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From 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 Details

ISBN: 9780816624904
ISBN-10: 0816624909
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Pages: 424
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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