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ERIC Number: EJ914552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-1890
Positive and Negative Childhood and Adolescent Identity Memories Stemming from One's Country and Culture-of-Origin: A Comparative Narrative Analysis
Bazuin-Yoder, Amy
Child & Youth Care Forum, v40 n1 p77-92 Feb 2011
The initial cognitive ability to coordinate experience into a hierarchically organized, multi-episode narrative occurs in youth, beginning a narrative record of ego identity development that continues throughout the life span (Habermas and Bluck in "Psychological Bulletin" 126:748-769, 2000; Habermas and de Silveira in "Developmental Psychology" 44:707-721, 2008). The following case studies explore how two high-functioning women integrate potentially conflicting bicultural identity expectations in adulthood by causally connecting identity memories stemming in youth from their country and culture-of-origin to their current life values and structures. It is hypothesized that the co-constructivist nature of meaning-making, described by Erikson ("Insight and responsibility." Norton, New York, 1964; "Identity and the life cycle." W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 1980) as the ego, personal and socio-organismic features of ego synthesis, includes inter-related factors of personal and cultural others which affect both individual and future generational bicultural identity integration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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