Explaining One's Self to Others: Reason-Giving in a Social Context

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that human actors are storifying creatures, who make sense of complex actions by linking events into meaningful causal chains (be they factual or reinvented ones).


ACKNOWLEDGMENT

We thank the faculty and students at the Department of Preschool Teacher Training, Norrköping for their kind cooperation. Thanks are also extended to Professor Ulla Jacobsson, Department of Law, Lund University for helpful discussions at the outset of this project.


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