Families’ Conversations about the Dictatorship: Appropriating Anecdotes and Taking an Affective Stance



Why do family conversations matter in processes of intergenerational transmission? Family narratives provide a context for creating and re-creating individual and group identity. In addition to this consideration, families have different styles of reminiscing that may influence how individuals remember the past (Fivush, 2008). Family conversations have previously been examined to better understand how youth are socialized into political discourse in the private sphere (e.g., George, 2013; Gordon, 2004; Ochs and Taylor, 1992) and to explore how the historical self develops (Fivush and Nelson, 2006; Wineburg, Mosborg, Porat and Duncan, 2007).


Recent History Intergenerational Transmission Historical Actor Personal Narrative Public High School 
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© Mariana Achugar 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityUSA

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