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The Resource Telling stories : the use of personal narratives in the social sciences and history, Mary Jo Maynes, Jennifer L. Pierce, and Barbara Laslett

Telling stories : the use of personal narratives in the social sciences and history, Mary Jo Maynes, Jennifer L. Pierce, and Barbara Laslett

Label
Telling stories : the use of personal narratives in the social sciences and history
Title
Telling stories
Title remainder
the use of personal narratives in the social sciences and history
Statement of responsibility
Mary Jo Maynes, Jennifer L. Pierce, and Barbara Laslett
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Telling Stories, Mary Jo Maynes, Jennifer L. Pierce, and Barbara Laslett argue that personal narratives-autobiographies, oral histories, life history interviews, and memoirs-are an important research tool for understanding the relationship between people and their societies. Gathering examples from throughout the world and from premodern as well as contemporary cultures, they draw from labor history and class analysis, feminist sociology, race relations, and anthropology to demonstrate the value of personal narratives for scholars and students alike. Telling Stories explores why and how personal narratives should be used as evidence, and the methods and pitfalls of their use. The authors stress the importance of recognizing that stories that people tell about their lives are never simply individual. Rather, they are told in historically specific times and settings and call on rules, models, and social experiences that govern how story elements link together in the process of self-narration. Stories show how individuals' motivations, emotions, and imaginations have been shaped by their cumulative life experiences. In turn, Telling Stories demonstrates how the knowledge produced by personal narrative analysis is not simply contained in the stories told; the understanding that takes place between narrator and analyst and between analyst and audience enriches the results immeasurably."--Publisher description
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maynes, Mary Jo
Dewey number
300.72
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
H61.29
LC item number
.M39 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pierce, Jennifer L.
  • Laslett, Barbara
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social sciences
  • Oral history
  • Oral biography
  • Autobiography
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Autobiography
  • Oral biography
  • Oral history
  • Social sciences
  • Mondelinge geschiedenis (wetenschap)
  • Biographisches Interview
  • Methodologie
Label
Telling stories : the use of personal narratives in the social sciences and history, Mary Jo Maynes, Jennifer L. Pierce, and Barbara Laslett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-180) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Agency, subjectivity, and narratives of the self -- Intersecting stories : personal narratives in historical context -- The forms of telling and retelling lives -- Personal narrative research as intersubjective encounter -- Making arguments based on personal narrative sources
Control code
726824347
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 186 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801459030
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rbxw
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824347
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Telling stories : the use of personal narratives in the social sciences and history, Mary Jo Maynes, Jennifer L. Pierce, and Barbara Laslett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-180) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Agency, subjectivity, and narratives of the self -- Intersecting stories : personal narratives in historical context -- The forms of telling and retelling lives -- Personal narrative research as intersubjective encounter -- Making arguments based on personal narrative sources
Control code
726824347
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 186 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801459030
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rbxw
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824347
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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