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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
On-line version ISSN 1678-7153
VIEIRA, André Guirland. From the Concept of Narrative Structure to its Criticism. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2001, vol.14, n.3, pp. 599-608. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722001000300015.
The present work consists of a review of the main theories responsible for the construction of the concept of narrative structure since the sixties and its criticism, in essays published in the eighties. It begins presenting the genesis of the concept of narrative and its development in Linguistic and also in Psychology. This essay shows that the study of narrative went through changes of point of view, from the study of the way we represent our stories to the study of how we build a representation of the experience of the time and the world.
Keywords : Narrative structure; narrative; representation; hermeneutics.