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Leaning : a Poetics of Personal Relations.

Author: Ronald J Pelias
Publisher: Walnut Creek : Left Coast Press, 2011.
Series: Writing lives--ethnographic narratives.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ronald J Pelias explores leaning as a metaphor for analyzing interpersonal interaction. Bodies leaning toward one another are engaged, developing the potential for long-lasting, meaningful relationships. But this ideal is not often realized. Pelias makes use of a wide variety of tools such as personal narrative, autoethnography, poetic inquiry and performative writing in his exploration of the physical space of  Read more...
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Pelias, Ronald J.
Leaning : A Poetics of Personal Relations.
Walnut Creek : Left Coast Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald J Pelias
ISBN: 9781598746426 1598746421
OCLC Number: 726734911
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages).
Contents: Preface: Leaning Into a Beginning; Part I: Languaging Relationships; Chapter 1. Some Substantiated and Unsubstantiated Claims for Communication; Chapter 2. Relational Language: A Poetic Sense-Making; Chapter 3. Struggling for Speech; Chapter 4. Relational Associations; Chapter 5. Stephen Dunn and the Poetics of Living; Part II; Chapter 6. Self-Portrait: Standing on a Nail; Chapter 7. Reading Barthes as a Lover; Chapter 8. Walking and Writing with Laurel Richardson: A Story in Poems; Chapter 9. Three Tales of Understanding; Part III; Chapter 10. Making My Masculine Body Behave. Chapter 11. Jarheads, Girly Men, and the Pleasures of ViolenceChapter 12. A Personal History of Lust on Bourbon Street; Part IV; Chapter 13. The Pull and Push of Friendship; Chapter 14. Evidence of Love; Chapter 15. Relational Development and Deterioration: Some More of the Story; Chapter 16. Holding Mimi; Part V; Chapter 17. Family Lessons; Chapter 18. Stories We Do and Do Not Tell; Chapter 19. Remains; Chapter 20. Loss; Afterword: Leaning Into a Way of Being; References; Index; About the Author.
Series Title: Writing lives--ethnographic narratives.

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Explore with Ronald Pelias the physical space between people, and learn the metaphorical importance of leaning, in this personal, performative narrative about relationships.  Read more...

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Pelias uses autoethnography, poetic inquiry, performative writing, and personal narrative to describe how bodies move lean together, placing themselves in relationship to other bodies ...he Read more...

 
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