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The Co-authored SelfFamily Stories and the Construction of Personal Identity$
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Kate C. McLean

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199995745

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199995745.001.0001

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Peers and Family Stories

Peers and Family Stories

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(p.130) 9 Peers and Family Stories
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The Co-authored Self
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Kate C. McLean

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199995745.003.0009

This chapter addresses the role that peers (friends and romantic partners) play in family stories. Topics include the importance of telling family stories to bond with others and to understand other’s identities. Other topics covered include the importance of peers as a context for exploring family stories, and sharing family stories that cannot be told within one’s family.

Keywords:   narrative ecology, intimacy, friends, romantic partners, peers, identity exploration, personal continuity

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