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Life Stories

Author : Charlotte Linde
ISBN : 0195360842
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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All adult speakers in Western cultures have life stories argues Charlotte Linde, and the ways in which these life stories are formed and exchanged with others have a powerful effect on all of us. Life stories express our sense of self, who we are and how we got that way. According to Linde, we also use these stories to show that our lives can be understood as coherent, and to assert or negotiate group membership. These life stories take part in the highest level of social constructions, since they are built on cultural assumptions about what is expected in a life, what the norms for a successful life are, and what common or special belief systems are necessary to establish coherence. The life story, illuminated by this engrossing study, is a form of everyday discourse which has not previously been precisely defined or studied. It is an oral, discontinuous unit, consisting of stories which are retold in a variety of forms over a long period of time, and which may be revised and changed as the speaker comes to drop old meanings and add new ones to parts of the life story. The life story is a particularly rich and important area for study, because it represents a crossroads of linguistic structure and social practice. Linde's analysis is of importance to linguistics, as well as having broader implications for anthropology, psychology, and sociology.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Life Stories

Author : Jo Perry-Sumwalt
ISBN : 9780788003301
Genre : Religion
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Category: Religion

Researching Life Stories

Author : Dan Goodley
ISBN : 0415306884
Genre : Social Science
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It has long been argued that 'an age of biography is upon us'; certainly the life-story now has a well-recognised role as a key resource in social research. This book is the first to offer a comprehensive and practical guide to carrying out.
Category: Social Science

How To Write Plays Monologues Or Skits From Life Stories Social Issues Or Current Events

Author : Anne Hart
ISBN : 9780595318667
Genre : Drama
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Learn to interview people of all ages and write their life stories, experiences, highlights, and turning points as events and rites of passages in plays, skits, and monologues. Write radio and Internet-broadcast plays and make videobiographies. Interview people, and write dramatizations for the high-school or older adult audience with performers of all ages. Write for radio, interactive education, multimedia, netcasting, and the stage, video or film using excerpts from the life stories of real people, current events, social issues, and history. Learn to adapt and write multi-cultural, ethnic, and specific niche audience plays, skits, and monologues for the stage. Perform or write life stories from diaries and journals. Choose an audience-older adult, all ages, children, junior and senior high schools/teens, or college students. Then interview people and select excerpts from life stories or news to turn into plays, skits, monologues or videobiographies. Make time capsules or broadcast drama on the Web. Your playwriting skills now can use personal and oral history to develop powerful drama, motivate, and inspire memories. Perform the original three-act play, Coney Island, in this book or the monologue that follows. Write, adapt, or perform plays with multi-ethnic themes for a variety of audiences of all ages.
Category: Drama

Estonian Life Stories

Author : Tiina Kirss
ISBN : 9639776394
Genre : History
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After a short period of independence, Estonia was occupied in World War II by the Red Army, then Nazi Germany, and again, for a lasting occupation, by the Soviets. No wonder that a greater part of the roughly one million Estonians had harshly eventful lives. This anthology contains 25 selected life stories collected from Estonians who lived through the tribulations of the 20th century, and describe the travails of ordinary people under numerous regimes. The autobiographical accounts provide authentic perspectives on events of this period, where time is placed in the context of life-spans, and subjects grounded in personal experience. Most of the life stories reveal sufferings under foreign (Russian) oppression. The product of a large-scale national project to record history by collecting autobiographical accounts, and a process of engaged selection for publication which followed. The variety of life-experiences recorded offers comparison across cultures, as well as an overview of the powerful neighbors as they relinquish and strengthen their hold on Estonia.
Category: History

Life Stories

Author : Maureen O'Connor
ISBN : 9781591585275
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Life Stories

Author : Heather Newbold
ISBN : 0520218965
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Compiles sixteen essays from such well-known scientists as Paul Ehrich, James Lovelock, David Suzuki, and Elliott Norse on the future of their field and the implications of their work.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

L I F E Stories

Author : Alana Lynn Andrews
ISBN : 9781412026000
Genre : Literary Collections
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L.I.F.E. Stories is a collection of experiences concerning after death communication. These individual accounts dramatize occurences of physical gifts received from deaprted loved ones. The narratives contained in this book will help grieving people know that death is not the end of all things; it is a part of the circle of life. Death is a step on this journey that we are all traveling. Our departed loved ones are not gone from us and the cares of this world. The messages of "contact with the beyond" should help others realize that there is something more; that Love is Forever Eternal.
Category: Literary Collections

Life S Stories

Author : Paul Her
ISBN : 9781483608761
Genre : Poetry
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In this third book of poetry, I tried to implement my creative writing side to capture the view of how the world should be as a justified, respected place. By any means, I am not a prophet; I am not predicting the future. I hope as people are reading this book, they can change their views on life, and try to make a difference in this world. I want to give my readers the tools to fuel their minds to not only improve their self-knowledge, but to also help educate the people around them to do an act of kindness. The main goals in my poems are to instill true values, honest morals, and pure integrities to all people. I could only wish that my words can create a positive movement which can impact the world like the Hip-Hop Movement.
Category: Poetry

Life Stories

Author : Dorothy Gallagher
ISBN : 9780307487506
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Here are two acclaimed memoirs in one remarkable volume. In an extraordinarily compelling voice, Dorothy Gallagher tells stories taking us from her parents’ beginnings in the Ukraine to her own childhood in 1940s New York, through the many adventures of her extended family and into her own adult life. Her themes are universal: the fragility of friendship, the power of love, the marital crisis brought on by chronic illness, the role of dumb luck at the heart of life–Gallagher dramatizes her stories with acute insight, strong feeling, and edgy wit. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

New Life Stories

Author : Hilary H. Carter
ISBN : 9781782796626
Genre : Self-Help
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Suffering comes in many forms. From depression to alcoholism, from drug addiction to sudden bereavement, from abuse to burnout, from social anxiety to relationship issues and more. In the hills of northern Thailand is a unique and exciting mindful recovery community where people from all over the world can learn to discover a new life through the practice of mindfulness. In this book, ten of the residents of the New Life Foundation share their own stories, demonstrating how they have benefited through the practice of mindfulness. Their fascinating true-life narratives demonstrate that however far we fall, there is always hope and the opportunity to learn and grow from our experience. The foundation is a registered non-profit organization that aims to provide affordable support for all in need. 100% of the royalties from this book will be donated to New Life.
Category: Self-Help

Life Stories

Author : Linda C. Morice
ISBN : 9781623964924
Genre : Education
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Life Stories: Exploring Issues in Educational History Through Biography consists of 13 essays, each of which offers perspective on one of four key questions that have long drawn scholarly attention: What should schools teach? Who gets to decide? How should educators adapt to a changing world to provide opportunity for all students? How should educators’ experiences be interpreted for future audiences? The book is written to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the International Society for Educational Biography and its journal, Vitae Scholasticae. All of the essays have appeared in the journal, and they are set in a variety of educational environments that span 174 years. Taken together, the essays demonstrate the important contributions that biography can make to educational history. Life Stories would be of interest to educational biographers and historians for use in their own scholarly work. Instructors might also consider assigning Life Stories as a required text in educational history courses.
Category: Education

Life Stories

Author : David Remnick
ISBN : 9780307431387
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of art's purest challenges is to translate a human being into words. The New Yorker has met this challenge more successfully and more originally than any other modern American journal. It has indelibly shaped the genre known as the Profile. Starting with light-fantastic evocations of glamorous and idiosyncratic figures of the twenties and thirties, such as Henry Luce and Isadora Duncan, and continuing to the present, with complex pictures of such contemporaries as Mikhail Baryshnikov and Richard Pryor, this collection of New Yorker Profiles presents readers with a portrait gallery of some of the most prominent figures of the twentieth century. These Profiles are literary-journalistic investigations into character and accomplishment, motive and madness, beauty and ugliness, and are unrivalled in their range, their variety of style, and their embrace of humanity. Including these twenty-eight profiles: “Mr. Hunter’s Grave” by Joseph Mitchell “Secrets of the Magus” by Mark Singer “Isadora” by Janet Flanner “The Soloist” by Joan Acocella “Time . . . Fortune . . . Life . . . Luce” by Walcott Gibbs “Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody” by Ian Frazier “The Mountains of Pi” by Richard Preston “Covering the Cops” by Calvin Trillin “Travels in Georgia” by John McPhee “The Man Who Walks on Air” by Calvin Tomkins “A House on Gramercy Park” by Geoffrey Hellman “How Do You Like It Now, Gentlemen?” by Lillian Ross “The Education of a Prince” by Alva Johnston “White Like Me” by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. “Wunderkind” by A. J. Liebling “Fifteen Years of The Salto Mortale” by Kenneth Tynan “The Duke in His Domain” by Truman Capote “A Pryor Love” by Hilton Als “Gone for Good” by Roger Angell “Lady with a Pencil” by Nancy Franklin “Dealing with Roseanne” by John Lahr “The Coolhunt” by Malcolm Gladwell “Man Goes to See a Doctor” by Adam Gopnik “Show Dog” by Susan Orlean “Forty-One False Starts” by Janet Malcolm “The Redemption” by Nicholas Lemann “Gore Without a Script” by Nicholas Lemann “Delta Nights” by Bill Buford
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Life Stories

Author : Paul E. Richardson
ISBN : 9781880100585
Genre : Fiction
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A novelist catches up with his future... a president is under house arrest after setting off a nuclear war... an off-planet skipper leads a hunt for a mysterious life-giving creature... a single mother protects her disabled son... a man finds serenity in his vacation-emptied city... a woman looks for love in silence... a thunderstorm turns lives upside down... an oligarch makes a unexpected career change... a detective solves a murder and doesn't like what he finds... a family copes with Russia's medieval future... a traveler grapples with Pushkin's killer... a disaffected son mourns his mother... These are just some of the stories in this wonderful collection of original works by 19 leading Russian writers. They are life-affirming stories of love, family, hope, rebirth, mystery and imagination. Masterfully translated by some of the best Russian-English translators working today, these tales reassert the power of Russian literature to affect readers of all cultures in profound and lasting ways. Best of all, 100% of the profits from the sale of this book will go to benefit Russian hospice -- not-for-profit care for fellow human beings who are nearing the end of their own life stories.
Category: Fiction

Real Life Stories Of Supernatural Experiences

Author : Ginnie Siena-Bivona
ISBN : 0974039403
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Collected writings dealing with supernatural encounters or experiences.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Gift Of Stories Practical And Spiritual Applications Of Autobiography Life Stories And Personal Mythmaking

Author : Robert Atkinson
ISBN : 9780313390340
Genre : Social Science
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The stories we tell about ourselves are guided by cultural patterns and enduring elements. The current interest in mythology has made evident how the classic hero's journey represents a theme not only common to all the world's myths, but also our own lives today. The Gift of Stories offers a clear concise basis for understanding the nature and potential of sharing our stories. It provides specific, practical, instructional details for telling our own stories and gives the necessary guidelines for assisting others in telling their life stories. Its basic framework enables individuals with little experience to begin writing about the really important aspects of their lives and understanding how and why the universal elements of the stories we tell contribute to our continuing growth.
Category: Social Science

Trauma And Life Stories

Author : With Graham Dawson
ISBN : 9781134623747
Genre : History
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In this volume leading academics explore the relationship between the experiences of terror and helplessness, the way in which survivors remember and the representation of these memories in the language and form of their life stories.
Category: History

Researching Life Stories And Family Histories

Author : Robert L. Miller
ISBN : 9780761960911
Genre : Social Science
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`A comprehensive, balanced and judicious treatment of biographical methods in social research, made all the more useful to students by its careful delineation of the practicalities involved' - Raymond M Lee, Royal Holloway, University of London Specifically designed for those carrying out biographical, life history or family history research, this concise guide covers the methods and issues involved. The author demonstrates that biographical research is a distinctive way of conceptualizing social activity. The three main approaches to biographical and family history research are covered: - Realist - focused around grounded-theory techniques of interviewing;
Category: Social Science

Life Stories Of Soviet Women

Author : Melanie Ilic
ISBN : 9781135094713
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides a rich picture of what everyday life was like for women in Soviet times by presenting the life stories of eight women who were born in the interwar period. The life stories are told through interviews with the women who were well educated and well placed in Soviet society, often in elite positions, and therefore well able to observe and articulate the wider conditions for Soviet women besides their own personal circumstances. The interviews, which are edited and preceded by a full introduction setting the context, touch on a wide variety of issues: key events in Soviet history; religion and nationalities policies; and women’s everyday experiences of life in the Soviet Union – growing up and going to school; education; falling in love and getting married; giving birth and starting a family; housework and paid employment; travel; leisure and culture; and remembering the past.
Category: Social Science