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Narrative Networks

Narrative Networks Author Brian Alleyne
ISBN-10 9781473911376
Release 2014-12-08
Pages 224
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"We are invited to think about the now ubiquitous everyday practices of interpreting and producing narratives across a range of modalities. The result is a text that inspires readers to think in new ways about narratives, invites them to analyse narrative texts available on the Web and, for those who wish, suggests how best to employ specialist software." - Ann Phoenix, Institute of Education, University of London "It’s high time we have a book like this. Brian Alleyne has managed to produce the best, clearest, and most comprehensive overview of narrative theory for social scientists I have yet to see. I wish I’d had access to a book like this when I was a student. It would have made my life so much easier. It will surely become the universally recognised go-to book on the subject." - David Graeber, London School of Economics & Political Science Narrative is a fundamental means whereby we make sense of our own lives and of the world around us. The stories we tell, and are being told, shape our identities, relationships and world-views. In a rapidly changing digital society where blogging and social networking have become fundamental communication channels, the platforms for the creation and exchange of all kinds of narratives have greatly expanded. This book responds to the dynamic production and consumption of stories of all kinds in popular and academic cultures. It offers a comprehensive discussion of the underlying philosophical and methodological issues of narrative and personal narrative research as well as applying these to the current digital landscape. The book provides practical guidance on data management and use of software for the narrative researcher. Illustrated with examples from a range of fields and disciplines as well as the author’s own work on hacking cultures and cultural activism, this title is a must for anyone wanting to learn about narrative approaches in social research and how to conduct successful narrative research in a digital age.



Teaching Narrative

Teaching Narrative Author Richard Jacobs
ISBN-10 9783319718293
Release 2018-04-12
Pages 214
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Narrative is everywhere and has unique powers: to enchant and inspire, to make sense of our lives and ourselves and to afford us an enriched understanding of alternative worlds and lives and of better futures – though narrative also has the potential to coerce and oppress. Narrative is at the centre at all stages of the English curriculum and has been the subject of a burgeoning critical industry. This timely volume addresses the many ways in which recent thinking has informed the teaching of narrative in university classrooms in the UK and the USA. Distinguished teachers from both countries range widely across narrative topics and genres, including the opportunities opened up by new technologies, and chapters articulate students’ own individual and collaborative experiences in the teaching/learning process. The result is a volume that explores the pleasurable challenges of working with students to help them appreciate and assess the power that narrative exerts, to become reflective critics of its inner workings as well as exponents of narrative themselves.



Understanding the Power of Love

Understanding the Power of Love Author Brian R. Alleyne
ISBN-10 1625096399
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 222
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This book is for you, your relatives, your friends and your enemies. It can only impact positively on the life of anyone who reads it. You will learn the true qualities of love and the way you should display them just as the Bible reveals. Today many people believe they are righteous, but they don t know true righteousness. Many people believe they are blessed, but they don't know the truly significant blessing. Many people believe they know what love is, but they don't know what true love is. This inspirational book will surely be a life changing revelation.



Identity Sexuality and Relationships among Emerging Adults in the Digital Age

Identity  Sexuality  and Relationships among Emerging Adults in the Digital Age Author Wright, Michelle F.
ISBN-10 9781522518570
Release 2016-12-12
Pages 343
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Technology has become ubiquitous to everyday life in modern society, and particularly in various social aspects. This has significant impacts on adolescents as they develop and make their way into adulthood. Identity, Sexuality, and Relationships among Emerging Adults in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the role of digital media and its impact on identity development, behavioral formations, and the inter-personal relationships of young adults. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as self-comparison, virtual communities, and online dating, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers and professionals seeking current research on the use and impact of online social forums among progressing adults.



Jesus Have I Loved but Paul

Jesus Have I Loved  but Paul Author J. R. Daniel Kirk
ISBN-10 9781441236258
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 224
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Readers of the Bible are often drawn to Jesus's message and ministry, but they are not as positively inclined toward Paul. What should people who love Jesus do with Paul? Here Pauline scholar J. R. Daniel Kirk offers a fresh and timely engagement of the debated relationship between Paul's writings and the portrait of Jesus contained in the Gospels. He integrates the messages of Jesus and Paul both with one another and with the Old Testament, demonstrating the continuity that exists between these two foundational figures. After laying out the narrative contours of the Christian life, Kirk provides fresh perspective on challenging issues facing today's world, from environmental concerns to social justice to homosexuality.



Maps of Narrative Practice

Maps of Narrative Practice Author Michael White
ISBN-10 0393705161
Release 2007
Pages 304
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Michael White, one of the founders of narrative therapy, is back with his first major publication since the seminal Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends [LINK TO NON-DISCOUNT: http://www.wwnorton.com/npb/nppsych/700984.html or to DISCOUNT http://www.npbcatalog.com/nppsych/700984.html], which Norton published in 1990. Maps of Narrative Practice provides brand new practical and accessible accounts of the major areas of narrative practice that White has developed and taught over the years, so that readers may feel confident when utilizing this approach in their practices. The book covers each of the five main areas of narrative practice-re-authoring conversations, re-membering conversations, scaffolding conversations, definitional ceremony, externalizing conversations, and rite of passage maps-to provide readers with an explanation of the practical implications, for therapeutic growth, of these conversations. The book is filled with transcripts and commentary, skills training exercises for the reader, and charts that outline the conversations in diagrammatic form. Readers both well-versed in narrative therapy as well as those new to its concepts, will find this fresh statement of purpose and practice essential to their clinical work.



Narrative Inquiry

Narrative Inquiry Author Colette Daiute
ISBN-10 9781483324463
Release 2013-10-17
Pages 320
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Narrative Inquiry provides both a new theoretical orientation and a set of practical techniques that students and experienced researchers can use to conduct narrative research. Explaining the principles of what she terms “dynamic narrating,” author Colette Daiute provides an approach to narrative inquiry that builds on practices of daily life where we use storytelling to connect with other people, deal with social structures, make sense of surrounding events, and craft our own way of fitting in with various contexts. Throughout the book, Daiute illustrates and applies narrative inquiry with a wide variety of examples, practical activities, charts, suggestions for interpreting analyses, and tips on writing up results. Narrative Inquiry integrates cultural-historical activity, discourse theories (including critical discourse theory and conversation analysis), and interdisciplinary research on narrative as applied to a range of research projects in different cultural settings.



Superhero Synergies

Superhero Synergies Author James N. Gilmore
ISBN-10 9781442232129
Release 2014-03-06
Pages 264
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This collection of essays explores the developing relationship between superheroes and various forms of media, examining how the superhero genre, which was once limited primarily to a single medium (comic books/graphic novels) has been developed into video games, digital comics, films, Internet criticism, novelizations, television programs, the fanboy phenomenon, and many other forms of media.



Theories of the Mobile Internet

Theories of the Mobile Internet Author Andrew Herman
ISBN-10 9781317911111
Release 2014-11-27
Pages 272
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This volume proposes the mobile Internet is best understood as a socio-technical "assemblage" of objects, practices, symbolic representations, experiences and affects. Authors from a variety of disciplines discuss practices mediated through mobile communication, including current phone and tablet devices. The converging concepts of Materialities (ranging from the political economy of communication to physical devices) and Imaginaries (including cultural values, desires and perceptions) are touchstones for each of the chapters in the book.



A Storied Wilderness

A Storied Wilderness Author James W. Feldman
ISBN-10 9780295802978
Release 2011-07-01
Pages 320
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The Apostle Islands are a solitary place of natural beauty, with red sandstone cliffs, secluded beaches, and a rich and unique forest surrounded by the cold, blue waters of Lake Superior. But this seemingly pristine wilderness has been shaped and reshaped by humans. The people who lived and worked in the Apostles built homes, cleared fields, and cut timber in the island forests. The consequences of human choices made more than a century ago can still be read in today�s wild landscapes. A Storied Wilderness traces the complex history of human interaction with the Apostle Islands. In the 1930s, resource extraction made it seem like the islands� natural beauty had been lost forever. But as the island forests regenerated, the ways that people used and valued the islands changed - human and natural processes together led to the rewilding of the Apostles. In 1970, the Apostles were included in the national park system and ultimately designated as the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness. How should we understand and value wild places with human pasts? James Feldman argues convincingly that such places provide the opportunity to rethink the human place in nature. The Apostle Islands are an ideal setting for telling the national story of how we came to equate human activity with the loss of wilderness characteristics, when in reality all of our cherished wild places are the products of the complicated interactions between human and natural history. Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frECwkA6oHs



Narrative Psychology

Narrative Psychology Author Theodore R. Sarbin
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106007531376
Release 1986
Pages 303
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This book features essays by the major supporters of the narrative metaphor. They approach the subject from philosophical, religious, anthropological, and historical perspectives as well as from the psychological point of view. Psychologists, psychiatrists, and literary theorists will find the book provocative and a convenient reference source to the narrative approach.



Yufa A Practical Guide to Mandarin Chinese Grammar

Yufa  A Practical Guide to Mandarin Chinese Grammar Author Wen-Hua Teng
ISBN-10 9781444149586
Release 2013-11-26
Pages 368
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YUFA! A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MANDARIN CHINESE GRAMMAR is a student-friendly pedagogical grammar aimed at beginner to advanced-level learners and ideal for use in the classroom and as an invaluable reference for self-study.



Narrative Medicine

Narrative Medicine Author Lewis Mehl-Madrona
ISBN-10 9781591439509
Release 2007-06-11
Pages 336
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Seeks to restore the pivotal role of the patient’s own story in the healing process • Shows how conventional medicine tends to ignore the account of the patient • Presents case histories where disease is addressed and healed through the narrative process • Proposes a reinvention of medicine to include the indigenous healing methods that for thousands of years have drawn their effectiveness from telling and listening Modern medicine, with its high-tech and managed-care approach, has eliminated much of what constitutes the art of healing: those elements of doctoring that go beyond the medications prescribed. The typically brief office visit leaves little time for doctors to listen to their patients, though it is in these narratives that disease is both revealed and perpetuated--and can be released and treated. Lewis Mehl-Madrona’s Narrative Medicine examines the foundations of the indigenous use of story as a healing modality. Citing numerous case histories that demonstrate the profound power of narrative in healing, the author shows how when we learn to dialogue with disease, we come to understand the power of the “story” we tell about our illness and our possibilities for better health. He shows how this approach also includes examining our relationships to our extended community to find any underlying disharmony that may need healing. Mehl-Madrona points the way to a new model of medicine--a health care system that draws its effectiveness from listening to the healing wisdom of the past and also to the present-day voices of its patients.



The New Digital Storytelling Creating Narratives with New Media Revised and Updated Edition 2nd Edition

The New Digital Storytelling  Creating Narratives with New Media  Revised and Updated Edition  2nd Edition Author Bryan Alexander
ISBN-10 9781440849619
Release 2017-07-20
Pages 291
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Newly revised and updated, this is the essential guide to state-of-the-art digital storytelling for audiences, creators, and teachers. • Documents how digital storytelling has become an international movement, with vibrant communities of practice, ever-developing ideas, and growing appeal • Captures the full depth and breadth of the history and present of digital storytelling, while also offering practical tips for getting started making stories • Incorporates a plethora of digital technologies, from video to augmented reality, and mobile devices to virtual reality • Points out that digital storytelling has a variety of uses and encompasses a growing diversity of technologies, even as it becomes ever more accessible to everyday creators



Reamde

Reamde Author Neal Stephenson
ISBN-10 9780062101341
Release 2011-09-20
Pages 1056
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“Stephenson has a once-in-a-generation gift: he makes complex ideas clear, and he makes them funny, heartbreaking, and thrilling.” —Time The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Neal Stephenson is continually rocking the literary world with his brazen and brilliant fictional creations—whether he’s reimagining the past (The Baroque Cycle), inventing the future (Snow Crash), or both (Cryptonomicon). With Reamde, this visionary author whose mind-stretching fiction has been enthusiastically compared to the work of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Kurt Vonnegut, and David Foster Wallace—not to mention William Gibson and Michael Crichton—once again blazes new ground with a high-stakes thriller that will enthrall his loyal audience, science and science fiction, and espionage fiction fans equally. The breathtaking tale of a wealthy tech entrepreneur caught in the very real crossfire of his own online fantasy war game, Reamde is a new high—and a new world—for the remarkable Neal Stephenson.



Narrative Methods for Organizational Communication Research

Narrative Methods for Organizational   Communication Research Author David M Boje
ISBN-10 9781412931427
Release 2001-05-15
Pages 160
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`The book is a unique and excellent introduction to postmodern narrative analyses' - Organization Studies `[This book] should succeed in putting the metaphorical cat amongst just about every metaphorical pigeon that might imaginably take flight within the organization and communication research arenas. Story time will never be the same again, nor will interpretative research' - Stewart Clegg, University of Technology, Sydney `Timely and first rate. It nicely stretches a reader's thinking about the topic' - Thomas Lee, University of Washington, School of Business `David Boje is a pioneering theorist in organization studies and management... [His book] is yet another example of Boje's pioneering spirit and concern for exactitude. [His] scholarly account of narrative and antenarrative methods is both corrective and exploratory of how stories must be understood in terms of their own internal dynamics, and not viewed as static entities. Boje's book is a magnificent start... A book that breaks new ground in organizational analysis, this is a must-read for researchers and practitioners in the fields of organization and management studies' - Adrian Carr, University of Western Sydney `Boje masterfully shows how to analyze texts and ideas before they are reduced and fitted into the dominant ideological frameworks of the day. [He] provides a powerful tool for achieving greater democracy in how we approach doing social science... [and] liberates our capacity to make meanings for ourselves' - Paul Hirsch, Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management `This is an important book. It is a major methodological contribution to critical, postmodern studies of organizations and management. It is essential reading for critical management scholars' - Robert P. Gephart, Jr., University of Alberta School of Business `David Boje has emerged as the leading postmodern thinker in management theory and organization science. His prolific output lights the path for others to follow in a field awakening to the challenge of postmodern critical theory. Updating and revising narrative theory for the prevailing "postmodern condition," Boje masterfully reconstructs the concepts and methods of storytelling, as he subverts the dominant principles of modernist organization theory. He offers a subtle and complex notion of narrative... This impressive book should leave an indelible mark on management and organization studies' - Steven Best, University of Texas, El Paso An essential guide for academics and researchers needing to look at alternative discourse analysis strategies. As a research tool, narrative methods have become increasingly useful in organization studies, where much research involves the interpretation of 'stories' in some form. This methodology can be applied where qualitative story analyses can help to assess interview, newspaper or web document stories for research projects. In this book, Boje sets out eight analysis options that can deal with storytelling, recognizing that stories in organizations can be self-destructing, flowing, networking and not at all static. In so doing, he shows ways in which narrative methods can be supplemented by 'antenarrative' methods, where fragmented and collective storytelling can be interpreted. A valuable resource that will be widely used in organizational or communications research, for graduate level qualitative methods seminars and by researchers wanting to do story analysis. David Boje is Professor at the New Mexico State University. He is also on the editorial board of the journal Organization.



Storied Leadership

Storied Leadership Author Brian Jensen
ISBN-10 0986405108
Release 2015-02-01
Pages 200
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There is a pressing need for gifted and committed student leaders on our college campuses. However, to influence well requires more than leadership tools and techniques. A solid foundational perspective is necessary. Storied Leadership contends that assumptions held about the world are the ultimate foundation of one's perspective on leadership. The stories we believe and tell about the nature of reality hold up our perspectives on leadership and serve as a powerful shaping force. If this is true, then a more accurate story about reality will offer a more authentic paradigm for leadership. Distorted views of reality will always incite distortions in leadership. The biblical narrative, developed through the entirety of the scriptures, helps us to understand the nature of the world, who we are in the world, and where reality is heading. This storied perspective provides a solid groundwork from which to discover the particular call to leadership, what leadership is, and how we-as people in the story-ought to lead. Storied Leadership will take students on a journey of discovery through the scriptures, making clear along the way how this powerful story will transform the way live and lead on campus.