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By Elinor Ochs

ISBN-10: 0674004825

ISBN-13: 9780674004825

ISBN-10: 0674010108

ISBN-13: 9780674010109

This pathbreaking ebook appears at daily storytelling as a twofold phenomenon--a reaction to our hope for coherence, but in addition to our have to probe and recognize the enigmatic features of expertise. Letting us eavesdrop on dinner-table dialog, prayer, and gossip, Elinor Ochs and Lisa Capps enhance a fashion of figuring out the possible contradictory nature of daily narrative--as a style that isn't unavoidably homogeneous and as an job that's not continuously constant yet continuously serves our have to create selves and communities.

Focusing at the ways that narrative is co-constructed, and at the number of ethical stances embodied in dialog, the authors draw out the instructive inconsistencies of those collaborative narratives, whose contents and ordering are topic to dispute, flux, and discovery. In an eloquent final bankruptcy, written as Capps was once waging her ultimate conflict with melanoma, they flip to "unfinished narratives," these tales that would by no means have a understandable finish. With a hybrid perspective--part humanities, half social science--their e-book captures those complexities and fathoms the difficult and powerful narratives that reside inside and between us.

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