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The Resource Living narrative : creating lives in everyday storytelling, Elinor Ochs and Lisa Capps

Living narrative : creating lives in everyday storytelling, Elinor Ochs and Lisa Capps

Label
Living narrative : creating lives in everyday storytelling
Title
Living narrative
Title remainder
creating lives in everyday storytelling
Statement of responsibility
Elinor Ochs and Lisa Capps
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book looks at everyday storytelling as a twofold phenomenon - a response to our desire for coherence, but also a response to our need to probe and acknowledge the enigmatic aspects of experience. Letting us listen to dinner-table conversation, prayer, and gossip, Elinor Ochs and Lisa Capps develop a way of understanding the seemingly contradictory nature of everyday narrative - as a genre that is not necessarily homogeneous and as an activity that is not always consistent but consistently serves our need to create selves and communities."
  • "Focusing on the ways in which narrative is co-constructed, and on the variety of moral stances embodied in conversation, the authors draw out the instructive inconsistencies of these collaborative narratives, whose contents and ordering are subject to dispute, flux, and discovery. In an eloquent last chapter, written as Capps was waging her final battle with cancer, they turn to "unfinished narratives," those stories that will never have a comprehensible end. With a hybrid perspective - part humanities, part social science - their book captures these complexities and fathoms the intricate and potent narratives that live within and among us."--Jacket
  • "This book looks at everyday storytelling as a twofold phenomenon - a response to our desire for coherence, but also a response to our need to probe and acknowledge the enigmatic aspects of experience. Letting us listen to dinner-table conversation, prayer, and gossip, Elinor Ochs and Lisa Capps develop a way of understanding the seemingly contradictory nature of everyday narrative - as a genre that is not necessarily homogeneous and as an activity that is not always consistent but consistently serves our need to create selves and communities." "Focusing on the ways in which narrative is co-constructed, and on the variety of moral stances embodied in conversation, the authors draw out the instructive inconsistencies of these collaborative narratives, whose contents and ordering are subject to dispute, flux, and discovery. In an eloquent last chapter, written as Capps was waging her final battle with cancer, they turn to "unfinished narratives," those stories that will never have a comprehensible end. With a hybrid perspective - part humanities, part social science - their book captures these complexities and fathoms the intricate and potent narratives that live within and among us."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ochs, Elinor
Dewey number
808.5/43
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR72.3
LC item number
.O35 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Capps, Lisa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Storytelling
  • Discourse analysis, Narrative
  • Vertelkunst
  • Dagelijks leven
  • Diskursanalyse
  • Erzählen
  • Englisch
Label
Living narrative : creating lives in everyday storytelling, Elinor Ochs and Lisa Capps
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [316]-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Experiential Logic
  • 6.
  • Beyond Face Value
  • 7.
  • Narrative as Theology
  • 8.
  • Untold Stories
  • 1.
  • A Dimensional Approach to Narrative
  • 2.
  • Becoming a Narrator
  • 3.
  • Launching a Narrative
  • 4.
  • The Unexpected Turn
Control code
45438593
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 352 pages
Isbn
9780674004825
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00054074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)45438593
Label
Living narrative : creating lives in everyday storytelling, Elinor Ochs and Lisa Capps
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [316]-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Experiential Logic
  • 6.
  • Beyond Face Value
  • 7.
  • Narrative as Theology
  • 8.
  • Untold Stories
  • 1.
  • A Dimensional Approach to Narrative
  • 2.
  • Becoming a Narrator
  • 3.
  • Launching a Narrative
  • 4.
  • The Unexpected Turn
Control code
45438593
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 352 pages
Isbn
9780674004825
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00054074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)45438593

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