Storytelling Rights: The Uses of Oral and Written Texts by Urban Adolescents

Storytelling Rights: The Uses of Oral and Written Texts by Urban Adolescents

by Amy Shuman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521030048

ISBN-13: 9780521030045

Pub. Date: 07/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Based on intensive fieldwork in an urban American junior high school, this original study explores the relationship between oral and written texts in everyday life by analyzing tellings and retellings of local events, diaries, writings and discussions.

Overview

Based on intensive fieldwork in an urban American junior high school, this original study explores the relationship between oral and written texts in everyday life by analyzing tellings and retellings of local events, diaries, writings and discussions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521030045
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate Culture Series, #11
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Fight stories: what counts is the recounting; 2. Storyability and tellability; 3. Collaborative uses of literacy in the adolescent community; 4. Retellings; 5. Varieties of contextuality; 6. Familiarity and distance: toward a theory of oral and written personal narration; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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