Stories Make the World

Stories Make the World The storyteller Laura Simms once asked a fourth-grade
class, “What would the world be like if there were no stories?” Immediately, a girl
raised her hand. “If there were no stories,” she said, “there would be no world.

Author: Stephen Most

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785335754

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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Since the beginning of human history, stories have helped people make sense of their lives and their world. Today, an understanding of storytelling is invaluable as we seek to orient ourselves within a flood of raw information and an unprecedented variety of supposedly true accounts. In Stories Make the World, award-winning screenwriter Stephen Most offers a captivating, refreshingly heartfelt exploration of how documentary filmmakers and other storytellers come to understand their subjects and cast light on the world through their art. Drawing on the author's decades of experience behind the scenes of television and film documentaries, this is an indispensable account of the principles and paradoxes that attend the quest to represent reality truthfully.

Stories That Make the World

A story in the garden , Tom Yellowtail , June 1993 . entered with great respect
and responsibility . They should never be taken lightly . For the words of the
stories make the world . This understanding is consistently expressed in the oral

Author: Rodney Frey

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806131314

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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By using verse form and visual clues indicating pauses, intonations, and gestures, anthropologist Rodney Frey permits readers to hear the oral literature of narrators from the Coeur d’Alene, Crow, Klikitat, Kootenai, Nez Perce, Sanpoil, and Wasco people today in Washington, northern Idaho, and Montana. He places each of the twenty-three narratives in its larger cultural, literary, and expressive context, making this anthology an important resource both for American Indian people and for non-Native scholars and general readers. A glossary and a lesson-plan appendix facilitate the book’s use in both secondary and college-level courses.

The World Is Made of Stories

We unconsciously act out the heroic story in our dealings with the world by
conquering adversaries, actualizing personal potential, and practicing self-
reliance. Shaun McNiff If the self is made of stories, they are not a function of the
self but ...

Author: David Loy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861716159

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 116

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Drawing on the idea of "generative emptiness," which Buddhists believe makes up all forms, the author posits that the stories humans tell become the very building blocks of our experience and of the universe itself. Original.

Letting Stories Breathe

Lewis Hyde, Trickster Makes This World Tricksters help to understand the
fundamental question, why do people need stories as companions?1 Reading
Lewis Hyde convinced me that tricksters are more than just another character
type that ...

Author: Arthur W. Frank

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226260143

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Stories accompany us through life from birth to death. But they do not merely entertain, inform, or distress us—they show us what counts as right or wrong and teach us who we are and who we can imagine being. Stories connect people, but they can also disconnect, creating boundaries between people and justifying violence. In Letting Stories Breathe, Arthur W. Frank grapples with this fundamental aspect of our lives, offering both a theory of how stories shape us and a useful method for analyzing them. Along the way he also tells stories: from folktales to research interviews to remembrances. Frank’s unique approach uses literary concepts to ask social scientific questions: how do stories make life good and when do they endanger it? Going beyond theory, he presents a thorough introduction to dialogical narrative analysis, analyzing modes of interpretation, providing specific questions to start analysis, and describing different forms analysis can take. Building on his renowned work exploring the relationship between narrative and illness, Letting Stories Breathe expands Frank’s horizons further, offering a compelling perspective on how stories affect human lives.

Teaching Green The Elementary Years

Harcourt Children's Books . 1997. This simple but wonderful picture book
reminds us that whoever and wherever we are , we are all part of the same world
. Hoose , Philip . It's Our World Too ! Stories of Young People Who Are Making a ...

Author: Tim Grant

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865715343

Category: Education

Page: 256

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A complete resource for teaching green to young people from kindergarten through grade five.


This book is a gripping read, full of intelligence and perspective. It will change the way you think about the success, spirituality and even about life.

Author: Prajesh Jha

Publisher: Evincepub Publishing

ISBN: 9789389988611

Category: Self-Help

Page: 84

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"How to make the world a better place” is a fascinating read, rich with author insight. If you are ready, you can change the world through knowledge and wisdom. In this revolutionary book, the author emphasizes that. The world is an awfully big place and there are accordingly a huge number of things that you can do to make it an even more incredible place to live. But sometimes having so many options can be overwhelming and there may be ways that you can help that you never thought about before when you are feeling brutal, this book has your back with this helpful guide to improving your planet, new generation, and society as a whole. This book is a gripping read, full of intelligence and perspective. It will change the way you think about the success, spirituality and even about life. It examines the power of unlimited potential, the ability to think differently about the world around us.

Making It in the Free World

While “get tough on crime” politicians continue to vote for stronger and harsher
penalties, women's advocates argue that there ... Making It in the “Free World
gives us more stories, but with a combined intensity of feeling and caring and
level of ...

Author: Patricia O'Brien

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791491157

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Explores how women inmates make the transition from prison back into society.

Children s Literature for All God s Children

The books we have mentioned, as well as the fantasy worlds of Lloyd Alexander
and Susan Cooper, concretize for children the ... These stories make us
appreciate how much children want to understand and grow, to make sense of
the world.

Author: Virginia Thomas

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0804216908

Category: Religion

Page: 107

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The themes, words, and concepts in children's literature speak to the whole Christian community. Virginia Thomas and Betty Miller have examined children's literature and designed an extensive annotated list of children's stories, poems, folk tales, and fiction that express faith, belief, theology, and Christian principles. This unique resource/reference handbook gives the church the opportunity to function as a united community of believers. Children and adults have the chance to study and learn together -- grow as a whole community.Thomas and Miller offer a practical approach to children's literature that gives background and theory, an evaluation of techniques, "how-to" guidelines, suggestions for use, lists of books, two annotated bibliographies, and indices: subject and themes, genre, and book awards. Explains: why children's literature is a good resource for Christians where to find good stories how significant themes are adapted for different age levels how to evaluate stories how to use them Parents, teachers, and ministers will delight with children in this new approach to sharing, learning, teaching, and worship. The bibliography of books for all ages is a treasure-house of information. Features basic book information, summary, and themes values. This is an educational tool that provides a new avenue to understanding our faith.

How Authors Minds Make Stories

From Deictic Shift to Simulation Among cognitively oriented literary critics and
theorists, one common way of thinking about the imagination of fictional story
worlds is in terms of deictic shift.1 The general idea of deictic shift is

Author: Patrick Colm Hogan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107034402

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 227

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This book explores how the creations of great authors result from the same operations as our everyday counterfactual and hypothetical imaginations, which cognitive scientists refer to as "simulations." Drawing on detailed literary analyses as well as recent research in neuroscience and related fields, Patrick Colm Hogan develops a rigorous theory of the principles governing simulation that goes beyond any existing framework. He examines the functions and mechanisms of narrative imagination, with particular attention to the role of theory of mind, and relates this analysis to narrative universals. In the course of this theoretical discussion, Hogan explores works by Austen, Faulkner, Shakespeare, Racine, Brecht, Kafka, and Calvino. He pays particular attention to the principles and parameters defining an author's narrative idiolect, examining the cognitive and emotional continuities that span an individual author's body of work.

The AIDS Notebooks

Stories If stories are a way of postponing death , they do so by making the familiar
seem strange , by introducing that radical phenomenological break that becomes
the first step in understanding ; what Plessner called learning to see the world ...

Author: Stephen Schecter

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791403343

Category: Philosophy

Page: 166

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This book reflects on the meaning of contemporary life in the light of diverse social reactions to AIDS. Drawing on personal interviews with gay men in Montreal, newspaper reports, government action, historical parallels, and other social facts, the author shows what the AIDS phenomenon can reveal about the nature of current reality. Intimate dimensions of experience are explored in order to understand the medical definition of human life, the ‘post-modern’ character of the contemporary period, and the pervasive influence of technique. The social analysis of AIDS is interwoven with personal, literary, and philosophical reflections that rebound onto the terrain of intimacy, allowing us to see what a critical reading of AIDS as a social phenomenon tells us about the elemental dramas of existence — of love, pain, death, and sex. Represented here is one man’s stock-taking of his generation’s experience, exploring the social futures that different reactions to AIDS hold out to us. In the tradition of critical thought, the book is a contribution to the understanding which rescues life from the absurd.

The Earth Made New

There were worlds before this one, and there will be others in the future. There is
a sense of humor in the stories, like Crow who makes such an annoyingly loud
caw-cawing that even the Creator has to take notice. Isn't Crow still just the same

Author: Paul Goble

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 9781933316673

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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This beautifully illustrated Plains Indian Creation story celebrates a new Earth after the flood and narrates the making of the buffaloes, mountains, plants, colorful horses and Thunderbirds among others. Weaving together the legends of the Plains Indian tribes, including the stories of the Cheyenne, Blackfoot, Arapaho, and the Crow, this revised edition contains 8 pages of additional illustrations and stories, as well as a new foreword. It also includes an extensive reference list and detailed introductory note.

Telling Stories to Change the World

Global Voices on the Power of Narrative to Build Community and Make Social
Justice Claims Rickie Solinger, Madeline ... Telling Stories to Change the World
collects twenty-three essays about the ways that social justice activists, artists,
and ...

Author: Rickie Solinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135901271

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Telling Stories to Change the World is a powerful collection of essays about community-based and interest-based projects where storytelling is used as a strategy for speaking out for justice. Contributors from locations across the globe—including Uganda, Darfur, China, Afghanistan, South Africa, New Orleans, and Chicago—describe grassroots projects in which communities use narrative as a way of exploring what a more just society might look like and what civic engagement means. These compelling accounts of resistance, hope, and vision showcase the power of the storytelling form to generate critique and collective action. Together, these projects demonstrate the contemporary power of stories to stimulate engagement, active citizenship, the pride of identity, and the humility of human connectedness.


A people are formed by a story which places their history in the texture of the
world. Such stories make the world our home by providing us with the skills to
negotiate the dangers in our environment in a manner appropriate to our nature.

Author: Michael Frost

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441232793

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture presents a biblical, Christian worldview for the emergent church--people who are not at home in the traditional church or in the secular world. As exiles of both, they must create their own worldview that integrates their Christian beliefs with the contemporary world. Exiles seeks to integrate all aspects of life and decision-making and to develop the characteristics of a Christian life lived intentionally within emerging (postmodern) culture. It presents a plea for a dynamic, life-affirming, robust Christian faith that can be lived successfully in the post-Christian world of twenty-first century Western society. This book will present a Christian lifestyle that can be lived in non-religious categories and be attractive to not-yet Christians. Such a worldview takes ecology and politics seriously. It offers a positive response to the workplace, the arts, feminism, mystery and worship. Exiles seeks to develop a framework that will allow Christians to live boldly and courageously in a world that no longer values the culture of the church, but does greatly value many of the things the Bible speaks positively about. This book suggests that there us more to being a Christian than meets the eye. It explores the secret, unseen nooks and crannies in the life of a Christian and suggests that faith is about more than church attendance and belief in God. Written in a conversational, easy-to-read style, Exiles is aimed at church leaders, pastors and laypersons and seeks to address complex issues in a simple manner. It includes helpful photographs and diagrams.

Making a World of Difference

What unites the people in this book is their passion and compassion. And what the book reveals is their secret: that in doing good for others, you transform your own life and gain what one person calls 'the contentment of giving'.

Author: Miles Roston

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 9781921497667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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Every once in a while a book is published that reminds us what is best about being human. This is such a book. It tells the true and inspiring stories of ordinary people who became extraordinary, who changed their lives in order to make the world a better place. These amazing people live with the joy of knowing they make a difference. Their joy will inspire you. In this inspiration book, writer and film-maker Miles Roston tells the stories of people from around the world who, despite unlikely backgrounds, have used their skills and energy to change the lives of those less fortunate than themselves. They demonstrate that one person can make a difference, and by doing so live a life of sheer joy. Who would have thought that a Catholic priest from New York would end up caring for the dying in a Buddhist hospice in Thailand? Or that a marketing executive with a glamorous job at L'Oreal in Paris would open a beauty salon and restaurant in Cambodia staffed by former street kids? And there are more extraordinary journeys: the couple in Amsterdam who built an animal farm for children in a slum; the rebel leader from Darfur who fights for his people from afar; the blonde Australian who champions the rights of sex workers world-wide; the investment banker from Hong Kong who has helped thousands of children orphaned when the blood supply was contaminated by Aids; and the Methodist minister in America who discovered her preacher husband was gay, then devoted her life to helping young people threatened by violence, drug addiction and unsafe sex. What unites the people in this book is their passion and compassion. And what the book reveals is their secret: that in doing good for others, you transform your own life and gain what one person calls 'the contentment of giving'. Often eye-opening, always challenging, this is a book that can change lives – even your life.

Write Short Stories and Get Them Published

When setting your story in an imaginary world, make sure there are realistic
parameters that the reader can recognize and relate to. If it is a world whose
creatures are invulnerable to what we recognize as danger, there is no point in
sending ...

Author: Zoe Fairbairns

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444136524

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE WONDERFUL AND VARIED SHORT STORIES AND SHARE THEM WITH THE WORLD. Written by one of the country's leading experts on the short story, this book is ideal if you want to write creatively in a genre that is increasingly attracting attention from publishers, and which offers plenty of competition and festival opportunities for you to showcase your work. This new edition includes uptodate material on web resources and outlets and provides new information on self-publishing. In addition it discusses genres such as micro-fiction, and throughout is fully updated with new resources, events, slams and competitions. It will help unlock your imagination and creativity, and to discover stories you didn't know you had. It will help you to observe the world around you more sharply, as well as to structure, shape and polish your story. It is full of practical exercises that will both inspire imagination and refine skills, and confidence-building suggestions and hints.

The E R Loading Dock Real Life EMS Stories From Around The World

make them extremely sensitive to time, both in sensing how much time has gone
by, and especially when somebody's time in this world is almost up. On “ER”, you
need ECGs, blood oxygen saturations, and diagnostic tests to see that ...

Author: Eric Liddy


ISBN: 9780557986163



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Untold Stories in Organizations

Broadly, this viewasserts thatwe make sense of the world in our stories,
communicate thatsense throughstory, andlearnof the world asothers make
senseofit when welistento story. Consequence andcredibility are important
ingredients inthis ...

Author: Michal Izak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317654452

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The field of organizational storytelling research is productive, vibrant and diverse. Over three decades we have come to understand how organizations are not only full of stories but also how stories are actively making, sustaining and changing organizations. This edited collection contributes to this body of work by paying specific attention to stories that are neglected, edited out, unintentionally omitted or deliberately left silent. Despite the fact that such stories are not voiced they have a role to play in organizational analysis. The chapters in this volume variously explore how certain realities become excluded or silenced. The stories that remain below the audible range in organizations offer researchers an access to study political practices which marginalise certain organisational realities whilst promoting others. This volume offers a further contribution by paying heed to silence and the processes of silencing. These silences influence the choice of issues on organisational agendas, the choice of audience(s) to which these discourses are addressed and the ways of addressing them. In exploring these relatively understudied terrains, Untold Stories in Organizations comprises an important contribution to the organizational storytelling space, opening paths for new trajectories in storytelling research.

The Long Descent

In a world where energy and all other nonrenewable resources are likely to get
progressively more scarce and expensive, ... Knowing Only One Story One of the
things that makes our culture's reliance on the utopian myths of progress and ...

Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550923964

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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DOWNLOAD → The Internet writings of John Michael Greer - beyond any doubt the greatest peak oil historian in the English language - have finally made their way into print. Greer fans will recognize many of the book's passages from previous essays, but will be delighted to see them fleshed out here with additional examples and analysis.The Long Descent is one of the most highly anticipated peak oil books of the year, and it lives up to every ounce of hype. Greer is a captivating, brilliantly inventive writer with a deep knowledge of history, an impressive amount of mechanical savvy, a flair for storytelling and a gift for drawing art analogies. His new book presents an astonishing view of our society's past, present and future trajectory--one that is unmatched in its breadth and depth. Reviewed by Frank Kaminski The Long Descent is a welcome antidote to the armageddonism that often accompanies peak oil discussions. "The decline of a civilization is rarely anything like so sudden for those who live through it" writes Greer, encouragingly; it's "a much slower and more complex transformation than the sudden catastrophes imagined by many soical critics today." The changes that will follow the decline of world petroleum production are likely to be sweeping and global, Greer concludes, but from the perspective of those who live through them these changes are much more likely to take gradual and local forms. Reviewed by Bruce Sterling Americans are expressing deep concern about US dependence on petroleum, rising energy prices, and the threat of climate change. Unlike the energy crisis of the 1970s, however, there is a lurking fear that now the times are different and the crisis may not easily be resolved. The Long Descent examines the basis of such fear through three core themes: Industrial society is following the same well-worn path that has led other civilizations into decline, a path involving a much slower and more complex transformation than the sudden catastrophes imagined by so many social critics today. The roots of the crisis lie in the cultural stories that shape the way we understand the world. Since problems cannot be solved with the same thinking that created them, these ways of thinking need to be replaced with others better suited to the needs of our time. It is too late for massive programs for top-down change; the change must come from individuals. Hope exists in actions that range from taking up a handicraft or adopting an “obsolete” technology, through planting an organic vegetable garden, taking charge of your own health care or spirituality, and building community. Focusing eloquently on constructive adaptation to massive change, this book will have wide appeal.

8 Stories

To “Bust Out Stories”, who believed in my shorts and encouraged me to keep
writing. ... Bullying of every sort seems to be part of the fabric of our world. ... As in
my poem (in “18 Poems”) about Sandy Hook, “Make the world better than this.

Author: Triece Bartlett


ISBN: 9781304056993



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World Of Asian Stories A Teaching Resource

Finally to make the book as useful as possible , we added the intros as well , to
help readers get a small sense of the cultural backdrop to a story . 29 ch Some of
the stories in this book may be perceived as being ' politically incorrect , as is the

Author: Cathy Spagnoli

Publisher: Tulika Books

ISBN: 8181463544

Category: Asia

Page: 148

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The World of Asian Stories is a continuing campaign for storytelling as an effective and non-intrusive tool for sensitisation. This omnibus of stories and storytelling traditions from 43 countries across Asia provides an overview of methods and the multitude of stylistic variations. The book then embarks on a journey through fast-changing landscapes of unique, yet unifying cultural experience, presented through the distinctive voices of people. The focus is on the individual over the din of the dominant. This resource book invites teachers, parents and children to explore storytelling at home and in school. It introduces the reader to basic guidelines, offers tips and suggestions on technique, and provides an abundant pool of stories to draw from and activities to contextualise them. The visuals, too, offer a wealth of reference points. Illustrations are quirky and perceptive, subtly acquiring the flavours of the lands through which they journey. They complement the (sometimes whimsical) vagaries of the stories, creating an ambience of truthful, unassuming and straight-from-the heart storytelling.