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Telling Stories The Use of Personal Narratives in the Social Sciences and History

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ISBN-10: 0801473926

ISBN-13: 9780801473920

Edition: 2008

Authors: Mary Jo Maynes, Jennifer L. Pierce, Barbara Laslett

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In Telling Stories, Mary Jo Maynes, Jennifer L. Pierce, and Barbara Laslett argue that personal narratives-autobiographies, oral histories, life history interviews, and memoirs-are an important research tool for understanding the relationship between people and their societies. Gathering examples from throughout the world and from premodern as well as contemporary cultures, they draw from labor history and class analysis, feminist sociology, race relations, and anthropology to demonstrate the value of personal narratives for scholars and students alike. Telling Stories explores why and how personal narratives should be used as evidence, and the methods and pitfalls of their use. The authors…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 7/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English