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An Introduction to Narrative Inquiry

Kathleen Wells

in Narrative Inquiry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195385793
eISBN:
9780199827237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385793.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter introduces the topic of narrative inquiry. It provides a rationale for the use of narrative research methods within social work and related professions, and it notes the relative dearth ... More


Notes on Triangulation: Navigating Latina/o Identity

David J. Vázquez

in Triangulations: Narrative Strategies for Navigating Latino Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673261
eISBN:
9781452947310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673261.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book examines the narrative strategies of Latina/o authors of the late twentieth century and how they use existing identity categories to negotiate complex identities. Many Latina/o authors ... More


From Saint-Domingue to Haiti: Eyewitness Narratives of the Haitian Revolution

in Facing Racial Revolution: Eyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Insurrection

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226675824
eISBN:
9780226675855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675855.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is first-person narratives of the Haitian insurrection of 1791–1804. Nearly all the authors represented here who wrote about events ... More


Narratives of Dislocation in the Novels of Karen Tei Yamashita, Joy Kogawa, and Julie Otsuka

Cynthia F. Wong

in Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872946
eISBN:
9780824877873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay aligns three genealogical “Japanese” narratives. Wong first addresses Yamashita’s novels of migrant Brazil and residential California. Analysis follows of Joy Kogawa’s Obasan with its ... More


The Letters of Menakhem-Mendl and Sheyne-Sheyndl and Motl, the Cantor's Son

Sholem Aleichem

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092462
eISBN:
9780300128635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092462.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book presents an outstanding new translation of two favorite comic novels by the preeminent Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem. The Letters of Menakhem-Mendl and Sheyne-Sheyndl portrays a tumultuous ... More


Addressing the Reader: The Autobiographical Voice

Rachel Ablow

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the increased interest in the autobiographical voice in the nineteenth century. It first discusses the historical context for its popularity. It then places the popularity of ... More


Literary Theory and the Secret Police: Writing and Estranging the Self

in Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film, and the Secret Police in Soviet Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760805
eISBN:
9780804775724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760805.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter, which examines the relationship between literary theory and the secret police through an analysis of the concept of estrangement, explores the works of Viktor Shklovsky and Nicolae ... More


‘Be Me’: I-Vampire/I-Zombie

Stacey Abbott

in Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694907
eISBN:
9781474426725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694907.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the adoption and development of the first person narrative format within vampire, and more recently zombie, film and television. It considers how this trope has contributed to ... More


New Millennial Triangulations

David J. Vázquez

in Triangulations: Narrative Strategies for Navigating Latino Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673261
eISBN:
9781452947310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673261.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This concluding chapter studies how new millennial Latina/o authors constitute forms of opposition that mediate the imagined community of the nation with forms of transnationalism. It focuses on how ... More


Who Is This Stand-Up Comedian?: The Performance of Self

Ian Brodie

in A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461824
eISBN:
9781626740921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461824.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter considers how the stand-up comedian makes claims to further complement social identities that locate her or him in relation to the audience beyond that single pairing of “stand-up ... More


Inaudible Man

Anne McKnight

in Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672851
eISBN:
9781452947327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672851.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter illustrates how Nakagami derived wisdom and ideas from both buraku and African American literary works and then rewrote it into a modernist first-person narrative. It contains close ... More


Narrative Voice and the Short Story

Kevin J. Hayes

in A Journey Through American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199862078
eISBN:
9780190252892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199862078.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the history of the American short story. It examines Washington Irving's The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon (1819–20), which contain the earliest short stories in American ... More


Introduction

in HIV Stories: The Archaeology of AIDS Writing in France, 1985-1988

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235682
eISBN:
9781846313288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235682.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the body of writing on the subject of AIDS that appeared in France between 1985 and 1988. This volume analyzes six texts ... More


Self-Portrait as Socio-Political Documentary

Iván Villarmea Álvarez

in Documenting Cityscapes: Urban Change in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174534
eISBN:
9780231850780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174534.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses two urban self-portraits, Tony Buba's Lightning Over Braddock (1988) and Michael Moore's Roger & Me (1989), in the context of historic urban identities giving way for the ... More


Self-Constitution: The Making of the Self

J. T. Ismael

in How Physics Makes Us Free

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190269449
eISBN:
9780190269470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269449.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter suggests that what is special about being human—that is, about being a self in the sense of a possessor of a first-person deliberative standpoint—is that you have a self-consciously ... More


Becoming a Slavemaster

in Facing Racial Revolution: Eyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Insurrection

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226675824
eISBN:
9780226675855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675855.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter presents an excerpt from a first-person narrative about the Haitian revolution. This manuscript consists of detailed advice for the running of plantations devoted to the various crops ... More


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