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Making Stories: Law, Literature, Life
     

Making Stories: Law, Literature, Life

by Jerome Bruner
 

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ISBN-10: 067401099X

ISBN-13: 9780674010994

Pub. Date: 04/30/2003

Publisher: Harvard

Stories 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, the eminent psychologist Jerome Bruner examines this pervasive human habit and suggests new and deeper ways to think

Overview

Stories 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, the eminent 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 case.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674010994
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
04/30/2003
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
903,225
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. The Uses of the Story

2. The Legal and the Literary

3. The Narrative Creation of Self

4. So Why Narrative?

Notes

Index

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