Edited By Flocel Sabaté
The Role of the Significant Other in the Construction of National Identities
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dan McAdams1 stated that from the initial bonding, which binds us forever to our parents, the experiences of the first year of life have such importance that they will determine the level of optimism or pessimism that will characterize the narrative tone that we will exhibit in adulthood. The themes of power and love, which for this author are the motivating currents of our adult life, also relate to the stories we have heard, learned and created during our childhood.
What happens then with a life story is embedded with voices of death, horror, loss, exile, fear?
This is the question that leads me to analyze the role of others in the history of life.
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