Narratives of Political Change
By (author) Professor Molly Andrews
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Shaping History by Professor Molly Andrews
Book DescriptionFeaturing extraordinary personal accounts, this book provides a unique window through which to examine some of the great political changes of our time, and reveals both the potential and the challenge of narrating the political world. Molly Andrews' novel analysis of the relationship between history and biography presents in-depth case studies of four different countries, offers insights into controversial issues such as the explosion of patriotism in post -9/11 USA; East Germans' ambivalent reactions to the fall of the Berlin Wall; the pressures on victims to tell certain kinds of stories while testifying before South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission; and the lifelong commitment to fight for social justice in England. Each of the case studies explores the implicit political worldviews which individuals impart through the stories they tell about their lives, as well as the wider social and political context which makes some stories more 'tell-able' than others.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521604697
(228mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Molly Andrews
What is Narrative Research?, Hardback (November 2014)
This pioneering text will present cutting-edge readings of the social sciences through the lens of narrative research.
Lines of Narrative, Paperback (August 2014)
This volume brilliantly advances our understanding of the use of narrative in the social sciences. It brings together contemporary work on narrative theory and methods and presents a fascinating range of case-studies, from Princess Diana's Panorama interview to the memoirs of the wives of US nuclear scientists.
Narrative Imagination and Everyday Life, Hardback (January 2014)
Combining scholarship with personal experience, Narrative Imagination and Everyday Life uses examples ranging from Barack Obama's talent for storytelling to the experiences of students from London's East End to examine how story and imagination inform our ideas about education, politics, aging, and doing research.
Doing Narrative Research, Paperback (July 2013)» View all books by Professor Molly Andrews
Acting as a practical and theoretical guide to doing narrative research, this book considers issues such as reflexivity, interpretation and the research context, helping readers to gain a well-rounded view of narrative methods research
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Author Biography - Professor Molly Andrews
Molly Andrews is a Reader in the School of Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies and Co-director of the Centre for Narrative Research at the University of East London.
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