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"Life is Wonderful, There’s No Doubt About That": (Big and Small) Stories of an Embodied Positive Ageing Identity

Phoenix, Cassandra (2009) "Life is Wonderful, There’s No Doubt About That": (Big and Small) Stories of an Embodied Positive Ageing Identity. In: Narrative, Memory and Identities. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 77-84.

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Abstract

This chapter forms part of a broader research project exploring narratives of the ageing, sporting body (Phoenix and Sparkes, 2006, 2007; Phoenix, Smith and Sparkes, 2007; Phoenix and Sparkes, 2008). Here, I examine the accomplishment of a positive ageing identity through the stories told by a 71 year old male. In order to examine how identity is narratively accomplished, I have found recent debates within narrative research between a “big story” and “small story” approach especially useful (Bamberg, 2006; Freeman, 2006).

Item Type: Book Chapter
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences > Narrative and Memory Research Group > Narrative and Memory Research Group Annual Conference
School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2009 09:36
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2015 19:56
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4866

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