Stories of Change: Narrative and Social Movements / Edition 1 by Joseph E. Davis | 9780791451922 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Stories of Change: Narrative and Social Movements / Edition 1

Stories of Change: Narrative and Social Movements / Edition 1

by Joseph E. Davis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791451925

ISBN-13: 9780791451922

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Despite the amount of storytelling in social movements, little attention has been paid to narrative as a form of movement discourse or as a mode of social interaction. Stories of Change is a systematic study of narrative as well as a demonstration of the power of narrative analysis to illuminate many features of contemporary social movements. Davis includes a wide

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Despite the amount of storytelling in social movements, little attention has been paid to narrative as a form of movement discourse or as a mode of social interaction. Stories of Change is a systematic study of narrative as well as a demonstration of the power of narrative analysis to illuminate many features of contemporary social movements. Davis includes a wide array of stories of change—stories of having been harmed or wronged, stories of conflict with unjust authorities, stories of liberation and empowerment, and stories of strategic success and failure. By showing how these stories are a powerful vehicle for producing, regulating, and diffusing shared meaning, the contributors explore movement stories, their functions, and the conditions under which they are created and performed. They show how narrative study can illuminate social movement emergence, recruitment, internal dynamics, and identity building.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791451922
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Part One: Narrative and the Sociology of Social Movements

1. Narrative and Social Movements: The Power of Stories
Joseph E. Davis

2. Plotting Protest: Mobilizing Stories in the 1960 Student Sit-Ins
Francesca Polletta

3. Controlling Narratives and Narratives as Control within Social Movements
Robert D. Benford

Part Two: Analysis of Narrative in Social Movements

4. "Getting Our Histories Straight": Culture, Narrative, and Identity in the Self-Help Movement
John Steadman Rice

5. Moving Toward the Light: Self, Other, and the Politics of Experience in New Age Narratives
Michael F. Brown

6. Fundamentalism: When History Goes Awry
Joshua J. Yates and James Davison Hunter

7. Drug Court Stories: Transforming American Jurisprudence
James L. Nolan Jr.

8. Compassion on Trial: Movement Narrative in a Court Conflict over Physician Assisted Suicide
Jeffery D. Tatum

9. Movement Advocates as Battered Women's Storytellers: From Varied Experiences, One Message
Bess Rothenberg

Part Three: Conclusion

10. The Storied Group: Social Movements as "Bundles of Narratives"
Gary Alan Fine

Bibliography

Contributors

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