Sihang WangPhD student
The role of vestigial self in constructing self-identity within life course
This research is funded by Fulgoni scholarship, Department of Marketing, of Lancaster University.
We introduce a concept – the vestigial self – describing how certain Chinese youths, those youths who have outgrown the Chinese Hip-Hop music fandom in terms of their current life stages and environments, still influenced by former identity vestiges from Chinese Hip-Hop music fandom in constructing their current and possible self-identities. By demarcating, preserving, compromising and synthesizing multiple identity vestiges of the former self, the Chinese youths we studies drew from dialectical interplay between former, vestigial, current and possible selves to create their narrative identity trajectories. We show the vestigial self functions as a shadow trajectory accompanying us through lifespan identity construction.
Key words: self, identity, life course, narrative, vestigial
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MSc Marketing (University of Leicester, UK)
PhD Marketing (expected, Lancaster University, UK)