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Life and narrative : the risks and responsibilities of storying experience

Author: Brian Schiff; A Elizabeth McKim; Sylvie Patron
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Series: Explorations in narrative psychology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Life and Narrative examines the perennial mystery of how people encounter, manage, and inhabit a self and a world of their own - and others' - creation and the ramifications of these creations. From both literary and social science perspectives, this volume grapples with the process of how life and narrative interact with each other.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)961411422
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Schiff; A Elizabeth McKim; Sylvie Patron
ISBN: 9780190256661 0190256664 9780190658281 0190658282
OCLC Number: 968211982
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Series; Life and Narrative; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword: Life Meets Narrative; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Introduction: Life and Narrative-​A Brief Primer; 1. Narrative and Law: How They Need Each Other; 2. Narrative at the Limits (Or: What Is "Life" Really Like?); 3. Narrative/​Life of the Moment: From Telling a Story to Taking a Narrative Stance; 4. Narrative Fiction, the Short Story, and Life: The Case of Tobias Wolff's "Bullet in the Brain"; 5. On the Use and Abuse of Narrative for Life: Toward an Ethics of Storytelling 6. Identity Hoaxes and the Complicity of Social Authorship7. Turning Life into Stories-​Turning Stories into Lives; 8. The Body as Biography; 9. Narrative Refashioning and Illness: Doctor-​Patient Encounters in Siri Hustvedt's The Shaking Woman; 10. Phototextuality in Sophie Calle's Des histoires vraies; 11. The Intersection of Personal and Master Narratives: Is Redemption for Everyone?; 12. Shared Narratives and the Politics of Memory: Toward Reconciliation; 13. Engaging Crystallization to Understand Life and Narrative: The Case of Active Aging; 14. The Difference of Fiction 15. Lumping, Splitting, and Narratives as Rhetorical Actions: Notes on Christina J. Pan's Reminiscences and Deborah Eisenberg's "Twilight of the Superheroes"16. Who Tells Whose Story? Beyond Everyday and Literary Stories, Fact and Fiction; 17. Narrative and Truth: Some Preliminary Notes; 18. Witnessing the Impact: 9/​11 in Everyday and Literary Stories; Afterword: Narrative and Life: From "So What?" to "What Next?"; Contributor Biographies; Index
Series Title: Explorations in narrative psychology.
Responsibility: edited by Brian Schiff, A. Elizabeth McKim, Sylvie Patron.

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