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Title: Sociocultural trail within the dialogical self : I-positions, institutions, and cultural armory
Authors: Gube, J
Keywords: Dialogical self
Identity
Institutions
Multicultural
Sociocultural
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Culture & psychology, 2017, v. 23, no. 1, p. 3-18 How to cite?
Journal: Culture & psychology 
Abstract: This paper discusses the interface of dialogical self-theory and institutional context with reference to the schooling of ethnic minorities. It proposes a more nuanced approach to identifying cultural resources within institutions that contribute to dialogical movements and positioning, thereby advancing the application of dialogical self-theory within institutionalized spaces. Drawing on sociocultural concepts of identity construction, the discussion outlines how I-positions are tethered to social practices, relationships, power, and relations within institutions. These cultural resources are highlighted because they foreground how dialogical tensions occur and transcend opposing voices within an institution itself. In providing a textual analysis of Edward Said’s encounter with a school rule that tended to suppress his Arab identity, the integrated dialogical self-theory and sociocultural approach can highlight the contours of dialogical frictions as a result of negotiation with power across an institution to arrive at a desired I-position.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/66053
ISSN: 1354-067X
EISSN: 1461-7056
DOI: 10.1177/1354067X16650812
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