Taleworlds and Storyrealms

The first question in presenting a body of work is where to cut in. This is an especially difficult question since the cut-in provides a perspecti ve on what follows. A cut is an angle of entry.

Author: K. Young

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400935112

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

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Beginning is the hardest ITPment, not because openers are all that scarce but because you're blowing into, cracking a universe. l Maurice Natanson q;>enings are already directed toward closings. The first question in presenting a body of work is where to cut in. This is an especially difficult question since the cut-in provides a perspecti ve on what follows. A cut is an angle of entry. Wherever I enter, from there, a realm unfolds itself. In that sense, my angle of entry is my point of view. A realm cut into has an orientation. It evidences a hierarchy of importance, relevance, accessability, value, or logic. Its content is no longer neutral and equivalent. From my perspective, the realm is not only differentiated in sUbstance but differential in significance. There is a relation between angles and attitudes. Where I look from is tied up with how I see. The first cut opens out into a frame of reference. What count as lines of evidence in that realm materialize along with its background expectancies, its assumptions, concentrations, and confusions, its coslTPlogy, quirks, and enchantments. Hence, once I am corrunitted to a perspective, I am implicated in a methodology, one possessed of puzzles of a certain shape, ITPving toward solutions wi thin its orthodoxy. Openings are directed toward closings. Another cut would open onto another realm. The realm of events I cut into is a Taleworld, inhabited by characters acting in their own space and time.

Men Talk

K. Galloway-Young mentions a series of seven stories, but her data is folkloric, not conversational narrative (Galloway-Young, Taleworlds and Storyrealms).

Author: Jennifer Coates

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470754641

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Men Talk draws on rich conversational material from a wide range of contexts to illuminate our understanding of men and masculinities at the turn of the millennium. Draws on rich conversational material to illuminate our understanding of men and masculinities at the turn of the millennium. Collects data from a wide range of conversations, including garage mechanics on a break, carpenters at the pub after work, and university academics chatting after hours. Focuses on stories, which occur within all-male conversations. Makes a distinctive contribution to our understanding of the intersection of language and masculinity.

The Discourse on Foxes and Ghosts

354–396 ; and Katharine G. Young , Taleworlds and Storyrealms : The Phenomenology of Narrative ( Dordrecht : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers , 1987 ) ...

Author: Tak-hung Leo Chan

Publisher: Chinese University Press

ISBN: 9622017495

Category: Chinese fiction

Page: 351

View: 699


New Jersey Folklife

For a discussion of how narratives are framed in conversation , see Katharine Young , Taleworlds and Storyrealms : The Phenomenology of Narrative ...



ISBN: IND:30000108624341

Category: Folklore


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Narrative Performances

Taleworlds and Storyrealms. The Phenomenology of Narrative. Dordrecht: Nijhoff. Zellermayer, m. 1991 "Intensifies in Hebrew and English".

Author: Alexandra Georgakopoulou

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027250599

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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Conversational narratives provide valuable resources for the discursive construction and invoking of personal and sociocultural identities. As such, their sociolinguistic and cultural analysis constitute a high priority in the agenda of discourse studies. This book contributes to the growing line of discourse-analytic research on the dynamic relations between narrative forms and functions and their immediate and wider communicative contexts. The volume draws on a large corpus of spontaneous, conversational stories recorded in Greece, where everyday stortytelling is a central mode of communication in the community's interactional contexts and thus a rich site for a meaningful enactment of social stances, roles, and relations. The study brings to the fore the stories' text-constitutive mechanisms and explores the ways in which they situate the narrated experiences globally, by invoking sociocultural knowledge and expectations, and locally, by making them sequentially and interactionally relevant to the specific conversational contexts. The stories' micro- and macro-level analysis, richly illustrated with narrative transcripts throughout, leads to the uncovery of a global mode of narrative performance which is based on a closed set of recurrent devices. It is argued that the choice or avoidance of this mode is at the heart of the stories' (re)constitution of a self, an other and a sociocultural world. The numerous cases of intergenerational narrative communication (adults-children) shed additional light on the performance's contextualization aspects and contribute to the cross-cultural understanding of the dynamics of oral performances. Besides students and researchers of discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, narrative analysis and Greek studies, this book will also appeal to all those interested in communication and cultural studies.

Storied Lives

Taleworlds and Storyrealms : The Phenomenology of . Narrative . Boston : Martinus Nijhoff . HARRIET J. ROSENBERG MICHAEL P. FARRELL 2 In the Name MISHLER ...

Author: George C. Rosenwald

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300054556

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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"The stories people tell about themselves are interesting not only for the events and characters they describe but for something in the construction of the stories themselves. The ways in which individuals recount their histories--what they emphasize and omit, their stance as protagonists or victims, the relationship the story establishes between teller and audience--all shape what individuals can claim of their own lives. Personal stories are not merely a way of telling someone (or oneself) about one's life; they are the means by which identities may be fashioned."--from the Introduction In this provocative book, psychologists, anthropologists, and sociologists analyze interviews with a range of subjects--a minister who uses the death of his son to reaffirm his identity as a man of God, women who have given up their children at birth for adoption and who blame society for their action, Holocaust survivors, a victim of marital rape, and many others. Together these studies suggest a new way of thinking about autobiographical narratives: that these life stories play a significant role in the formation of identity, that the way they are told is shaped (and at times curtailed) by prevalent cultural norms, and that the stories--and at times the lives to which they relate--may be liberated from their psychic and social constraints if the social conditions of story telling can be critically engaged. Presenting a wide range of life stories, these studies demonstrate how "telling one's life" has the potential to clarify or mystify one's commitments and to animate or encumber one's future development.

Qualitative Research in Social Work

Taleworlds and storyrealms: The phenomenology of narrative. Boston: Martinus Nijhoff. “We Have a Situation Here!” Using Situation Analysis for Health 191.

Author: Anne E. Fortune

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231535441

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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In this volume, progressive experts survey recent trends in qualitative study, which relies on small sample groups and interview data to better represent the context and complexity of social work practice. Chapters address different approaches to qualitative inquiry, applications to essential areas of research and practice, integration of qualitative and quantitative methods, and epistemological issues. This second edition brings even greater depth and relevance to social work qualitative research, including new material that tackles traditional research concerns, such as data quality, ethics, and epistemological stances, and updated techniques in data collection and analysis. To increase the usefulness for students and researchers, the editors have reorganized the text to present basic principles first and then their applications, and they have increased their focus on ethics, values, and theory. New and revised illustrative studies highlight more than ever the connection between effective research and improved social functioning among individuals and groups. The collection continues to feature scholars and practitioners who have shaped the social work research practice canon for more than twenty years, while also adding the innovative work of up-and-coming talent.


Taleworlds and storyrealms: The phenomenology of narrative. Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff. □ I □•i 'H • i m I I -.-Hit 180 I References.

Author: Elliot G. Mishler

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674041135

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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What do we mean when we refer to our "identity," and how do we represent it in the stories we tell about our lives? Is "identity" a sustained private core, or does it change as circumstances and relationships shift? Mishler explores these questions through analyses of in-depth interviews with five craftartists, who reflect on their lives and their efforts to sustain their form of work as committed artists in a world of mass production and standardization.

Identity in Narrative

Taleworlds and storyrealms. Dodrecht: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. Zimmerman, D. H. & Weider, D. L. (1970). Ethnomethodology and the problem of order: ...

Author: Anna De Fina

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027296122

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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This volume presents both an analysis of how identities are built, represented and negotiated in narrative, as well as a theoretical reflection on the links between narrative discourse and identity construction. The data for the book are Mexican immigrants' personal experience narratives and chronicles of their border crossings into the United States. Embracing a view of identity as a construct firmly grounded in discourse and interaction, the author examines and illustrates the multiple threads that connect the local expression and negotiation of identity to the wider social contexts that frame the experience of migration, from material conditions of life in the United States to mainstream discourses about race and color. The analysis reveals how identities emerge in discourse through the interplay of different levels of expression, from implicit adherence to narrative styles and ways of telling, to explicit negotiation of membership categories.

Constructing the Self

Taleworlds and Storyrealms: The Phenomenology of Narrative. Dordrecht: Marinus Nijhoff. Young, WC. 1988. Observations on fantasy in the formation of ...

Author: Valerie Gray Hardcastle

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027291141

Category: Psychology

Page: 186

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Constructing the Self analyzes the narrative conception of self, filling a serious gap in philosophy and grounding discussion in other disciplines. It answers the questions: • What are the connections between our interpretations, selfhood, and conscious phenomenal experience? • Why do we believe that our interpretations of our life-defining events are narrative in nature? • From the myriad of thoughts, actions, and emotions which constitute our experiences, how do we choose what is interpretively important, the tiny subset that composes the self? By synthesizing the different approaches to understanding the self from philosophy of mind, developmental psychology, psychopathology, and cognitive science, this monograph gives us deeper insight into what being minded, being a person, and having a self are, as well as clarifies the difference and relation between conscious and unconscious mental states and normal and abnormal minds. The explication also affords new perspectives on human development and human emotion. (Series A)

Handbook of Interview Research

Sociology of Health and Illness 6 : 175-200 . Young , K. G. 1987. Taleworlds and Storyrealms : The Phenomenology of Narrative . Boston : Martinus Nijhoff .

Author: Professor of Sociology and Chair Jaber F Gubrium

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761919511

Category: Social Science

Page: 981

View: 461


The Handbook of Interview Research is the most ambitious attempt yet at examining the place of the interview in contemporary society. Interviewing is the predominant mode of research in the social sciences. It′s also the stock-in-trade of information seekers in organizations and institutions of all kinds, as well as in the mass media. Across the board, interviews provide today′s leading window on the world of experience. The Handbook offers a comprehensive examination of the interview at the cutting edge of information technology. Drawing upon leading experts from a wide range of professional disciplines, this book addresses conceptual and technical challenges that confront both academic researchers and interviewers with more applied goals. From interview theory to the nuts-and-bolts of the interview process, the coverage is impressively broad and authoritative. The Handbook of Interview Research is both encyclopedic and thematic. As an encyclopedia, it provides extensive discussions of the methodological issues now surrounding interview practice, offering a multi-faceted assessment of what has become the method of choice for obtaining personal information in today′s society. But the Handbook also is a story, which spins a particular tale of interviewing, one that moves from the commonly recognized individual interview to what is called `the interview society′. The gist of the presentation is that we can no longer regard the interview as simply an instrument for gathering data, but must now also view it an integral part of society.

The Readers Advisor s Companion

Taleworlds and Storyrealms: A Phenomenology of Narrative. Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff. PART II Advisory Services in Public and School Libraries Today: ...

Author: Kenneth D. Shearer

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563088800

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

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Offers insights and ideas on readers' advisory services.

Eight Words for the Study of Expressive Culture

1985. “The Notion of Context.” Western Folklore 44:1 15—22. . 1987. Taleworlds and Storyrealms: The Phenomenology of Narrative. Dordrecht: Martinus Niihoff.

Author: Burt Feintuch

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252091179

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Group. Art. Text. Genre. Performance. Context. Tradition. Identity. No matter where we are--in academic institutions, in cultural agencies, at home, or in a casual conversation--these are words we use when we talk about creative expression in its cultural contexts. Eight Words for the Study of Expressive Culture is a thoughtful, interdisciplinary examination of the keywords that are integral to the formulation of ideas about the diversity of human creativity, presented as a set of essays by leading folklorists. Many of us use these eight words every day. We think with them. We teach with them. Much of contemporary scholarship rests on their meanings and implications. They form a significant part of a set of conversations extending through centuries of thought about creativity, meaning, beauty, local knowledge, values, and community. Their natural habitats range across scholarly disciplines from anthropology and folklore to literary and cultural studies and provide the framework for other fields of practice and performance as well. Eight Words for the Study of Expressive Culture is a much-needed study of keywords that are frequently used but not easily explained. Anchored by Burt Feintuch’s cogent introduction, the book features essays by Dorothy Noyes, Gerald L. Pocius, Jeff Todd Titon, Trudier Harris, Deborah A. Kapchan, Mary Hufford, Henry Glassie, and Roger D. Abrahams.

Story Logic

Taleworlds and Storyrealms : The Phenomenology of Narrative . Dordrecht , Netherlands : Martinus Nijhoff . . 1999. " Narratives of Indeterminacy : Breaking ...

Author: David Herman

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803273428

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 477

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Featuring a major synthesis and critique of interdisciplinary narrative theory, Story Logic marks a watershed moment in the study of narrative. David Herman argues that narrativeøis simultaneously a cognitive style, a discourse genre, and a resource for writing. Because stories are strategies that help humans make sense of their world, narratives not only have a logic but also are a logic in their own right, providing an irreplaceable resource for structuring and comprehending experience. Story Logic brings together and pointedly examines key concepts of narrative in literary criticism, linguistics, and cognitive science, supplementing them with a battery of additional concepts that enable many different kinds of narratives to be analyzed and understood. By thoroughly tracing and synthesizing the development of different strands of narrative theory and provocatively critiquing what narratives are and how they work, Story Logic provides a powerful interpretive tool kit that broadens the applicability of narrative theory to more complex forms of stories, however and wherever they appear. Story Logic offers a fresh and incisive way to appreciate more fully the power and significance of narratives.

Handbook of Narratology

Taleworlds and Storyrealms: The Phenomenology of Narrative. Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff. 5.2. Further. Reading. Meyer-Minnemann, Klaus & Sabine Schlickers ...

Author: Peter Hühn

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110217445

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 477

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This handbook in English provides a systematic overview of the present state of international research in narratology. Detailed individual studies by internationally renowned narratologists elucidate 34 central terms. The articles present original research contributions and are all structured in a similar manner. Each contains a concise definition and a detailed explanation of the term in question. In a main section they present a critical account of the major research positions and their historical development and indicate directions for future research; they conclude with selected bibliographical references.

Text World Theory and Keats Poetry

Wright, H. G. (1957) Boccaccio in Englandfrom Chaucer to Tennyson, London: Athlone. Young, K. G. (1987) Taleworlds and Storyrealms: The Phenomenology ...

Author: Marcello Giovanelli

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781623566333

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Text World Theory and Keats' Poetry applies advances in cognitive poetics and text world theory to four poems by the nineteenth century poet John Keats. It takes the existing text world theory as a starting point and draws on stylistics, literary theory, cognitive linguistics, cognitive psychology and dream theories to explore reading poems in the light of their emphasis on states of desire, dreaming and nightmares. It accounts for the representation of these states and the ways in which they are likely to be processed, monitored and understood. Text World Theory and Keats' Poetry advances both the current field of cognitive stylistics but also analyses Keats in a way that offers new insights into his poetry. It is of interest to stylisticians and those in literary studies.

Telling Pieces

Taleworlds and storyrealms: The phenomenology of of the narrative. Boston: Martinus Nijhoff. AUTHOR INDEX SUBJECT INDEX References 149.

Author: Peggy Albers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135662578

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Telling Pieces is an exploration of how pre-adolescent middle-school children develop a knowledge and understanding of the conventions of art (art as literacy) and how they use this knowledge to create representations of their lives in a small midwestern U.S. town. Beginning with an overview of social semiotics and emergent literacy theorizing, the authors set the stage for their study of sixth graders involved in art. A galleria of children's artworks is presented, allowing readers/viewers to consider these texts independent of the authors' interpretations of them. Then, set against the galleria is the story of the community and school contexts in which the artworks are produced--contexts in which racism, homophobia, and the repression of creativity are often the norm. The interpretation the authors bring to bear on the artworks reveals stories that the artworks may or may not tell on their own. But the tales of artistic literacy achievement are counterbalanced by reflection about the content of the artworks produced, because the artworks reveal the impossibility for students to imagine beyond the situational bounds of racism, homophobia, and religiosity. The authors conclude by raising questions about the kinds of conditions that make literacy in art possible. In doing so, they explore selected alternative models and, in addition, ask readers to consider the implications of the ideological issues underlying teaching children how to represent their ideas. They also advocate for a participatory pedagogy of possibility founded on ethical relational principles in the creation and interpretation of visual text. Of particular interest to school professionals, researchers, and graduate students in literacy or art education, this pioneering book: * brings together the fields of art education and literacy education through its focus on how middle school students come to work with and understand the semiotic systems, * introduces sociolinguistic, sociological, and postmodernist perspectives to thinking about children's work with art--adding a new dimension to the psychological and developmental descriptions that have tended to dominate thinking in the field, * includes a galleria of 40 examples of children's artwork, providing a unique opportunity for readers/viewers to interpret and consider the artwork of the sixth graders independent of the authors' interpretations, * presents descriptions of art teaching in process, * gives considerable attention to the interpretation of the children's artworks and the influences that contribute to the content they represent, and * considers varying models of art education along with the implications of introducing new representational possibilities.

Small Talk

Galloway Young, K. (1987) Taleworlds and Storyrealms. Lancaster: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Goffman, Erving (1971) The Presentation of Self in Everyday ...

Author: Justine Coupland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317876526

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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This study presents a new perspective on small talk and its crucial role in everyday communication. The new approach presented here is supported by analyses of interactional data in specific settings - private and public, face-to-face and telephone talk. They vary from gossip at the family dinner table and intimate 'keeping in touch' phone conversations, to interpersonally-focused talk in institutional settings, such as the government office and the university research seminar. Drawing on a range of methodological approaches, including Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics, Interpersonal Communication and Conversation Analysis, the author elevates small talk to a new status, as functionally multifaceted, but central to social interaction as a whole.