Getting a Life
Everyday Uses of Autobiography
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Getting a Life by Sidonie Smith
Book DescriptionFrom resumes to personal ads, from talk shows to self-help groups, autobiographical storytelling has become a central theme of American culture. Visual media offer possible lives through soap operas, talk shows, and "lifestyle programming", and newspapers and magazines frame their stories as "personality profiles". This text explores a variety of occasions during which people consume personal narratives. This collection aims to expand our understanding of how we negotiate and commodify identity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816624904
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sidonie Smith
Human Rights and Narrated Lives, Hardback (September 2004)» View all books by Sidonie Smith
Personal narratives have become one of the most potent vehicles for advancing human rights claims across the world. This text explores what happens when autobiographical narratives are produced, received and circulated in the field of human rights. Author Schaffer from University of Adelaide, SA.
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