Law, Literature, Life
By (author) Jerome S. Bruner
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Making Stories by Jerome S. Bruner
Book DescriptionStories pervade our daily lives, from human interest news items, to a business strategy described to a colleague, to daydreams between chores. Stories are what we use to make sense of the world. But how does this work? In "Making Stories", psychologist Jerome Bruner examines this pervasive human habit and suggests new and deeper ways to think about how we use stories to make sense of lives and the great moral and psychological problems that animate them. Looking at legal cases and autobiography as well as literature, Bruner warns us not to be seduced by overly tidy stories and shows how doubt and double meaning can lie beneath the most seemingly simple cases.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674010994
(210mm x 140mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jerome S. Bruner
Making Sense, Paperback (August 2011)
'Making Sense' outlines how the growing child comes to understand the world, make sense of experience and become a competent social individual.
Law, Culture, and Ritual, Paperback (January 2007)
Disputing systems are products of the societies in which they operate. This title examines the cultural contexts of legal institutions, and presents several case studies to demonstrate that the processes used for resolving disputes have a cultural origin and impact.
In Search of Pedagogy, Paperback (March 2006)» View all books by Jerome S. Bruner
Presents a selection of Psychologist Jerome Bruner's important essays about education from 1979-2006. Jerome Bruner served on the President's Science Advisory Committee during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He was involved in a variety of educational enterprises, including the founding of Head Start, of which he was a major architect.
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Author Biography - Jerome S. Bruner
Jerome Bruner is University Professor at New York University and the author of many books, including Acts of Meaning; On Knowing; The Process of Education; and Toward a Theory of Instruction (all published by Harvard).
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