In this Book

summary
Amy Shuman examines the social relations embedded in stories and the complex ethical and social tensions that surround their telling. Drawing on innovative research and contemporary theory, she describes what happens when one person's story becomes another person's source of inspiration, or when entitlement and empathy collide. The resulting analyses are wonderfully diverse, integrating narrative studies, sociolinguistics, communications, folklore, and ethnographic studies to examine the everyday, conversational stories told by cultural groups including Latinas, Jews, African Americans, Italians, and Puerto Ricans. Shuman offers a nuanced and clear theoretical perspective while making narrative inquiry accessible to a broad population.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Title Page
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Copyright Page
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Introduction: Subversive Stories and the Critique of Empathy
  2. pp. 1-28
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 1. "Get Outa' My Face": Entitlement and Authoritative Discourse
  2. pp. 29-53
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 2. Collective Memory and Public Forgetting
  2. pp. 54-70
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 3. Allegory and Parable as Subversive Stories
  2. pp. 71-88
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 4. Small-World Stories: Coincidence and Fate in Narratives of Everyday Life
  2. pp. 89-119
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 5. Redemption and Empathy in Junk-Mail Narratives
  2. pp. 120-148
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 6. Speaking from Experience
  2. pp. 149-162
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 163-172
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 173-184
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Index
  2. pp. 185-190
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents

Additional Information

ISBN
9780252092398
Related ISBN
9780252077746
MARC Record
OCLC
815477964
Pages
200
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.