Anna De Fina, Identity in narrative: A study of immigrant
discourse. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2003. Pp.
xiv, 251. Hb $102.00.
Narrative has now won its spurs within the social sciences, as
evidenced by the number of publications, by the diversity of disciplinary
approaches (e.g., linguistic, sociological, and psychological), and by the
wide range of theoretical frameworks applied to its study. Similar remarks
apply to studies of identity issues focused on the individual or a group,
as shown by the range of foci such as social, ethnic, gender, national,
racial, and institutional identity. Anna De Fina's Identity in
narrative appears to be a useful resource for students of these
topics and, more specifically, for anyone interested in the study of