Sporting autobiographies - how the formation of personal identity is changed through
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Throughout life, each individual is experiencing and displaying different identities re-creating themselves dependant on interactions and contextually relevant incidents. Exposure to books and specifically, autobiographies is becoming an ever increasing occurrence as the level produced greatens. This research looks specifically at sporting autobiographies and how when reading these it can not only shape but change your own personal identity as your interpretations of the text can relate to yourself, your own past and present experiences and also how you perceive yourself in the future. In combining thematic analysis with self-narrative, the study aims to both tell and show how personal identity can be changed through the realm of reading.