Abstract

Abstract:

This article explores the role storytelling plays in taking action for economic justice. It draws on responses from interviews and questionnaires conducted in collaboration with the charities Journey to Justice and Share-wear Clothing Scheme. The research used stories from an economic injustice archive developed by Journey to Justice and the author. The findings reveal that stories play a predominantly positive role in enabling people to imagine a better future and begin to take action for that future, which demonstrates the role of storytelling in galvanizing for economic justice. This study adds to the existing and varied academic literature on storytelling for justice and extends it to include “economic” justice in grassroots communities in the United Kingdom, a currently underexplored area.

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