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Telling Stories to Change the World Global Voices on the Power of Narrative to Build Community and Make Social Justice Claims

ISBN-10: 0415960800
ISBN-13: 9780415960809
Edition: 2008
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Description: Telling Stories to Change the World is a powerful collection of essays about community-based and interest-based projects where storytelling is used as a strategy for speaking out for justice. Contributors from locations across the globe-including  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078

Telling Stories to Change the World is a powerful collection of essays about community-based and interest-based projects where storytelling is used as a strategy for speaking out for justice. Contributors from locations across the globe-including Uganda, Darfur, China, Afghanistan, South Africa, New Orleans, and Chicago-describe grassroots projects in which communities use narrative as a way of exploring what a more just society might look like and what civic engagement means. These compelling accounts of resistance, hope, and vision showcase the power of the storytelling form to generate critique and collective action. Together, these projects demonstrate the contemporary power of stories to stimulate engagement, active citizenship, the pride of identity, and the humility of human connectedness.

Rickie Solinger is the author ofPregnancy and Power: A Short History of Reproductive Politics in AmericaandWake Up Little Susie: Single Pregnancy and Race before Rose v. Wade,among other books. She is the editor ofAbortion Wars (UC Press). Paula C. Johnson is Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law and the author ofInner Lives: Voices of African American Women in Prison.Attorney Martha L. Raimon has directed the Incarcerated Mothers Law Project at the Women's Prison Association and is now Senior Associate at Center for the Study of Social Policy. Tina Reynolds is Co-founder and Chair of Women on the Rise Telling Her Story (WORTH) and adjunct lecturer at York College/CUNY. Ruby C. Tapia is Associate Professor of Comparative Studies and Women's Studies at The Ohio State University and the author ofBreeding Ghosts: Race, Death, and the Maternal in Visual Culture.

Fox is an organizer, a performer, an educator, and a practitioner of participatory action research, and a doctoral student in the Department of Social Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center

Kayhan Irani is an artist and activist, and is currently an APPEX Fellow at UCLA, World Arts and Culture Department.

Series Editor's Introduction
Introduction
"The Language of the People Was Born:" Stories in the Service of Healing, Tradition, Cultural Vitality, History
Zuni River-Shiwinan K'yawinanne: Cultural Confluence
The Memory Book Project in Kampala, Uganda: "We're Not Going to Die Today or Tomorrow"
Telling the Truth: How Breaking Silence Brought Redemption to One Mississippi Town
"Our Ancestors Danced Like This:" Maya Youth Respond to Genocide through Ancestral Arts
An Unlikely Alliance: Germans and Jews Collaborate to Teach the Lessons of the Holocaust
Storytelling in SisterSong and the Voices of Feminism Project
"This Needs Urgent Attention:" Stories in the Service of Protecting, Defending, Building Audience and Allies
"Our Stories, Told By Us:" The Neighborhood Story Project in New Orleans
A Story of Suicide and Social Change in Contemporary China
Depo Diaries and the Power of Stories
Immigrant Stories in the Hudson Valley
Our Stories, Their Decisions Voter Education Project
Drawing Attention to Darfur
Insan Natak: Phoenix or Dodo in Lahore
Everyone Needs to Know: Five Stories about AIDS and Art in India
"Weaving Freedom into New Tongues:" Stories in the Service of Challenging and Transforming Beliefs
The We That Sets Us Free: Imagining a World without Prisons
Hearing the Great Ancestors and "Women Living Under Muslim Laws"
Creating a Forum: LGBTQ Youth and The Home Project in Chicago
From Storytelling to Community Development: Jaghori, Afghanistan
Sins Invalid: Disability, Dancing, and Claiming Beauty
The Power and the Limits of Stories
Introduction
Anne Braden, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Rigoberta Menchu: Using Personal Narrative to Build Activist Movements
Trafficking Trauma: Intellectual Property Rights and the Political Economy of Traumatic Storytelling in South Africa
Imagining Cuba: Storytelling and the Politics of Exile
Stories in Law

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