The Changing Self: Using Personal Documents to Study Lives

  title={The Changing Self: Using Personal Documents to Study Lives},
  author={Abigail J. Stewart and Carol E. Franz and Lynne Layton},
ABSTRACT In this paper we describe a technique for coding expressions of preoccupation with aspects of the adult self in personal documents and retrospective autobiographical writings In particular we explore the value of this approach by analyzing themes of identity, intimacy, and generativity expressed in Vera Brittain's diary and correspondence, written during her adolescence in World War I, and in her retrospective autobiographical account of that period in her life Analyses aim to use… CONTINUE READING


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