Download or read book Social Memory and War Narratives PDF or another Format written by C. Weber and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-04-23 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Vietnam War has had many long-reaching, traumatic effects, not just on the veterans of the war, but on their children as well. In this book, Weber examines the concept of the war as a social monad, a confusing array of personal stories and public histories that disrupt traditional ways of knowing the social world for the second generation.
Author : John Ernest
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2014-02-28
ISBN 10 : 9780199875689
Pages : 496 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (199 users)
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of the African American Slave Narrative PDF or another Format written by John Ernest and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014-02-28 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Given the rise of new interdisciplinary and methodological approaches to African American and Black Atlantic studies, The Oxford Handbook of the African American Slave Narrative will offer a fresh, wide-ranging assessment of this major American literary genre. The volume will begin with articles that consider the fundamental concerns of gender, sexuality, community, and the Christian ethos of suffering and redemption that are central to any understanding of slave narratives. The chapters that follow will interrogate the various agendas behind the production of both pre- and post-Emancipation narratives and take up the various interpretive problems they pose. Strategic omissions and veiled gestures were often necessary in these life accounts as they revealed disturbing, too-painful truths, far beyond what white audiences were prepared to hear. While touching upon the familiar canonical autobiographies of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, the Handbook will pay more attention to the under-studied narratives of Josiah Henson, Sojourner Truth, William Grimes, Henry Box Brown, and other often-overlooked accounts. In addition to the literary autobiographies of bondage, the volume will anatomize the powerful WPA recordings of interviews with former slaves during the late 1930s. With essays on the genre's imaginative afterlife, its final essays will chart the emergence and development of neoslave narratives, most notably in Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner, Toni Morrisons's Beloved and Octavia Butler's provocative science fiction novel, Kindred. In short, the Handbook will provide a long-overdue assessment of the state of the genre and the vital scholarship that continues to grow around it, work that is offering some of the most provocative analysis emerging out of the literary studies discipline as a whole.
Download or read book A Tale of Two Narratives PDF or another Format written by Grace Wermenbol and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-05-27 with total page 411 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the transmission - and perpetuation - of conflict narratives in Israeli-Jewish and Palestinian society since the signing of the Oslo Accords.
Author : Dennis B. Klein
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2017-11-16
ISBN 10 : 9781350037168
Pages : 272 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (35 users)
Download or read book Survivor Transitional Narratives of Nazi-Era Destruction PDF or another Format written by Dennis B. Klein and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-11-16 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Survivor Transitional Narratives of Nazi-Era Destruction: The Second Liberation examines the historical circumstances that gave rise in the 1960s to the first cohort of Nazi-era survivors who massed a public campaign focusing on remembrance of Nazi racial crimes. The survivors' decision to engage and disquiet a public audience occurred against the backdrop of the Frankfurt Auschwitz trial and the West German debate over the enforcement of statutory limitations for prosecuting former Nazis. Dennis B. Klein focuses on the accounts of three survivors: Jean Améry, an Austrian ex-patriot who joined the Belgian Resistance during the war, Vladimir Jankélévitch, a member of the French Resistance, and Simon Wiesenthal, who dedicated his life after the war to investigating Nazi crimes. As Klein argues, their accounts, in addition to acting as a reminder of Nazi-era endemic criminality, express a longing for human fellowshipThis contextual and interdisciplinary interpretation illustrates the explanatory significance of contemporary events and individual responses to them in shaping the memory and legacy of Nazi-era destruction. It is essential reading for students and scholars of the Nazi era and its legacy, genocide studies, Jewish Studies, and the history of emotions.
Download or read book Teaching Contested Narratives PDF or another Format written by Zvi Bekerman and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2011-12-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In troubled societies narratives about the past tend to be partial and explain a conflict from narrow perspectives that justify the national self and condemn, exclude and devalue the 'enemy' and their narrative. Through a detailed analysis, Teaching Contested Narratives reveals the works of identity, historical narratives and memory as these are enacted in classroom dialogues, canonical texts and school ceremonies. Presenting ethnographic data from local contexts in Cyprus and Israel, and demonstrating the relevance to educational settings in countries which suffer from conflicts all over the world, the authors explore the challenges of teaching narratives about the past in such societies, discuss how historical trauma and suffering are dealt with in the context of teaching, and highlight the potential of pedagogical interventions for reconciliation. The book shows how the notions of identity, memory and reconciliation can perpetuate or challenge attachments to essentialized ideas about peace and conflict.
Author : Ivor Goodson
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2016-10-04
ISBN 10 : 9781317665700
Pages : 656 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (317 users)
Download or read book The Routledge International Handbook on Narrative and Life History PDF or another Format written by Ivor Goodson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent decades, there has been a substantial turn towards narrative and life history study. The embrace of narrative and life history work has accompanied the move to postmodernism and post-structuralism across a wide range of disciplines: sociological studies, gender studies, cultural studies, social history; literary theory; and, most recently, psychology. Written by leading international scholars from the main contributing perspectives and disciplines, The Routledge International Handbook on Narrative and Life History seeks to capture the range and scope as well as the considerable complexity of the field of narrative study and life history work by situating these fields of study within the historical and contemporary context. Topics covered include: • The historical emergences of life history and narrative study • Techniques for conducting life history and narrative study • Identity and politics • Generational history • Social and psycho-social approaches to narrative history With chapters from expert contributors, this volume will prove a comprehensive and authoritative resource to students, researchers and educators interested in narrative theory, analysis and interpretation.
Author : Robyn Fivush
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2019-02-07
ISBN 10 : 9780429649905
Pages : 188 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (429 users)
Download or read book Family Narratives and the Development of an Autobiographical Self PDF or another Format written by Robyn Fivush and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-02-07 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stories are central to our world. We form our families, our communities, and our nations through stories. It is through stories of our everyday experiences that each of us constructs an autobiographical self, a narrative identity, that confers a sense of coherence and meaning to our individual lives. In this volume, Robyn Fivush describes how this deeply personal autobiographical self is socially and culturally constructed. Family Narratives and the Development of an Autobiographical Self demonstrates that, through participating in family reminiscing, in which adults help children learn the forms and functions of talking about the past, young children come to understand and evaluate their experiences, and create a sense of self defined through individual and family stories that provide an anchor for understanding self, others, and the world. Fivush draws on three decades of research, from her own lab and from others, to demonstrate the critical role that family stories and family storytelling play in child development and outcome. This volume is essential reading for students and researchers interested in psychology, human development, and family studies.
Download or read book Analysing Historical Narratives PDF or another Format written by Stefan Berger and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2021-05-01 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For all of the recent debates over the methods and theoretical underpinnings of the historical profession, scholars and laypeople alike still frequently think of history in terms of storytelling. Accordingly, historians and theorists have devoted much attention to how historical narratives work, illuminating the ways they can bind together events, shape an argument and lend support to ideology. From ancient Greece to modern-day bestsellers, the studies gathered here offer a wide-ranging analysis of the textual strategies used by historians. They show how in spite of the pursuit of truth and objectivity, the ways in which historians tell their stories are inevitably conditioned by their discursive contexts.
Download or read book Narratives of Exile and Return PDF or another Format written by Mary Chamberlain and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this original and compelling book, Mary Chamberlain explores the nature and meaning of migration for Barbadians who migrated to Britain and elsewhere. It is a unique oral and social history, based on life-story interviews across three or more generations of Barbadian families. Locating migration within the contemporary debate on modernity, Narratives of Exile and Return highlights the continuing role of migration in shaping the culture and history of Barbados. But it does more by providing post-modern theorizing with concrete national and ethnic settings.
Download or read book Emotion and Narrative PDF or another Format written by Tilmann Habermas and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-12-20 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The way we tell stories influences how others react to our emotions, and impacts how we cope with emotions ourselves.
Download or read book Constructing Narratives of Continuity and Change PDF or another Format written by Hazel Reid and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-08-27 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this volume, academics and researchers across disciplines including education, psychology and health studies come together to discuss personal, political and professional narratives of struggle, resilience and hope. Contributors draw from a rich body of auto/biographical research to examine the role of narrative and how it can be constructed to compose a life story, considering the roles of significant others, inspirational, educational and fictional characters, and those in myth and legend. The book discusses how personal narrative, often neglected in social and psychological enquiry, can be a valuable resource across a range of settings. Reference is made to the evolving role of narrative in education and health care, medicine and psychotherapy. This includes how particular narratives are hardwired into culture in ways that stifle personal and social understanding. Rather than providing a ‘how to’ guide, the book illustrates the range and power of narrative, including poetry, to re-awaken senses of self and agency in extremis. Each chapter draws on specific research, describing the context, explaining the methodology, and illuminating important findings. Discussing implications for research and practice, this book will be key reading for postgraduate and doctoral students in auto/biographical and narrative studies, and across a range of disciplines, including education, health and social care, politics, counselling and psychotherapy. It will be of interest to academics teaching research methods, and those developing biographical and auto/biographical narrative research.
Author : Cilliers Breytenbach
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2020-11-04
ISBN 10 : 9789004443754
Pages : 551 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (4 users)
Download or read book The Gospel according to Mark as Episodic Narrative PDF or another Format written by Cilliers Breytenbach and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2020-11-04 with total page 551 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Across 22 studies the author analyses the Gospel according to Mark as a performed episodic narrative, including its early reception, text type, dependence on Jesus tradition, Galilean setting, style, use of metaphor, intertextuality, strategies of persuasion, and theology.
Download or read book Narrative and Consciousness PDF or another Format written by Gary D. Fireman and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2003 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The evocation of narrative as a way to understand the content of consciousness has sparked truly interdisciplinary work among psychologists, philosophers and literary critics. The research presented in this volume should appeal to the general reader and researchers enmeshed in these problems.
Download or read book Narratives of Trauma in South Asian Literature PDF or another Format written by Goutam Karmakar and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-12-30 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume addresses cultural and literary narratives of trauma in South Asian literature. Presenting a novel cross-cultural perspective on trauma theory, the essays within this volume study the divergent cultural responses to trauma and violence in various parts of South Asia, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Afghanistan, which have received little attention in literary writings on trauma in their specific circumstances. Through comprehensive sociocultural understanding of the region, this book creates an approachable space where trauma engages with themes like racial identity, ethnicity, nationality, religious dogma, and cultural environment. With case studies from Kashmir, the 1971 liberation war of Bangladesh, and armed conflict in Nepal and Afghanistan, the volume will be of interest to scholars, students and researchers of literature, history, politics, conflict studies, and South Asian studies.
Download or read book Memory and Autobiography PDF or another Format written by Leonor Arfuch and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2020-08-04 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book by one of Latin America’s leading cultural theorists examines the place of the subject and the role of biographical and autobiographical genres in contemporary culture. Arfuch argues that the on-going proliferation of private and intimate stories – what she calls the ‘biographical space’ – can be seen as symptomatic of the impersonalizing dynamics of contemporary times. Autobiographical genres, however, harbour an intersubjective dimension. The ‘I’ who speaks wants to be heard by another, and the other who listens discovers in autobiography possible points of identification. Autobiographical genres, including those that border on fiction, therefore become spaces in which the singularity of experience opens onto the collective and its historicity in ways that allow us to reflect on the ethical, political, and aesthetic dimensions not only of self-representation but also of life itself. Opening up debate through juxtaposition and dialogue, Arfuch’s own poetic writing moves freely from the Holocaust to Argentina’s last dictatorship and its traumatic memories, and then to the troubled borderlands between Mexico and the United States to show how artists rescue shards of memory that would otherwise be relegated to the dustbin of history. In so doing, she makes us see not only how challenging it is to represent past traumas and violence but also how vitally necessary it is to do so as a political strategy for combating the tides of forgetting and for finding ways of being in common.
Download or read book Critical Race Narratives PDF or another Format written by Carl Gutierrez-Jones and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2001-08 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "An immensely valuable ocntribution. As the last generation of witnesses to the Holocaust testify to its horrors, tehy must also testify to its heroes - those who risked all to safe lives. These movingly told stories restore our faith in the human spirit." --William Shirer "The mystery of the rescue phenomenon will probably always elude us. As the rescuers' narratives in this remarkable volume show, the acts of saving Jews seemed spontaneous and natural, and thus the mystery of the rescue act begins to unravel radiantly. The insights which this interdisciplinary collection of essays subtly pieces together s how in unique fashion the preconditions, or the possibilities, of individual and collective courage." --Dennis B. Klein, author of Jewish Origins of the Psychoanalytic Movement A distinguished group of internationally known individuals, Jews and non-Jews, rescuers and rescued, offer their enriching first-person accounts and reflections that explore the question: Why did the Danes risk their lives to rescue the Jewish population?
Author : Chalotte Glintborg
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2020-09-01
ISBN 10 : 9781000171624
Pages : 144 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 ( users)
Download or read book Identity Construction and Illness Narratives in Persons with Disabilities PDF or another Format written by Chalotte Glintborg and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-09-01 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book investigates how being diagnosed with various disabilities impacts on identity. Once diagnosed with a disability, there is a risk that this label can become the primary status both for the person diagnosed as well as for their family. This reification of the diagnosis can be oppressive because it subjugates humanity in such a way that everything a person does can be interpreted as linked to their disability. Drawing on narrative approaches to identity in psychology and social sciences, the bio-psycho-social model and a holistic approach to disabilities, the chapters in this book understand disability as constructed in discourse, as negotiated among speaking subjects in social contexts, and as emergent. By doing so, they amplify voices that may have otherwise remained silent and use storytelling as a way of communicating the participants' realities to provide a more in-depth understanding of their point of view. This book will be of interest to all scholars and students of disability studies, sociology, medical humanities, disability research methods, narrative theory, and rehabilitation studies.