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Memory, Identity, Community: The Idea of Narrative in the Human Sciences

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An anthology of 15 articles arguing the importance of narrative as an organizing principle which, with its humanistic language and approach, can accommodate many fields of human inquiry such as philosophy, law, religion, or environmental studies. The discussions examine narrative in relation to memory, identity of self and in art, and as a part of communities and their political debates which encompasses postmodern environmental ethics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I Memory 1
1 Narrative and the Real World: An Argument for Continuity 7
2 The Narrative Quality of Experience 26
3 "History with the Politics Left Out" 51
4 Storytelling in Criminal Trials: A Model of Social Judgment 72
5 Human Evolution as Narrative 104
Pt. II Identity 119
6 The Language of the Self 125
7 Art, Narrative, and Human Nature 143
8 Narratives of the Self 161
9 The Genesis of Chronic Illness: Narrative Reconstruction 185
10 Empowering Women: Self, Autonomy, and Responsibility 213
Pt. III Community 235
11 The Virtues, the Unity of a Human Life, and the Concept of a Tradition 241
12 Ethnography as Narrative 264
13 Storytelling and Political Theory 281
14 Narration, Reason, and Community 307
15 Postmodern Environmental Ethics: Ethics as Bioregional Narrative 328
Bibliography 351
Contributors 379
Index 383
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