Narrative The Basics

Providing an up-to-date and accessible overview of the essentials of narrative theory, Narrative: The Basics guides the reader through the major approaches to the study of narrative, using contemporary examples from a wide range of ...

Author: Bronwen Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317541196

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Providing an up-to-date and accessible overview of the essentials of narrative theory, Narrative: The Basics guides the reader through the major approaches to the study of narrative, using contemporary examples from a wide range of narrative forms to answer key questions including: What is narrative? What are the "universals" of narrative? What is the relationship between narrative and ideology? Does the reader have a role in narrative? Has the digital age brought radically new forms of narrative? Each chapter introduces key theoretical terms, providing thinking points and suggestions for further study. With an emphasis on applying theory to example studies, it is an ideal introduction to the current study of narrative.

Semiotics The Basics

Narratives helpto makethe strangefamiliar. Theyprovidestructure,
predictabilityand coherence.Inthis respect they are similar to schemasforfamiliar
events ineveryday life. Turning experienceinto narratives seemsto bea
fundamental ...

Author: Daniel Chandler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134501861

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Using jargon-free language and lively, up-to-date examples, Semiotics: The Basics demystifies this highly interdisciplinary subject. Along the way, the reader will find out: * what is a sign? * which codes do we take for granted? * what is a text? * how can semiotics be used in textual analysis? * who were Saussure, Peirce, Barthes and Jakobson - and why are they important? Features include a glossary of key terms and realistic suggestions for further reading. There is also a highly-developed and long-established online version of the book at:

Literary Theory The Basics

Bremond suggests as the basis for a general model of narrative the logical
possibilities that any narrative will have. We should distinguish three stages:
virtuality, actualization, and realization, which roughly mean the possibility of
action, the ...

Author: Hans Bertens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135052973

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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This third edition of Hans Bertens’ bestselling book is an essential guide to the often confusing and complicated world of literary theory. Exploring a broad range of topics from Marxist and feminist criticism to postmodernism and new historicism Literary Theory: The Basics covers contemporary topics including: reception theory and reader response theory the new criticism of postmodernism the ‘after theory’ debate post-humanism, biopolitics and animal studies aesthetics Literary Theory: The Basics helps readers to approach the many theories and debates in this field with confidence. Now with updated case studies and further reading this is an essential purchase for anyone who strives to understand literary theory today.

Basics Creative Photography 02 Context and Narrative

... 75–6, 77 Short, Maria 40, 66, 126, 127–8, 129 signs 120, 121–41 Silva, Joao
132 Simon, Taryn 154, 155 Sinclair, Jamie 86, 87 single image narratives 108,
109–13 Slyesarenko, Olena 48–9 social commentary 14, 15 social contexts 33,
36, ...

Author: Maria Short

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9782940447121

Category: Photography

Page: 184

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Throughout this book, Maria Short guides you through the ideas and methods behind creating meaningful, communicative images. With case studies and dozens of examples from some of the world's most engaging photographers, this is a beautiful introduction to a fascinating aspect of photography. Featured topics: The function of photographs; What is narrative?; Choosing your subject; Concept; Intention and interpretation; The single image; Series of photographs; Signs and symbols; Using text; The response of the audience. Featured photographers: Berenice Abbott; Eve Arnold; Tina Barney; Robert Capa; Henri Cartier-Bresson; Jill Cole; Gregory Crewdson; Paul Fusco; Stuart Griffiths; Britta Jaschinski; Seba Kurtis; Jem Southam; Tom Stoddart; Newsha Tavakolian and Weegee.

Social Work The Basics

THE SOCIAL WORK STORY Storytelling is fundamental to human society and
gives rise to the notion of narrative to describe the way we make sense of our
personal and social histories. We develop narratives to give meaning to our
histories, ...

Author: Mark Doel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136290299

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Social Work: The Basics is an insightful introduction to the often misrepresented world of social work. This accessible book presents a broad view of contemporary social work, exploring its roots and its possible future. It dispels myths surrounding social work, addresses media debates, and offers a balanced account of what social workers do. The book argues for a social work that is partisan in support of social justice. Questions covered include: How did social work arise? How and why do people come into contact with social workers? What are the true aims of social work - to help or to control? What is the relationship between social work and social policy? How and why do people become social workers? What’s it like to be a social worker? Can social work cross borders? Drawing examples from the full range of social work practice, this book is valuable reading for all individuals interested in the field of social work. It will provide a helpful introduction for students considering a career in social work, those beginning social work courses, and other professionals whose work brings them into contact with social workers and who want to find out more about what social work is.

Author: Iris Mendelovich


ISBN: OCLC:1223271193

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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Judaism The Basics

The narrative in Genesis 1–3 of what God did and does in creating the world
rather than the proposition that God is creator of the world best conveys
Judaism's medium for stating its convictions about God as creator of all things. So
, too, when ...

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134144105

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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The oldest of the world’s major faiths, Judaism as practiced today represents a tradition that goes back nearly 6,000 years. Accessible and wide-ranging, Judaism: The Basics is a must-have resource covering the stories, beliefs and expressions of that tradition. Key topics covered include: the Torah Israel – the state and its people Passover Reform Judaism, Orthodox Judaism and Zionism the impact of the Holocaust. With a glossary of terms and extensive suggestions for further reading, Judaism: The Basics is an essential guide through the rich intricacies of the Jewish faith and people.

Unlearning the Basics

The “one” whose annihilation is threatened by the vicissitudes of life is essentially
a narrative character, which only exists in thought. Still, nothing could feel more
real than this narrative character. When we identify ourselves as it, that character

Author: Rishi Sativihari

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861715725

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 145

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Unlearning the Basics challenges many of our commonsense understandings and offers a new way of seeing. Grounded in the Buddhist tradition yet completely free from the formulas of traditional presentations, this book examines concepts of love and grasping, as well as what happens when the need for love meets "the great unfixables". Also covered are how impermanence, vulnerability, and pain feed the "evolution of character", personal agency, and the necessity of experiential training in new ways of using the mind — and of returning to our true home and finding new ways to flourish.

Documentation Basics

Chapter Three Documentation Formats Mia L. Erickson , PT , EDD , ATC , CHT
CHAPTER OBJECTIVES NARRATIVE After reading this chapter , the student will
be able to : In narrative documentation , the clinician describes the 1. List 4 types

Author: Mia L. Erickson

Publisher: SLACK Incorporated

ISBN: 1556426739

Category: Medical

Page: 153

View: 532


Complete and accurate documentation is one of the most important skills for a physical therapist assistant to develop and use effectively. Necessary for both students and clinicians, Documentation Basics: A Guide for the Physical Therapist Assistant will teach and explain physical therapy documentation from A to Z. Documentation Basics: A Guide for the Physical Therapist Assistant covers all of the fundamentals for prospective physical therapist assistants preparing to work in the clinic or clinicians looking to refine and update their skills. Mia Erickson and Becky McKnight have also integrated throughout the text the APTA's Guide to PT Practice to provide up-to-date information on the topics integral for proper documentation. What's Inside: Overview of documentation Types of documentation Guidelines for documenting Overview of the PTA's role in patient/client management, from the patient's point of entry to discharge How to write progress notes How to use the PT's initial examinations, evaluations, and plan of care when writing progress notes Legal matters related to documentation Reimbursement basics and documentation requirements The text also contains a section titled "SOAP Notes Across the Curriculum," or SNAC. This section provides sample scenarios and practice opportunities for PTA students that can be used in a variety of courses throughout a PTA program. These include: Goniometry Range of motion exercises Wound care Stroke Spinal cord injury Amputation Enter the physical therapy profession confidently with Documentation Basics: A Guide for the Physical Therapist Assistant by your side.

The Moral of the Story

man is acting out determines his actions more than the verbally stated rule he is
following. To adequately analyze moral behavior, one must pay attention to the ...

Author: John H. Lockwood

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581120389

Category: Education

Page: 120

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The problem this project attempts to solve is to develop a workable moral education in light of the clash between religious forms of moral education and U.S. Supreme Court decisions concerning them. The concept of story and storytelling has been suggested as a unifying focus for disparate prescriptions for moral education. Several recent approaches to moral storytelling have been proposed. The approaches of William Bennett, Nel Noddings, and Herbert Kohl are among those which have attempted to combine moral education and storytelling within the last decade. Bennett is identified with other theorists whose primary concern is the moral content of a story. Noddings is identified as a process theorist, whose primary concern is the process of moral storytelling, not the content. Kohl is identified as a reflection theorist, whose approach challenges tradition in the hope of creating a more moral society. Each one of these three approaches attempts to provide a comprehensive program of moral education, but they fall short of that goal. The purpose of this project, then, is to construct a storytelling moral education program that improves upon earlier approaches. Using the three levels of moral thinking posited by R.M. Hare, a three-level approach to moral storytelling is proposed. The intuitive, critical, and meta-ethical levels of moral thinking that Hare refers to are used to frame a new, three-level, approach to moral storytelling. The three-level approach combines content, process, and reflection into a unified prescription for moral education. Thus, a more comprehensive plan for moral education through storytelling is developed, one that respects traditional forms of moral education while remaining within the parameters set by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Theatre Studies The Basics

Most historians now recognise that their own value systems inform their historical
narratives. ... material by constructing a narrative out of it, it is worth noting that
this narrative will be created in words – that is how the meaning is drawn out.

Author: Robert Leach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135021061

Category: Drama

Page: 212

View: 432


Now in a second edition, Theatre Studies: The Basics is a fully updated guide to the wonderful world of theatre. The practical and theoretical dimensions of theatre – from acting to audience – are woven together throughout to provide an integrated introduction to the study of drama, theatre and performance. Topics covered include: dramatic genres, from tragedy to political documentary theories of performance the history of the theatre in the West acting, directing and scenography With a glossary, chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading throughout, Theatre Studies: the Basics remains the ideal starting point for anyone new to the subject.

Poetics and Interpretation of Biblical Narrative

There are narrative sections in the prophetic books , and there is even some
narrative poetry , such as Jud 5 and Ps 105 . It follows , then , that if we are to
understand the biblical text , we must understand the basics of biblical narrative
— its ...

Author: Adele Berlin

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 1575060027

Category: Bible as literature.

Page: 180

View: 343


Poetics, the 'science' of literature, makes us aware of how texts achieve their meaning. Poetics aids interpretation. If we know how texts mean, we are in a better position to discover what a particular text means. This is a book that offers fundamental guidelines for the sensitive reading and understanding of biblical stories.

Game Writing

The book carefully explains the foundations of the craft of game writing, detailing all aspects of the process from the basics of narrative to guiding the player and the challenges of nonlinear storytelling.

Author: Chris Bateman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501348976

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 456

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As the videogame industry has grown up, the need for better stories and characters has dramatically increased, yet traditional screenwriting techniques alone cannot equip writers for the unique challenges of writing stories where the actions and decisions of a diverse range of players are at the centre of every narrative experience. Game Writing: Narrative Skills for Videogames was the first book to demystify the emerging field of game writing by identifying and explaining the skills required for creating videogame narrative. Through the insights and experiences of professional game writers, this revised edition captures a snapshot of the narrative skills employed in today's game industry and presents them as practical articles accompanied by exercises for developing the skills discussed. The book carefully explains the foundations of the craft of game writing, detailing all aspects of the process from the basics of narrative to guiding the player and the challenges of nonlinear storytelling. Throughout the book there is a strong emphasis on the skills developers and publishers expect game writers to know. This second edition brings the material up to date and adds four new chapters covering MMOs, script formats, narrative design for urban games, and new ways to think about videogame narrative as an art form. Suitable for both beginners and experienced writers, Game Writing is the essential guide to all the techniques of game writing. There's no better starting point for someone wishing to get into this exciting field, whether they are new game writers wishing to hone their skills, or screenwriters hoping to transfer their skills to the games industry.

Literacy Crises and Reading Policies

This narrative stressed basic skills of literacyand numeracy controlled by market
mechanisms. Aswe shall see,themedia debate which developedin the early
1990shelped to ensure thatthis narrative would become imbeddedinthe
subsequent ...

Author: Janet Soler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134305230

Category: Education

Page: 232

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This widely researched comparative study addresses the critical issue of literacy crises around the world and questions their wider sociological and educational impact. The recurring literacy crises in England and English speaking countries such as the US and New Zealand are linked to wider issues of educational standards, concepts of teacher professionalism, debates over curriculum content and the whole purpose of schooling, in order for us to obtain a deeper understanding of specific national contexts and the political pressures involved. The authors' comparative approach enables them to uniquely demonstrate how literacy crises in one country can actually stimulate and shape literacy crises in another, as well as illustrating that these crises frequently share common features across time and geographical boundaries. Rather than championing any 'one best' method of teaching reading, central questions are addressed and discussed, which will make this ground-breaking book essential reading for policy makers, teachers and students in literacy and education studies.

The Handbook of Creative Writing

Scriptwriters create the interest and attention of an audience mainly through
narrative. ... The basics An exercise that establishes the basics is to give a group
five minutes to write a simple story or anecdote (no dialogue or descriptions and
no ...

Author: Steven Earnshaw

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748689774

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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In this new edition 54 chapters cover the central pillars of writing creatively: the theories behind the creativity, the techniques and writing as a commercial enterprise. With contributions from over 50 poets, novelists, dramatists, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and scholars, this is the essential guide to writing and getting published. DT A 3-in-1 text with outstanding breadth of coverage on the theories, the craft & the business of creative writing DT Includes practical advice on getting published & making money from your writing New for this edition: DT Chapters on popular topics such as 'self-publishing and the rise of the indie author', 'social media', 'flash fiction', 'song lyrics', 'creative-critical hybrids' and 'collaboration in the theatre' DT New and updated exercises to help you practice your writing DT Up-to-date information on teaching, copyright, writing for the web & earning a living as a writer DT Updated Glossary of Terms

Basics Film Making 04 The Language of Film

As short films tend to be character driven, it is the characters that progress the
narrative. As a general rule, short films don't tend to leap around between
locations and Cheap Beans is no exception. It has two locations and the
characters exist ...

Author: Robert Edgar-Hunt

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 9782940411276

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 636


By incorporating a `working with ethics' section and cover stamp on all our titles, AVA Publishing aims to help a new generation of students, educators and practitioners find a methodology for structuring their thoughts and reflections in this vital area. --Book Jacket.

Narrative and History

It follows from what I have just said that the basic assumption behind the book is
that history is a form of narrative written ... Professional historians are generally
well aware of the construction of historical explanations – especially the basics of

Author: Alun Munslow

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137019431

Category: History

Page: 208

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Based on the assumption that reality, reference and representation work together, Narrative and History explains and illustrates the various ways in which historians write the past as history. For the fist time, the full range of leading narrative theorists such as Paul Ricoeur, Hayden White, Frank Ankersmit, Seymour Chatman and Gérard Genette have been brought together to explain the narrative-making choices all author-historians make when creating historical explanations. Narrative and History: - considers the range of author-historian decisions through key concepts such as epistemological and aesthetic choice, ethics and ideology, emplotment and argument - defines and illustrates the functions of narrating and narration, authorial voice, characterisation and the timing of the text - explores in detail the consequences for truth, objectivity, meaning, the role of experimental history, and history representation beyond the textual in film, TV, public history, performance and digitization. Combining theory with practice, Alun Munslow expands the boundaries of the discipline and charts a new role for unconventional historical forms and modes of expression.

Narrative and Experience in Multicultural Education

The curriculum: What are the basics and are we teaching them? In J. Kincheloe &
S. Steinberg (Eds.), Thirteen questions: Reframing education's conversation (Part
1, pp. 15–23). New York: Peter Lang. Lewis, M. (1996). Power and education: ...

Author: JoAnn Phillion

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452237787

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 624


Narrative and Experience in Multicultural Education explores the untapped potential that narrative and experiential approaches have for understanding multicultural issues in education. The research featured in the book reflects an exciting new way of thinking about human experience. The studies focus on the lives of students, teachers, parents, and communities, highlighting experiences seldom discussed in the literature. Most importantly, the work emphasizes the understanding of experience and transforming this understanding into social and educational significance.

Broadcast Basics

Perhaps you begin your package with sound rather than reporter narrative. The
sound may be a revealing bite that grabs the viewer's attention or natural sound
that sets up the narrative. You might include natural sound breaks that allow the ...

Author: Yvonne Cappé

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 9781933338149

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 99

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This book teaches beginning broadcast journalists the basics of researching, writing, and filming news. Topics covered include : finding news ; storytelling ; interviewing important people ; uncovering the truth ; writing all the parts of a news broadcast ; assembling a news package ; video sequencing ; camera usage ; editing ... and much more! --from back cover.

The Bible The Basics

Historical reconstruction of the events and social rea- lities underlying the biblical
narrative requires the ability to date the various biblical books; and that in turn
throws up the possibility that some of the books are composite, with an origin in ...

Author: John Barton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135280796

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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The Bible: The Basics is a compelling introduction to the Bible as both a sacred text, central to the faith of millions, and a classic work of Western literature, containing a tapestry of genres, voices, perspectives and images. This masterly guide skilfully addresses both aspects of the Bible’s character by exploring: the rich variety of literary forms, from poetry to prophecy and epistles to apocalypses the historical, geographic and social context of the Bible contemporary attitudes to the Bible held by believers and non-believers the status of biblical interpretation today Including maps, a chronology and detailed suggestions for further reading, this is an ideal starting point for people of any faith or none who are studying the Bible in any setting or simply want to know more about the best-selling book of all time.