Liberating Scholarly Writing: The Power of Personal Narrative / Edition 1

Liberating Scholarly Writing: The Power of Personal Narrative / Edition 1

by Robert Nash
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807745251

ISBN-13: 9780807745250

Pub. Date: 11/14/2004

Publisher: Teachers College Press

In this provocative volume, Robert Nash argues for the validity of an exciting, alternative approach to doing scholarly writing that he calls the "scholarly personal narrative" (SPN).

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In this provocative volume, Robert Nash argues for the validity of an exciting, alternative approach to doing scholarly writing that he calls the "scholarly personal narrative" (SPN).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807745250
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
11/14/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsix
1Personal Narrative Writing Matters1
A Brief Interlude: Richard Rorty-A Philosopher on a Mission10
A Personal Confession12
In Conclusion21
2What Is Scholarly Personal Narrative Writing?23
Your Own Life Signifies23
Hearing the Sound of Your Own Voice24
Memoirs, Personal Narrative Essays, and Autobiographies27
Just How Personal Does SPN Writing Have to Be?30
But Where's the "Truth" in All of This?: A Quick Primer on Postmodernism32
But Where's the Scholarship?42
Scholarship from a More Personal Angle: To Be a Scholar Is to Be a Lover46
A Closing Reflection: Ruth Behar-My Ideal Scholar48
3Tentative Guidelines for Writing Scholarly Personal Narratives52
The Three Most Common Fears of Writing Personal Narratives52
Ten Tentative Guidelines for Writing SPNs56
A Closing Reflection: Jane Tompkins-An SPN Writer Extraordinaire70
4Narratives of Transition and Self-Empowerment75
Confronting the Chasm75
Kelly: "A Personal Account of One Athletic Trainer's Journey through the Lessons of Life, Learning, and Teaching"76
David: "Embracing Human Suffering-Toward an Emotional Pedagogy"81
Joe: "A Lost Season-The Nature, Culture, and Prevention of Athletic Team Hazing"85
Pamela: "Living a Life Beyond Fear-A Narrative Exploration of College Career Counseling and Student Affairs Professional Preparation"90
Conclusion: Transition and Self-Empowerment96
5Narratives of Authenticity and Connection99
We Profess Who We Are by the Way We Live Our Lives99
Dave: "Who Am I and What Am I Doing Here?-Postmodern Education that Supports Identity in a 'Normal' World"101
Patti: "Composing a Pedagogy of Mattering-A Scholarly Personal Narrative on What It Means to Matter in Education"107
Doug: "Reconciling the Life of the Spirit with the Life of an Educational Leader-A Personal Account of 25 Years of Policy Work in the Vermont Department of Education"112
Lou: "Preparing Holistic Educational Leaders through the Use of Instructional Narrative-A Personal Account of One Principal's Leadership Persona"119
Conclusion: Authenticity and Connection126
Epilogue128
6Writing Ourselves as Educators and Scholars: Controversies and Challenges130
Passion, Resilience, and Faith130
Ethics: Do We Own Our Own Lives?131
Truth: Are Facts the Same as Truth?136
Politics: Why Do Certain Discourses Get Privileged in the Academy?141
Writing Is Writing: Starting, Sustaining, and Finishing156
Notes161
Bibliography167
Recommended Books on Writing171
Index173
About the Author179

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