L’approche autobiographique : regards anthropologique et épistémologique, et orientations méthodologiques


Based on a thesis affirming the irreducibility of the subject of speech to the figures of oneself the autobiographical narrative foments, the author shows how the setting in narrative produces the effect of subjectification. Since the subject of the act of speaking cannot but be excluded from the statements he makes, the horizon of possibilities constitutive of his project of existing opens out to him. The significant features of the training and research techniques we promote in the field of autobiographical practices can be deduced on the basis of such principles. The analytical and interpretational tools we propose facilitate the development of a veritable textual clinic. However, a “clinical approach” does not mean that the method of autobiographical narrative necessarily involves therapeutic practices. Its areas of application are plural and the border crossings deserve to be delineated. This reflective process is brought to a close with a severe challenge against certain uses of the notion of identity to account for transformational effects noted in training, therapy or psychoanalysis. We contend that it is because of the non-identity of self to self that the subject brings to bear the chan­ges capable of bringing him nearer to his goal. In order not to conclude, we close the narrative of our journey into the world of autobiographical narrative in proposing two research orientations

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