Methodology Of The Heart / Edition 1

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A Methodology of the Heart presents a procession of situational compositions confronting matters such as family relationships, student-teacher communications, and university life. This book depicts the emotional battle for understanding and honesty within the conventional boundaries of higher education. Pelias introduces such subjects as autoethnography, autobiography, personal narrative, memoir, creative nonfiction, and performative writing. This book is an addition for all academic readers of autoethnographic or communications works as well as to the general reader attracted to daily life in higher education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759105959
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: Ethnographic Alternatives Series , #15
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald J. Pelias is a professor of speech communication at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is the author of Writing Performance: Poeticizing the Researcher's Body and Performance Studies: The Interpretation of Aesthetic Texts.

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Table of Contents

1 The heart's introduction 1
2 A personal ecology 16
3 The body's complaint 23
4 Speech and the body's presence 28
5 Mirror mirror 39
6 Remembering Vietnam 46
7 For father and son : an ethnodrama with no catharsis 60
8 The poet's self : making someone 71
9 Dialogues of friends and lovers : a poetic analysis 80
10 Always dying : living between Da and Fort 94
11 The academic : an ethnographic case study 103
12 The critical life 111
13 Playing the field 122
14 Making lists : life at the university 130
15 The academic tourist : a critical autoethnography 146
16 Schooling in classroom politics 151
17 What the heart learns 162
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