No. XXXVII (2006)

“People of My Life” (Picture of Socialization)

Iskra Likomanova
University of St Kliment Ohridski in Sofia, Faculty of Slavic Studies

Published 01.12.2006


  • life history,
  • narratives,
  • narrator,
  • subjectivity,
  • objectivity

How to Cite

Likomanova, I. (2006). “People of My Life” (Picture of Socialization). Balcanica - Annual of the Institute for Balkan Studies, (XXXVII), 61–68.


In every life history the narrator introduces different personalities she has known, met, worked or lived with in a different/specific way. It is done in the context of frequent topics such as work, home, school etc. The paper introduces notions such as narrative presence (subjectivity) and life presence (objectivity); mentioned once and mentioned repeatedly; positive and negative emotional contexts for the personality presented etc. The analysis suggests a matrix of the narrator’s internal and external socialization.


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