Gift of Story Narrating Hope in a Postmodern World

ISBN-10: 1932792473

ISBN-13: 9781932792478

Edition: 2006

Authors: Mark Eaton, Emily Griesinger

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List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publication date: 3/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Mark Eaton is the MD and operations director of Amnis a consultancy specializing in helping organisations to prepare for, implement and sustain improvement using a combination of Strategic Planning, Lean/Sigma and Change Management approaches. Formerly the Director of the DTi and RDA Funded Manufacturing Advisory Service, Chair of the IET's Manufacturing Professional Network and a member of the Manufacturing Industries Division of the IMECHE, Mark is an Engineer by training but has spent the last 15 years involved in service improvement, business improvement and Lean in a variety of sectors. A frequent presenter at conferences, workshops and master classes Mark has also written the book 'Lean for Practitioners' .

Emily Griesinger is professor of English at Azusa Pacific University.

Introduction: Narrating Hope in a Postmodern World
The Postmodern Condition
Inventing Hope: The Question of Belief in Don DeLillo's Novels
Voices from Within: Gloria Anzaldua, bell hooks, and Roberta Bondi
Time for Hope: The Sixth Sense, American Beauty, Memento, and Twelve Monkeys
Beyond Futility: American Beauty and the Book of Ecclesiastes
The Valley of Despair
Prosaic Grace: Doris Betts's Souls Raised from the Dead
Narrative Bones: Amy Tan's Bonesetter's Daughter and Hugh Cook's Homecoming Man
Hope from a Radio: Jurek Becker's Jakob the Liar
Friendship and Hope: Elie Wiesel's The Town Beyond the Wall
Resisting the Night
A Passion for the Impossible: Richard Rorty, John Okada, and James Baldwin
The Prophetic Burden: James Baldwin as a Latter-Day Jeremiah
Reconciliation and Hope: Confessional Narratives in South Africa
Adversity and Grace
Hope in Hard Times: Moments of Epiphany in Illness Narratives
Geographies of Hope: Kathleen Norris and David Lynch
Attunement and Healing: The Fisher King
The Gift of Grace: Isak Dinesen's Babette's Feast
Hope and the Imagination
The Redress of Imagination: Bernard MacLaverty's Grace Notes
The Search for "Deeper Magic": J. K. Rowling and C. S. Lewis
J. R. R. Tolkien: Postmodern Visionary of Hope
Works Cited
List of Contributors
Index of Names
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