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

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