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It Was Like a Fever: Storytelling in Protest and Politics

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Activists and politicians have long recognized the power of a good story to move people to action. In early 1960 four black college students sat down at a whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, and refused to leave. Within a month sit-ins spread to thirty cities in seven states. Student participants told stories of impulsive, spontaneous action—this despi ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by University Of Chicago Press
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Vadim
May 09, 2015 Vadim rated it liked it
Мы испытываем двойственное отношение к историям. Это настоящее раскрытия себя, "обнажение", но одновременно байка. Это заземление разговора, но одновременно болтовня. Двойственное отношение, возможность разных трактовок создает для слабой стороны риск, что сильная сторона разговора из двух трактовок в каждом случае сможет добиться выгодной для себя. Известно: "начальник задерживается, ты -- опаздываешь".

Книга Франчески Полетта показывает, что несмотря на сомнения протестным движениям стоит испо
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Sep 13, 2010 John Capecci rated it really liked it
What I enjoy most about Polletta's work is that she so carefully and smartly defines the tensive space we inhabit whenever we employ narrative--and especially personal narrative. She explores the often false dichotomies: reason and emotion, authenticity and schlock, victimization and agency, and more. With the many facile applications of "story," "storytelling," and "narrative" out there today, Polletta's study reminds us that we can never talk about story divorced from context, politics and ide ...more
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