Storytelling Sociology

Storytelling Sociology : Narrative as Social Inquiry

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This exciting new book is about the narrative turn in sociology, an approach that views lived experience as constructed, at least in part, by the stories that people tell about it. The book is organized around four themes family and place, the body, education and work, and the passage of time that tell a story about the life course and touch on a wide range of enduring sociological topics. The first chapter explores some of the theories of narrative that mark contemporary social analysis. Introductions to the four sections identify the narrative style and sociological themes that the essays reflect. The heart of the book, however, is not about narrative but of narrative: scholars who have been involved in class, racial/ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and disability studies compellingly write about their own life more

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  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 157.5 x 228.6 x 22.9mm | 544.32g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588262952
  • 9781588262950

Table of contents

The Narrative Turn in Social Inquiry. Family and Place. Introduction. Searching for Yellowstone N.K. Denzin. Twin Towers N. Olivencia. Remembering George Washington on the Rio Grande A.J. Trevino. My Ain Folk: Scottish Oral History and the Sociological Imagination J.H.Faley. Everyone Else: Becoming Jewish T. Platt. Walking with Lao Tzu at Auschwitz D. Clinton. The Body. Introduction. Becoming Quasimodo: The Shaping of a Life W.E. Powell. No Body is Exempt: Beauty Compulsion and Resistance in Japan L. Miller. Mamas Always on Stage: The Absurdity of the pregnant Academic D. Vandegrift. Sexual Boundaries: Trespasses into Chaos M. Ryersbach. The Razors Edge: Narcotics and the Embodiment of Trauma D. Schaeffer. Hoop Dreams on Wheels R.J. Berger. Education and Work. Introduction. How I Started My Life in Crime S. Balkan. Born Illegal S.C. Richards Telling Tales: Journey of an Itinerant Storyteller R.A. Mello. Silence of the Lambs: The Architecture of the Abattoir C. Corroto. Working Class Heroes: Rinaldo Cappellini and the Struggle of Anthracite Mineworkers R.P. Wolensky. A Road Less Traveled J. Horton. It Means Something: The Ghosts of War W.B. Brown. The Passing of Time. Introduction. The Glowing of Such Fire R. more

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