Book Chapter

Epilogue: Shifting Identities over the years and within ethnographic interviews

Claire Maree, Kaori Okano

Discourse, Gender and Shifting Identites in Japan: The Longitudinal Study of Kobe Women's Ethnographic Interviews 1989-2019, Phase One | Routledge | Published : 2018


Drawing on the empirical findings of the preceding chapters in combination, this chapter explores how the passage of time influences the construction of identities, how individuals orient towards life changes and how they craft multiple identities. In so doing, it reveals how and why identity shifts in the discourse are observable over the years and within one ethnographic interview. One aim of this collaborative project is to explore how the passage of time influences the construction of identities in situated discourse originating from an ongoing ethnographic study. Kanako's positioning of self within the interview reflects the changes in the relationships around her, and the 11-year relat..

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