction. Next, I will discuss the methodological implications in the process of collecting and representing experiences highlighting the possibilities of narrative to make visible the construction of identities. Then pieces of a narrative told in a research interview will be analyzed illustrating different approaches of narrative analysis. The paper will conclude with a section that outlines the implications of using narrative in educational research.

Abstract (es)

La narrativa es un sistema de comprensión de que usamos para construir y expresar el sentido de nuestra vida cotidiana. Las historias que narramos no son sólo los recursos para el desarrollo y presentación del yo individual, sino que nos permiten ver cómo la identidad se construye dentro de los mundos sociales y culturales (Bruner, 1990). Las escuelas y las comunidades juegan un papel importante en la conformación de las identidades de los estudiantes, las formas en que se cuentan historias y las identidades que crean son influenciados por el entorno en el que tienen lugar. En este trabajo, utilizando extractos de una conversación con un estudiante de bachillerato en un colegio urbano en Bogotá, se discute cómo el análisis de la narrativa se puede utilizar para comprender la manera los alumnos construyen sus identidades dentro de sus escuelas y comunidades. En primer lugar, se presentan perspectivas teóricas que abordan la relación entre las narrativa y la construcción de identidades. A continuación, se discute las implicaciones metodológicas en el proceso de recolección y representación de experiencias. A continuación, fragmentos del relato de un estudiante son analizados para ilustran los diferentes enfoques de análisis narrativo. El documento concluye con una sección que describe las implicaciones del uso de la narrativa en la investigación educativa.

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Guerrero, A. L. (2011). Narrative as resource for the display of self and identity: the narrative construction of an oppositional identity. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 13(2), 88–99. https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.3771

ACM

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Guerrero, A.L. 2011. Narrative as resource for the display of self and identity: the narrative construction of an oppositional identity. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal. 13, 2 (Jul. 2011), 88–99. DOI:https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.3771.

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Guerrero, A. L. Narrative as resource for the display of self and identity: the narrative construction of an oppositional identity. Colomb. appl. linguist. j 2011, 13, 88-99.

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GUERRERO, A. L. Narrative as resource for the display of self and identity: the narrative construction of an oppositional identity. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, [S. l.], v. 13, n. 2, p. 88–99, 2011. DOI: 10.14483/22487085.3771. Disponível em: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/3771. Acesso em: 18 oct. 2021.

Chicago

Guerrero, Alba Lucy. 2011. “Narrative as resource for the display of self and identity: the narrative construction of an oppositional identity”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 13 (2):88-99. https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.3771.

Harvard

Guerrero, A. L. (2011) “Narrative as resource for the display of self and identity: the narrative construction of an oppositional identity”, Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 13(2), pp. 88–99. doi: 10.14483/22487085.3771.

IEEE

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A. L. Guerrero, “Narrative as resource for the display of self and identity: the narrative construction of an oppositional identity”, Colomb. appl. linguist. j, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 88–99, Jul. 2011.

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Guerrero, A. L. “Narrative as resource for the display of self and identity: the narrative construction of an oppositional identity”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, vol. 13, no. 2, July 2011, pp. 88-99, doi:10.14483/22487085.3771.

Turabian

Guerrero, Alba Lucy. “Narrative as resource for the display of self and identity: the narrative construction of an oppositional identity”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 13, no. 2 (July 1, 2011): 88–99. Accessed October 18, 2021. https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/3771.

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Guerrero AL. Narrative as resource for the display of self and identity: the narrative construction of an oppositional identity. Colomb. appl. linguist. j [Internet]. 2011Jul.1 [cited 2021Oct.18];13(2):88-99. Available from: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/3771

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