The 24 Laws of Storytelling

This book will teach you the principles you need to immerse your audience, deliver immensely satisfying drama, and educate better than any textbook or lecture can.

Author: Jonathan Baldie

Publisher: Subject Zero Limited

ISBN: 1999309812


Page: 350

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IT'S TIME TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR STORIES Stories have a unique power to immerse, delight, and educate. So why do some stories work and others fail? The 24 Laws of Storytelling distils the lessons learned from stories past and present into a practical handbook that you can use for any story you decide to write. This book will teach you the principles you need to immerse your audience, deliver immensely satisfying drama, and educate better than any textbook or lecture can. There's no need for any special tools, expensive writing software, or Hollywood contacts. You only need to learn from the successes and blunders of past stories. By extracting the timeless writing principles from master storytellers such as Christopher Nolan, Stephen King, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, George Lucas, Alfred Hitchcock, and many more, this unique work will provide a fascinating insight into the laws of storytelling and how to use them to create your own masterpieces.

Women s Lives Men s Laws

... in which , depending on one's religion , the identical facts are differentially but factually perfectly interpreted , appealingly illustrates this point . See Martha Minow , " Stories in Law , " Law's Stories , 24-25 . 10.

Author: Catharine A. MacKinnon

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674024060

Category: Law

Page: 558

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In an incisive compilation of essays, the author of Feminism Unmodified explores some of the momentous and ongoing changes that reframe the law of men in terms of their foundation in the lives of women, covering such topics as sexual harassment, rape, domestic violence, sexual discrimination, and pornography.

Stories of the Law

Eshnunna, Laws of, 74, 75, 79, 223 Essenes, 182, 203, 258n32, 260n31 etiological stories. see stories, ... 30 negative apodictic, 54 relationships, 25 typology and examples, 25 formulations, apodictic, 23–24, 44, 54, 72, 113 Charts 3.1, ...

Author: Moshe Simon-Shoshan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199773817

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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Winner of Honorable Mention in the Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards of the Association for Jewish Studies Moshe Simon-Shoshan offers a groundbreaking study of Jewish law (halakhah) and rabbinic story-telling. Focusing on the Mishnah, the foundational text of halakhah, he argues that narrative was essential in early rabbinic formulations and concepts of law, legal process, and political and religious authority. The book begins by presenting a theoretical framework for considering the role of narrative in the Mishnah. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, including narrative theory, Semitic linguistics, and comparative legal studies, Simon-Shoshan shows that law and narrative are inextricably intertwined in the Mishnah. Narrative is central to the way in which the Mishnah transmits law and ideas about jurisprudence. Furthermore, the Mishnah's stories are the locus around which the Mishnah both constructs and critiques its concept of the rabbis as the ultimate arbiters of Jewish law and practice. In the second half of the book, Simon-Shoshan applies these ideas to close readings of individual Mishnaic stories. Among these stories are some of the most famous narratives in rabbinic literature, including those of Honi the Circle-drawer and R. Gamliel's Yom Kippur confrontation with R. Joshua. In each instance, Simon-Shoshan elucidates the legal, political, theological, and human elements of the story and places them in the wider context of the book's arguments about law, narrative, and rabbinic authority. Stories of the Law presents an original and forceful argument for applying literary theory to legal texts, challenging the traditional distinctions between law and literature that underlie much contemporary scholarship.

The Laws of Brand Storytelling Win and Keep Your Customers Hearts and Minds

Social MediaIs a 24/7 Real-Time Focus Group Whether you're launching a new campaign or seeking validation for the types of stories to bring to market, digital and social media can bring actionable insights to the table.

Author: Ekaterina Walter

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9781260440201

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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From the bestselling authors of The Power of Visual Storytelling comes the highly anticipated follow-up, The Laws of Brand Storytelling―the definitive quick-reading rulebook for how to use the power of storytelling to win over customers’ hearts, minds, and long-term loyalty We have been sharing stories from the beginning of human civilization―for good reason. Stories captivate our attention and build communities by bringing ideas, emotions, and experiences to life in a memorable way. This is proving to be an increasingly potent strategy in the era of the connected digital consumer. With consumers more empowered than ever before, your brand isn’t what you say it is anymore, it is what consumers say it is. As a result, capturing customers’ hearts and minds today requires businesses to prioritize emotional connections with customers, to be in the moment, having authentic conversations, to share relevant, inspiring stories that move and motivate people to take action. How? By following these laws: •The Protagonist Laws: Know Who You Are•The Strategy Laws: Understand Your Goals•The Discovery Laws: Find Your Story•The Story-Making Laws: Craft Your Story•The Channel Laws: Share Your Story•The Laws of Engagement: Engage with Your Communities Packed with inspiring tips, strategies, and stories from two leading marketing innovators, The Laws of Brand Storytelling shows business leaders and marketing professionals the power storytelling has to positively impact and differentiate your business, attract new customers, and inspire new levels of brand advocacy. The authors lay down the law―literally―for readers through a compelling step-by-step process of defining who you are as a brand, setting a clear strategy, sourcing the best stories for your business, and crafting and delivering compelling narratives for maximum effect. Win your customers’ hearts and minds, and you win their business and their loyalty.

Law s Stories

Narrative and Rhetoric in the Law Peter Brooks, Paul Gewirtz ... Hannah Arendt is perhaps best known for her studies of totalitarianism in general and of Nazism in particular.24 Recently , several scholars have explored how what may ...

Author: Peter Brooks

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300146299

Category: Law

Page: 290

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The law is full of stories, ranging from the competing narratives presented at trials to the Olympian historical narratives set forth in Supreme Court opinions. How those stories are told and listened to makes a crucial difference to those whose lives are reworked in legal storytelling. The public at large has increasingly been drawn to law as an area where vivid human stories are played out with distinctively high stakes. And scholars in several fields have recently come to recognize that law's stories need to be studied critically.This notable volume-inspired by a symposium held at Yale Law School-brings together an exceptional group of well-known figures in law and literary studies to take a probing look at how and why stories are told in the law and how they are constructed and made effective. Why is it that some stories-confessions, victim impact statements-can be excluded from decisionmakers' hearing? How do judges claim the authority by which they impose certain stories on reality?Law's Stories opens new perspectives on the law, as narrative exchange, performance, explanation. It provides a compelling encounter of law and literature, seen as two wary but necessary interlocutors.ContributorsJ. M. BalkinPeter BrooksHarlon L. DaltonAlan M. DershowitzDaniel A. FarberRobert A. FergusonPaul GewirtzJohn HollanderAnthony KronmanPierre N. LevalSanford LevinsonCatharine MacKinnonJanet MalcolmMartha MinowDavid N. RosenElaine ScarryLouis Michael SeidmanSuzanna SherryReva B. SiegelRobert Weisberg.

Language Culture Computation Computing for the Humanities Law and Narratives

Synthese 132, 187–211 (2002) Peinado, F., Gervás, P.: Transferring Game Mastering Laws to Interactive Digital Storytelling. ... of the 2nd International Conference (TIDSE 2004), Darmstadt, Germany, 24–26 June. LNCS, vol. 3105, pp.

Author: Nachum Dershowitz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642453243

Category: Computers

Page: 752

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This Festschrift volume is published in Honor of Yaacov Choueka on the occasion of this 75th birthday. The present three-volumes liber amicorum, several years in gestation, honours this outstanding Israeli computer scientist and is dedicated to him and to his scientific endeavours. Yaacov's research has had a major impact not only within the walls of academia, but also in the daily life of lay users of such technology that originated from his research. An especially amazing aspect of the temporal span of his scholarly work is that half a century after his influential research from the early 1960s, a project in which he is currently involved is proving to be a sensation, as will become apparent from what follows. Yaacov Choueka began his research career in the theory of computer science, dealing with basic questions regarding the relation between mathematical logic and automata theory. From formal languages, Yaacov moved to natural languages. He was a founder of natural-language processing in Israel, developing numerous tools for Hebrew. He is best known for his primary role, together with Aviezri Fraenkel, in the development of the Responsa Project, one of the earliest fulltext retrieval systems in the world. More recently, he has headed the Friedberg Genizah Project, which is bringing the treasures of the Cairo Genizah into the Digital Age. This second part of the three-volume set covers a range of topics related to the application of information technology in humanities, law, and narratives. The papers are grouped in topical sections on: humanities computing; narratives and their formal representation; history of ideas: the numerate disciplines; law, computer law, and legal computing.

Norms Storytelling and International Institutions in China

... for example, was cited as the contemporary function of the Law Commission (Interview, 24 October 2017). The accounts of practice or legal stories of Northern countries were thus told in terms of what would happen de jure.

Author: Xiaoyu Lu

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030567071

Category: Acculturation

Page: 244

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"A fascinating ethnography that tells us much about international institutions and China's changing role in the world: of interest both to China specialists and theorists of international relations." --Rana Mitter, Director of the China Centre, University of Oxford, UK "Through pioneering ethnographic research, Lu's outstanding book makes a major contribution to our understanding of norm diffusion and the ways in which China is shaping, and is shaped by, international development norms." --Amy King, Associate Professor, Australian National University, Australia "An intricate account of the everyday politics in international development institution, that will enrich our understanding of emerging powers and their roles in global development." --Emma Mawdsley, Director of the Margaret Anstee Centre, University of Cambridge, UK This book is a political ethnography of norm diffusion and storytelling through international institutions in China. It is driven by intellectual puzzles and realpolitik questions: are we converging or diverging on values? Do emerging powers reinforce or reshape the existing international order? Are international institutions socialising emerging powers or being used to promote alternative norms? This book addresses these questions through fieldwork research over three years at the United Nations Development Programme in China, the first international development agency to enter post-reform China. It provides a crucial case to study the everyday practices of norm diffusion in emerging powers, and highlights the central role of storytelling in translating and contesting normative scripts. The book selects norms in human rights, rule of law and development cooperation to analyse how translators and brokers innovatively use stories to advocate, and how normative stories move between local-global spaces and orders. Xiaoyu Lu is an Assistant Professor at the School of International Studies at Peking University and was a Research Fellow at the Australian National University. He received his MSc and DPhil degrees in Politics at St Antony's College, University of Oxford, and worked at the United Nations. His research focuses on international development, conflict and security, and global anthropology.

Divorce Lawyers and Their Clients

See Law talk; Meaning; Narratives; Storytelling Lasswell, Harold, 1 1 Laumann, Edward, 20 Law-as-tool model, 12 Law talk, 24-25, 85-107; and interpreting the legal process of divorce, 95-106; and justice and the legal order, 104-6; ...

Author: Austin Sarat

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195117998

Category: Law

Page: 208

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Each year more than 2 million Americans get divorced, and most of them use a lawyer. In closed-door conversations between lawyers and their clients strategy is planned, tactics are devised, and the emotional climate of the divorce is established. Do lawyers contribute to the pain and emotional difficulty of divorce by escalating demands and encouraging unreasonable behavior? Do they take advantage of clients at a time of emotional difficulty? Can and should clients trust their lawyers to look out for their welfare and advance their long-term interests? Austin Sarat and William L. F. Felstiner's new book, based on a pioneering and intensive study of actual conferences between divorce lawyers and their clients, provides an unprecedented behind-the-scenes description of the lawyer-client relationship, and calls into question much of the conventional wisdom about what divorce lawyers actually do. Divorce Lawyers and Their Clients suggests that most divorces are marked less by a pattern of aggressive advocacy than by one of inaction and drift. It uncovers reasons why lawyers find divorce practice frustrating and difficult and why clients frequently feel dissatisfied with their lawyers. This new work provides a unique perspective on the dynamics of professionalism. It charts the complex and shifting ways lawyers and clients "negotiate" their relationship as they work out the strategy and tactics of divorce. Sarat and Felstiner show how both lawyers and clients are able to draw on resources of power to set the agenda of their interaction, while neither one is fully in charge. Rather, power shifts between the two parties; where it is achieved, power is found in the ability to have one's understandings of the social and legal worlds of divorce accepted. Power then works through the creation of shared meanings. Divorce Lawyers and Their Clients examines the effort to create such shared meanings about the nature of marriage and why marriages fail, the operation of the legal process, and the best way to bring divorces to closure. It will be fascinating reading for anyone who is going through a divorce, or has gone through one, as well as for lawyers, judges, and scholars of law and society.

Forensic Narratives in Athenian Courts

We can find the same method here as in Demosthenes: Aeschines refers to the Solonian laws that Timarchus had broken. The storytelling about ... 24, the storytelling balances the lack of evidentiary material (more precisely, in Dem.

Author: Mike Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351598170

Category: History

Page: 268

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Forensic Narratives in Athenian Courts breaks new ground by exploring different aspects of forensic storytelling in Athenian legal speeches and the ways in which forensic narratives reflect normative concerns and legal issues. The chapters, written by distinguished experts in Athenian oratory and society, explore the importance of narratives for the arguments of relatively underdiscussed orators such as Isaeus and Apollodorus. They employ new methods to investigate issues such as speeches’ deceptiveness or the appraisals which constitute the emotion scripts that speakers put together. This volume not only addresses a gap in the field of Athenian oratory, but also encourages comparative approaches to forensic narratives and fiction, and fresh investigations of the implications of forensic storytelling for other literary genres. Forensic Narratives in Athenian Courts will be an invaluable resource to students and researchers of Athenian oratory and their legal system, as well as those working on Greek society and literature more broadly.

Oracular Law and Priestly Historiography in the Torah

As appropriate to storytelling , the generation of law comes about as a consequence of specific circumstances – in these ... representing the community as a whole witnesses the act and brings the perpetrator to Moses ( Lev 24 : 10–23 ...

Author: Simeon Chavel

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161533410

Category: Religion

Page: 363

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Simeon Chavel identifies a distinct story-type in the Torah, the "oracular novella," its contours and poetics, historical background, and use. A very short story of human quandary resolved by divine law, the oracular novella depicts an incident or set of circumstances in Israel, oracular inquiry by Moses, and instruction by Yahweh. The Torah has four such stories, all in the Priestly source, about cursing Yahweh (Lev 24:10-23), Pesa? deferral (Num 9:1-14), woodgathering on the Sabbath (Num 15:32-36), and inheritance by daughters (Num 27:1-11). All four dramatize themes in the divine speeches and divinely directed activities preceding them. But each utilizes the legal climax distinctly, has a separate compositional history, and affected other biblical texts differently. Ancient sources show the oracular novellas to adapt a form of priestly activity for historiography. Together they illuminate the Priestly History deeply troping divine will as law, and highlight Judean priests cherishing oracular inquiry as the nexus of divine and human society.

Storytelling in Organizations

Narrative coordination and, 91–92 evolution of, 93–94 ''first person'' narratives, 151–152 growing recognition of, 174–176 marriage with analysis, 124–125 mechanical laws, narratives for, 65–66 as a set of tools, 176–177 tacit knowledge ...

Author: Laurence Prusak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136363368

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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This book is the story of how four busy executives, from different backgrounds and different perspectives, were surprised to find themselves converging on the idea of narrative as an extraordinarily valuable lens for understanding and managing organizations in the twenty-first century. The idea that narrative and storytelling could be so powerful a tool in the world of organizations was initially counter-intuitive. But in their own words, John Seely Brown, Steve Denning, Katalina Groh, and Larry Prusak describe how they came to see the power of narrative and storytelling in their own experience working on knowledge management, change management, and innovation strategies in organizations such as Xerox, the World Bank, and IBM. Storytelling in Organizations lays out for the first time why narrative and storytelling should be part of the mainstream of organizational and management thinking. This case has not been made before. The tone of the book is also unique. The engagingly personal and idiosyncratic tone comes from a set of presentations made at a Smithsonian symposium on storytelling in April 2001. Reading it is as stimulating as spending an evening with Larry Prusak or John Seely Brown. The prose is probing, playful, provocative, insightful and sometime profound. It combines the liveliness and freshness of spoken English with the legibility of a ready-friendly text. Interviews will all the authors done in 2004 add a new dimension to the material, allowing the authors to reflect on their ideas and clarify points or highlight ideas that may have changed or deepened over time.

Law and Language

If one accepts the problems inherent in law, as described by the legal storytelling movement, then the manner in which the next generation of ... 155 Aristodemou, Law and Literature: Journeys From Her to Eternity (cited in n.107), 24–5.

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199673667

Category: Law

Page: 625

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Law and Language, the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series, contains a broad range of essays by scholars interested in the interactions between law and language. This volume examines the themes of truth in language and the law, and the role of language in different areas of law, including contract and criminal law.

The Common Place of Law

Stories from Everyday Life Patricia Ewick, Susan S. Silbey. legality as game (with the law); and capacity, 150–58; concept of, 48, 129–32, 163–64, 223–24, 232, 256; and constraint, 146–50; contradictions in, 228–31; and ideology, ...

Author: Patricia Ewick

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226212708

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Why do some people not hesitate to call the police to quiet a barking dog in the middle of the night, while others accept the pain and losses associated with defective products, unsuccesful surgery, and discrimination? Patricia Ewick and Susan Silbey collected accounts of the law from more than four hundred people of diverse backgrounds in order to explore the different ways that people use and experience it. Their fascinating and original study identifies three common narratives of law that are captured in the stories people tell. One narrative is based on an idea of the law as magisterial and remote. Another views the law as a game with rules that can be manipulated to one's advantage. A third narrative describes the law as an arbitrary power that is actively resisted. Drawing on these extensive case studies, Ewick and Silbey present individual experiences interwoven with an analysis that charts a coherent and compelling theory of legality. A groundbreaking study of law and narrative, The Common Place of Law depicts the institution as it is lived: strange and familiar, imperfect and ordinary, and at the center of daily life.

Interactive Storytelling

Juul, J.: Half-Real: Video Games between Real Rules and Fictional Worlds. MIT Press, Cambridge (2005) 10. Kim, J.H.: Story and Narrative Paradigms in Role-Playing Games (2003), http://www.

Author: Ulrike Spierling

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540894247

Category: Computers

Page: 334

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First Joint International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2008, held in Erfurt, Germany, in November 2008. The 19 revised full papers, 5 revised short papers, and 5 poster papers presented together with 3 invited lectures and 8 demo papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 62 submission. The papers are organized in topical sections on future perspectives on interactive digital storytelling, interactive storytelling applications, virtual characters and agents, user experience and dramatic immersion, architectures for story generation, models for drama management and interacting with stories, as well as authoring and creation of interactive narrative.

Indigeneity Before and Beyond the Law

This Law, which must be “above other laws”,21 is articulated not in a court of law but in storytelling, ... of an unresponsive nation,24 and the persistence of a people seeking hope in stories, “the big stories and the little ones in ...

Author: Kathleen Birrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317644804

Category: Law

Page: 258

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Examining contested notions of indigeneity, and the positioning of the Indigenous subject before and beyond the law, this book focuses upon the animation of indigeneities within textual imaginaries, both literary and juridical. Engaging the philosophy of Jacques Derrida and Walter Benjamin, as well as other continental philosophy and critical legal theory, the book uniquely addresses the troubled juxtaposition of law and justice in the context of Indigenous legal claims and literary expressions, discourses of rights and recognition, postcolonialism and resistance in settler nation states, and the mutually constitutive relation between law and literature. Ultimately, the book suggests no less than a literary revolution, and the reassertion of Indigenous Law. To date, the oppressive specificity with which Indigenous peoples have been defined in international and domestic law has not been subject to the scrutiny undertaken in this book. As an interdisciplinary engagement with a variety of scholarly approaches, this book will appeal to a broad variety of legal and humanist scholars concerned with the intersections between Indigenous peoples and law, including those engaged in critical legal studies and legal philosophy, sociolegal studies, human rights and native title law.

Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling

franchise that does not reflect transmedia storytelling's complex narrative organization. ... lives shape perceptions and beliefs.24 As “memory institutions,” museums function as “social entities that select, document, contextualize, ...

Author: Dan Hassler-Forest

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048537433

Category: Art


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Star Wars has reached more than three generations of casual and hardcore fans alike, and as a result many of the producers of franchised Star Wars texts (films, television, comics, novels, games, and more) over the past four decades have been fans-turned-creators. Yet despite its dominant cultural and industrial positions, Star Wars has rarely been the topic of sustained critical work. Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling offers a corrective to this oversight by curating essays from a wide range of interdisciplinary scholars in order to bring Star Wars and its transmedia narratives more fully into the fold of media and cultural studies. The collection places Star Wars at the center of those studies' projects by examining video games, novels and novelizations, comics, advertising practices, television shows, franchising models, aesthetic and economic decisions, fandom and cultural responses, and other aspects of Star Wars and its world-building in their multiple contexts of production, distribution, and reception. In emphasizing that Star Wars is both a media franchise and a transmedia storyworld, Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling demonstrates the ways in which transmedia storytelling and the industrial logic of media franchising have developed in concert over the past four decades, as multinational corporations have become the central means for subsidizing, profiting from, and selling modes of immersive storyworlds to global audiences. By taking this dual approach, the book focuses on the interconnected nature of corporate production, fan consumption, and transmedia world-building. As such, this collection grapples with the historical, cultural, aesthetic, and political-economic implications of the relationship between media franchising and transmedia storytelling as they are seen at work in the world's most profitable transmedia franchise.

Making Stories

Stories pervade our daily lives. We use them to make sense of the world. But how does this work?

Author: Jerome Seymour Bruner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067401099X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 130

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Stories pervade our daily lives. We use them to make sense of the world. But how does this work? In Making Stories, the eminent psychologist Jerome Bruner examines this pervasive human habit and suggests new and deeper ways to think about how we use stories to make sense of lives and the great moral and psychological problems that animate them.

Legal Storytelling

How are people to think about the law when their stories , the ones they have lived and believed , are rejected by ... to justify the application of the laws in particular instances.24 These models of legitimacy do not require that ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105044198690

Category: Law

Page: 432

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Jewish Law and American Law Volume 2

... 136 law - and - literature movement , 3n8 , 5 Leff , Arthur , 157-158 , 166-167n131 legal storytelling , 2,4–5 ... 23–24 , 28 Gur Aryeh , 24n116 , 24n118-119 London , Meyer , 91n61 , 91n63 Lukinsky , Rabbi Joseph , 21n102 , 41 M ...

Author: Samuel J. Levine

Publisher: Academic Studies PRess

ISBN: 9781644695647

Category: Law

Page: 238

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This volume contributes to the growing field of comparative Jewish and American law, presenting twenty-six essays characterized by a number of distinct features. The essays will appeal to legal scholars and, at the same time, will be accessible and of interest to a more general audience of intellectually curious readers. These contributions are faithful to Jewish law on its own terms, while applying comparative methods to offer fresh perspectives on complex issues in the Jewish legal system. Through careful comparative analysis, the essays also turn to Jewish law to provide insights into substantive and conceptual areas of the American legal system, particularly areas of American law that are complex, controversial, and unsettled.

Storytelling Organizational Practices

positive psychology movement 154 positivism 258–9 post-positivist pragmatic storytelling: hermeneutics ofJames ... 274 pragmatic metaphysical assumptions xxii–xxv pragmatic storytelling: daily work practices 24; hermeneutics 116–19; ...

Author: David M. Boje

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135073107

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

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Once upon a time the practice of storytelling was about collecting interesting stories about the past, and converting them into soundbite pitches. Now it is more about foretelling the ways the future is approaching the present, prompting a re-storying of the past. Storytelling has progressed and is about a diversity of voices, not just one teller of one past; it is how a group or organization of people negotiates the telling of history and the telling of what future is arriving in the present. With the changes in storytelling practices and theory there is a growing need to look at new and different methodologies. Within this exciting new book, David M. Boje develops new ways to ask questions in interviews and make observations of practice that are about storytelling the future. This, after all, is where management practice concentrates its storytelling, while much of the theory and method work is all about how the past might recur in the future. Storytelling Organizational Practices takes the reader on a journey: from looking at narratives of past experience through looking at living stories of emergence in the present to looking at how the future is arriving in ways that prompts a re-storying of the past.