Chapman, J., 2014. Auto/Biographical Work as Bildung. Auto/Biographical Yearbook 2013, 114 - 130.
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Bildung is a concept central to auto/biography. It can best be translated as ‘educative self-formation’ and describes the importance of the life-narrative as a vehicle for self-discovery, self-understanding and self-development. Although, since its emergence in the German Enlightenment, the concept has received wide attention in the social philosophy literature it has not had extensive consideration in contemporary auto/biographical work. In this article I wish to i) introduce the concept of Bildung; ii) apply the concept to historical figures from my own doctoral research; iii) reflect upon my own educative self-formation as a result of exploring Bildung and offer some discussion of the relationship between studying the life stories of others and one’s own development.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Auto/Biography ; Bildung ; Narrative ; Learning|
|Group:||Faculty of Health & Social Sciences|
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|Deposited On:||28 Aug 2014 11:40|
|Last Modified:||02 Sep 2014 14:42|
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