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The ethics of storytelling : narrative hermeneutics, history, and the possible

Author: Hanna Meretoja
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Explorations in narrative psychology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Against the backdrop of the polarized debate on the ethical significance of storytelling, Hanna Meretoja's The Ethics of Storytelling: Narrative Hermeneutics, History, and the Possible develops a nuanced framework for exploring the ethical complexity of the roles narratives play in our lives. Focusing on how narratives enlarge and diminish the spaces of possibilities in which we act, think, and re-imagine the world
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Meretoja, Hanna, 1977-
Ethics of storytelling.
New York : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017028106
(OCoLC)1002653675
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hanna Meretoja
ISBN: 9780190649371 0190649372
OCLC Number: 1012400563
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction: Towards an Ethics of Storytelling --
Chapter 2 Narrative Hermeneutics --
Chapter 3 Storytelling and Ethics --
Chapter 4 The Uses and Abuses of Narrative for Life: Julia Franck's Die Mittagsfrau --
Chapter 5 Narrative Ethics of Implication: Günte Grass and Historical Imagination --
Chapter 6 Narrative Dynamics, Perspective-Taking, and Engagement: Jonathan Littell's Les Bienveillantes --
Chapter 7 Transforming Narrative In-Betweens: Dialogic Storytelling in David Grossman's To the End of the Land and Falling Out of Time --
Chapter 8 Conclusion: Struggles Over the Possible.
Series Title: Explorations in narrative psychology.
Responsibility: Hanna Meretoja.

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"Against the backdrop of the polarized debate on the ethical significance of storytelling, Hanna Meretoja's The Ethics of Storytelling: Narrative Hermeneutics, History, and the Possible develops a nuanced framework for exploring the ethical complexity of the roles narratives play in our lives. Focusing on how narratives enlarge and diminish the spaces of possibilities in which we act, think, and re-imagine the world together with others, this book proposes a theoretical-analytical framework for engaging with both the ethical potential and risks of storytelling. Further, it elaborates a narrative hermeneutics that treats narratives as culturally mediated practices of (re)interpreting experiences and articulates how narratives can be oppressive, empowering, or both. It also argues that the relationship between narrative unconscious and narrative imagination shapes our sense of the possible. In her book, Meretoja develops a hermeneutic narrative ethics that differentiates between six dimensions of the ethical potential of storytelling: the power of narratives to cultivate our sense of the possible; to contribute to individual and cultural self-understanding; to enable understanding other lives non-subsumptively in their singularity; to transform the narrative in-betweens that bind people together; to develop our perspective-awareness and capacity for perspective-taking; and to function as a form of ethical inquiry. This book addresses our implication in violent histories and argues that it is as dialogic storytellers, fundamentally vulnerable and dependent on one another, that we become who we are: both as individuals and communities. The Ethics of Storytelling seamlessly incorporates narrative ethics, literary narrative studies, narrative psychology, narrative philosophy, and cultural memory studies. It contributes to contemporary interdisciplinary narrative studies by developing narrative hermeneutics as a philosophically rigorous, historically sensitive, and analytically subtle approach to the ethical stakes of the debate on the narrative dimension of human existence."--

"This book provides a theoretical-analytical framework for a hermeneutic narrative ethics, which articulates the ethical potential and risks of narrative practices. It analyzes how narratives shape our sense of the possible by enlarging and diminishing the dialogic spaces of possibilities in which we act, think, and re-imagine the world"--

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