Aborted transition between two dichotomous cultures as seen through dialogical self theory

J.M. Grimell

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to further advance the understanding of self-identity work amid transition from military to civilian life, with emphasis on the complexities between and within the military and civilian cultural I-positions of a dialogical self. An analysis of a longitudinal case study of an aborted transition leads to the hypothesis that a culturally dominant military I-position that sustains a cultural dichotomy may hinder dialogical advancement toward reintegration into civilian life. The insights from this article can be used to better understand self-identity issues amid transition and may also have relevance for nonmilitary persons who are exposed to cultural transitions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-206
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Constructivist Psychology
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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