Creating Lives in Everyday Storytelling
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Living Narrative by Elinor Ochs
Book DescriptionFocusing on the ways in which narrative is co-constructed, and on the variety of moral stances embodied in conversation, the authors draw out the instructive inconsistencies of these collaborative narratives, whose contents and ordering are subject to dispute, flux, and discovery. In an eloquent last chapter, written as Capps was waging her final battle with cancer, they turn to "unfinished narratives," those stories that will never have a comprehensible end.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674010109
(229mm x 146mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Elinor Ochs
Handbook of Language Socialization, Paperback (December 2013)
Documenting how in the course of acquiring language children become speakers and members of communities, The Handbook of Language Socialization is a unique reference work for an emerging and fast-moving field.
Fast-Forward Family, Paperback (March 2013)
Provides a glimpse into modern-day American families. This title focuses on a variety of issues that face American families: the differing stress levels among parents; the problem of excessive clutter in the American home; the importance (and decline) of the family meal; the vanishing boundaries that once separated work and home life; and more.
Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century, Hardback (July 2012)
Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century cross-cuts the ranks of important books on social history, consumerism, contemporary culture, the meaning of material culture, domestic architecture, and household ethnoarchaeology.
Constructing Panic, Paperback (August 1997)» View all books by Elinor Ochs
An analysis of one patient's experience of agoraphobia. Combining psychology and linguistics, this book proposes a view of agoraphobia as a communicative disorder, arguing that for all its frustrations, language is a potent instrument and the primary medium for symbolizing constructions of reality.
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Author Biography - Elinor Ochs
Elinor Ochs is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Lisa Capps was Assistant Professor of Psychology at Berkeley.
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