Memories of Me: Comparisons from Osnabrueck (Germany) and Delhi (India) Students and Their Mothers

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dc.contributor.authorDemuth, Carolin
dc.contributor.authorChaudhary, Nandita
dc.contributor.authorKeller, Heidi
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:09:58Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:09:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn19324502
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/9078-
dc.description.abstractThe present study explores the dialogical relationship between autobiographical remembering, self and culture from a developmental and trans-generational perspective. It draws on a comparative design including self-describing memories of 10 Indian students from Delhi and 13 German students from Osnabrueck. Moreover, stories often told about oneself during childhood were investigated from the students' as well as from their mothers' perspective. Analysis revealed not only culture-specific ways of telling about one's past that point to different prevailing socio-cultural philosophies, but also trans-generational similarities of stories repeatedly told to and about the child. The findings suggest that self-defining stories develop and are dialogically intertwined with the cultural narrative practices that children engage in during the course of socialization. Theoretical implications for our understanding of self-development are discussed from a Bakhtinian perspective.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSPRINGER
dc.relation.ispartofINTEGRATIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
dc.subjectAMERICAN
dc.subjectAutobiographical remembering
dc.subjectCHINESE
dc.subjectCONSTRUCTION
dc.subjectCULTURE
dc.subjectGermany
dc.subjectIDENTITY
dc.subjectIndia
dc.subjectNARRATIVE PRACTICES
dc.subjectNeurosciences
dc.subjectNeurosciences & Neurology
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectPsychology, Biological
dc.subjectSelf
dc.subjectSELF-CONCEPT
dc.subjectSTORIES
dc.subjectTrans-generational mediation
dc.titleMemories of Me: Comparisons from Osnabrueck (Germany) and Delhi (India) Students and Their Mothers
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12124-010-9136-5
dc.identifier.isiISI:000287587600003
dc.description.volume45
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.startpage48
dc.description.endpage67
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0001-8103-3573
dc.identifier.eissn19363567
dc.publisher.placeONE NEW YORK PLAZA, SUITE 4600, NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationIntegr. Psychol. Behav. Sci.
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