Storytelling Rights: The Uses of Oral and Written Texts by Urban Adolescentsby Amy Shuman
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.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate Culture Series, #11
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- 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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