We Need New Stories

These are some of the questions at the centre of Nesrine Malik's radical and compelling analysis that challenges us to find new narrators whose stories can fill the void and unite us behind a shared vision.

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Author: Nesrine Malik

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 1474610404

Category: Great Britain

Page: 304

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It is becoming clear that the old frames of reference are not working, that the narratives used for decades to stave off progressive causes are being exposed as falsehoods. Six myths have taken hold, ones which are at odds with our lived experience and in urgent need of revision. Has freedom of speech become a cover for promoting prejudice? Has the concept of political correctness been weaponised to avoid ceding space to those excluded from power? Does white identity politics pose an urgent danger? These are some of the questions at the centre of Nesrine Malik's radical and compelling analysis that challenges us to find new narrators whose stories can fill the void and unite us behind a shared vision.

We Need New Stories

A malignant thread has been running through Anglo-American history, and it is made of myths. These are not myths that animate believers into a shared sense of camaraderie and direction.

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Author: Nesrine Malik

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 132400729X

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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A rigorous examination of six political myths used to deflect and discredit demands for social justice.

We Need New Stories

She was just telling herself stories, the same way my grandmother did, and the same way I did when mythologising my new life away from home. Individually and collectively, we need stories. It is a universal impulse.

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Author: Nesrine Malik

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474610438

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 904

'Nesrine Malik writes with urgent eloquence about the world we live in, applying her brilliant mind to some of the most important debates of our age. She's right: we do need new stories. Most of all though, we need this book' Elizabeth Day 'A powerful and persuasive debunking exercise' GUARDIAN It is becoming clear that the old frames of reference are not working, that the narratives used for decades to stave off progressive causes are being exposed as falsehoods. Six myths have taken hold, ones which are at odds with our lived experience and in urgent need of revision. Has freedom of speech become a cover for promoting prejudice? Has the concept of political correctness been weaponised to avoid ceding space to those excluded from power? Does white identity politics pose an urgent danger? These are some of the questions at the centre of Nesrine Malik's radical and compelling analysis that challenges us to find new narrators whose stories can fill the void and unite us behind a shared vision.

It s OK That You re Not OK

They still do. We still need stories. We're hungry for a new cultural narrative. One that actually matches the way we live, one that matches the inside of our hearts more than it matches some made-for-TV movie. If we're going to change ...

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Author: Megan Devine

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781622039081

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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Challenging conventional wisdom on grief, a pioneering therapist offers a new resource for those experiencing loss When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: there is nothing wrong with grief. “Grief is simply love in its most wild and painful form,” says Megan Devine. “It is a natural and sane response to loss.” So, why does our culture treat grief like a disease to be cured as quickly as possible? In It’s OK That You’re Not OK, Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides—as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner—Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, “happy” life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. In this compelling and heartful book, you’ll learn: • Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief • How challenging the myths of grief—doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold—allows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve • Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to “fix” your pain • How to help the people you love—with essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to “solve” grief. Megan writes, “Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.” Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face—in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world. It’s OK That You’re Not OK is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves—and each other—better.

At the Crossroads

Riffing on the novel We Need New Names (2013) by Zimbabwean writer NoViolet Bulawayo, in 2015 journalist Rachel Hamada published a series titled 'We Need New Stories' on the rise of African-authored travel writing in the last decade.

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Author: Rebecca Jones

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781847012227

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ASAUK FAGE & OLIVER PRIZE 2020 'Honorable Mention' for the ALA FIRST BOOK AWARD - SCHOLARSHIP 2021 A path-breaking contribution to the critical literature on African travel writing.

SAGE Biographical Research

But we need larger narratives, stories that connect us to others, to community, to morality and the moral self. At the dawn of a new century, we need new stories. In his writings on Montana and the West, Kittredge (1996) says that we ...

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Author: John Goodwin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446275924

Category: Social Science

Page: 1520

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Biographical research may take a range of forms and may vary in its application and approach but has the unified and coherent aim to give 'voice' to individuals. The central concern of this collection is to assemble articles (from sociology, social psychology, education, health, criminology, social gerontology, epidemiology, management and organizational research) that illustrate the full range of debates, methods and techniques that can be combined under the heading 'biographical research'. Volume One: Biographical Research: Starting Points, Debates and Approaches explores the different biographical methods currently used while locating these within the history of social science methods. Volume Two: Biographical Interviews, Oral Histories and Life Narratives focuses on the more established, interview-based, biographical research methods and considers the analytical strategies used for interview-based biographical research Volume Three: Forms of Life Writing: Letters, Diaries and Auto/Biography considers the value of 'data' contained within letters, diaries and auto/biography and illustrates how this data has been analyzed to reveal biographies and their social context. Volume Four: Other Documents of Life: Photographs, Cyber Documents and Ephemera focuses on the 'other' human documents and objects, like photographs, cyber-documents (emails, blogs, social networking sites, webpages) and other ephemera (such as official documents) that are used extensively in biographical research.

The Uses of Narrative

But we need larger narratives, stories that connect us to others, to community, to morality and the moral self. At the dawn of a new century we need new stories. Speaking of Montana and the West, Kittridge says we need new narratives ...

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Author: Shelley Sclater

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351301985

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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Social scientists increasingly invoke "narrative" in their theory and research. This book explores the wide range of work in sociology, psychology and cultural studies in which narrative approaches have been used to study meaning, subjectivity, politics, and power in concrete contexts.The Uses of Narrative presents a range of case studies, including: Princess Diana's Panorama interview, media coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, memoirs of the wives of scientists who made the first atomic bomb, popular images of gay marriage, and the effect of the "Velvet Revolution" on writing autobiography.The book brings together contributions from European, Australian, and North American researchers, indicating the diversity and potential of narrative approaches. The editors adopt a distinctive and unique psychosocial approach to narrative, and set the individual chapters in the context of three broad themes: culture, life histories, and discourse. The Uses of Narrative complicates, challenges and stimulates--it will be of vital interest to sociologists, psychologists, social theorists, students of cultural studies, and others who are interested in the relationships between meaning, self and society.

The Uses of Narrative

But we need larger narratives, stories that connect us to others, to community, to morality and the moral self. At the dawn of a new century we need new stories. Speaking of Montana and the West, Kittridge says we need new narratives ...

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Author: Molly Andrews

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 0765808161

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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Social scientists increasingly invoke "narrative" in their theory and research. This book explores the wide range of work in sociology, psychology and cultural studies in which narrative approaches have been used to study meaning, subjectivity, politics, and power in concrete contexts. The Uses of Narrative presents a range of case studies, including: Princess Diana's Panorama interview, media coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, memoirs of the wives of scientists who made the first atomic bomb, popular images of gay marriage, and the effect of the "Velvet Revolution" on writing autobiography. The book brings together contributions from European, Australian, and North American researchers, indicating the diversity and potential of narrative approaches. The editors adopt a distinctive and unique psychosocial approach to narrative, and set the individual chapters in the context of three broad themes: culture, life histories, and discourse. The Uses of Narrative complicates, challenges and stimulates--it will be of vital interest to sociologists, psychologists, social theorists, students of cultural studies, and others who are interested in the relationships between meaning, self and society. Molly Andrews, Shelley Day Sclater and Corinne Squire are co-directors of the Centre for Narrative Research in the Social Sciences, University of East London. Amal Treacher is co-director of the Centre for Adoption and Identity Studies, University of East London. "...For us, the main attractions were the range of topics covered and the inclusive approach to theorizing. Albeit, this is not a book for the faint-hearted; if the reader is willing to engage on a variety of levels then it has a great deal to offer in terms of illuminating and opening up an expansive appreciation of the narrative turn.'"--Christine Horrocks and Nancy Kelly, Feminism and Psychology

Lines of Narrative

But we need larger narratives, stories that connect us to others, to community, to morality and the moral self. At the dawn of a new century we need new stories. Speaking of Montana and the West, Kittridge says we need new narratives ...

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Author: Molly Andrews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134547500

Category: History

Page: 224

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This volume brilliantly advances our understanding of the use of narrative in the social sciences. It brings together contemporary work on narrative theory and methods and presents a fascinating range of case-studies, from Princess Diana's Panorama interview to the memoirs of the wives of US nuclear scientists.

Interpretive Interactionism

But we need larger narratives , stories that connect us to others , to community , to morality and the moral self . At the dawn of a new century , we need new stories . In his writings on Montana and the West , Kittredge ( 1996 ) says ...

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Author: Norman K. Denzin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761915141

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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The expanded and updated second edition includes information on how interpretive work can be used to further the workings of a free, democratic society and new coverage of narratives and sacred places and new writing forms such as layered texts.

Wonder and Education

What we need, therefore, as Kingsnorth writes, are new stories, because stories have the power to change what we care about: If we are indeed teetering on the edge of a massive change in how we live, in how human society itself is ...

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Author: Anders Schinkel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350071919

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Many people, whether educators or not, will agree that an education that does not inspire wonder is barren. Wonder is commonly perceived as akin to curiosity, as stimulating inquiry, and as something that enhances pleasure in learning, but there are many experiences of wonder that do not have an obvious place in education. In Wonder and Education, Anders Schinkel theorises a kind of wonder with less obvious yet fundamental educational importance which he calls 'contemplative wonder'. Contemplative wonder disrupts frameworks of understanding that are taken for granted and perceived as natural and draws our attention to the world behind our constructions, sparking our interest in the world as something worth attending to for its own sake rather than for our purposes. It opens up space for the consideration of (radical) alternatives wherever it occurs, and in many cases is linked with deep experiences of value; therefore, it is not just important for education in general, but also, more specifically, for moral and political education.

Growing Stories from India

because we do not have a good story. We are between stories.”69 Philosopher Arran Gare and environmental ethicists Rebecca Raglon, Marion Scholtmeijer, Anthony Weston, and Jim Cheney join Berry in asserting that we need new stories ...

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Author: A. Whitney Sanford

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813134123

Category: Nature

Page: 269

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The costs of industrial agriculture are astonishing in terms of damage to the environment, human health, animal suffering, and social equity, and the situation demands that we expand our ecological imagination to meet this crisis. In response to growing dissatisfaction with the existing food system, farmers and consumers are creating alternate models of production and consumption that are both sustainable and equitable. In Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture, author A. Whitney Sanford uses the story of the deity Balaram and the Yamuna River as a foundation for discussing the global food crisis and illustrating the Hindu origins of agrarian thought. By employing narrative as a means of assessing modern agriculture, Sanford encourages us to reconsider our relationship with the earth. Merely creating new stories is not enough -- she asserts that each story must lead to changed practices. Growing Stories from India demonstrates that conventional agribusiness is only one of many options and engages the work of modern agrarian luminaries to explore how alternative agricultural methods can be implemented.

Storying the World

She argues compellingly that if we are going to learn how “to live in community with all life” then we must “be guided ... We need new stories, more complex and intricate and eloquent narratives that conceive and compose and imagine our ...

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Author: Rita Irwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429655340

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Bringing together Carl Leggo’s most significant contributions over the past 30 years, this book celebrates his work in curriculum studies, English language arts, literacy and life writing, poetry, and arts education. Organized around three thematic sections—Loving Language, Narrating Ruminations, and Storying the World—the volume highlights his efforts across interrelated fields of inquiry, including narrative and poetic inquiry, contemplative inquiry, and social fiction. The text extends the discussion and conversation of curriculum studies and is greatly enhanced with a selection of original poetry by this incomparable poet, scholar, and teacher. Carl Leggo is renowned not only for his ground-breaking work at the University of British Colombia, but also for his tremendous influence on graduate education across the English-speaking world. This volume honours that immense contribution in today’s time of academic change and development.

Teaching Transformation

We need different stories about reality, stories that enable us to question the status quo and transform our existing situations. We neednewstories informed by connectionist thinking and infused with the recognition of our ...

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Author: A. Keating

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230604988

Category: Education

Page: 276

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Drawing on indigenous belief systems and recent work in critical 'race' studies and multicultural-feminist theory, Keating provides detailed step-by-step suggestions, based on her own teaching experiences, designed to anticipate and change students' resistance to social-justice issues. It offers a holistic approach to theory and practice.

The Story Cookbook

We are living in complex, challenging and uncertain times, which demands new ways of thinking and being. More than ever we need stories to connect us rather than divide us, we need stories to heal rather than hurt, and we need stories ...

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Author: Andrew Rixon

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527519411

Category: Psychology

Page: 373

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Stories and storytelling represent powerful creative processes for communication and change across personal, organisational and community contexts. With over 80 activities collected from contributors around the world, The Story Cookbook is one of the most comprehensive collections of story-based activities currently available. The book, organised by menu courses, provides the reader with a treasure trove of activities ranging from elegant relationship-building story techniques to more complex story processes such as quantum storytelling, genre bending and provenance. Designed in an easy-to-follow format, the smorgasbord of storytelling ideas that fill this book provide rich pickings to apply and adapt for all sorts of situations. This enticing resource is a must-read for consultants, facilitators, educators, change makers and leaders interested in working with story and narrative techniques for positive change in individuals, organisations and communities.

The New Better Off

Speaking at the Aspen Institute, he said: “We do want to be regulated. We do want to play by the ... We need to tell new stories—which is to say we need to create a new culture. the wisdom of enough MAKING SOUND FINANCIAL DECISIONS IN A.

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Author: Courtney E. Martin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781580055802

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Are we living the good life—and what defines 'good', anyway? Americans today are constructing a completely different framework for success than their parents' generation, using new metrics that TEDWomen speaker and columnist Courtney Martin has termed collectively the "New Better Off". The New Better Off puts a name to the American phenomenon of rejecting the traditional dream of a 9-to-5 job, home ownership, and a nuclear family structure—illuminating the alternate ways Americans are seeking happiness and success. Including commentary on recent changes in how we view work, customs and community, marriage, rituals, money, living arrangements, and spirituality, The New Better Off uses personal stories and social analysis to explore the trends shaping our country today. Martin covers growing topics such as freelancing, collaborative consumption, communal living, and the breaking down of gender roles. The New Better Off is about the creative choices individuals are making in their vocational and personal lives, but it’s also about the movements, formal and informal, that are coalescing around the New Better Off idea—people who are reinventing the social safety net and figuring out how to truly better their own communities.

Animal Narratology

I also suggest, however, that we need new templates for constructing our stories. As indicated above, the dominant narrative model holds that story cannot exist in the absence of conflict, yet this perspective seems exceptionally ...

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Author: Joela Jacobs

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783039283484

Category: Social Science

Page: 454

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Animal Narratology interrogates what it means to narrate, to speak—speak for, on behalf of—and to voice, or represent life beyond the human, which is in itself as different as insects, bears, and dogs are from each other, and yet more, as individual as a single mouse, horse, or puma. The varied contributions to this interdisciplinary Special Issue highlight assumptions about the human perception of, attitude toward, and responsibility for the animals that are read and written about, thus demonstrating that just as “the animal” does not exist, neither does “the human”. In their zoopoetic focus, the analyses are aware that animal narratology ultimately always contains an approximation of an animal perspective in human terms and terminology, yet they make clear that what matters is how the animal is approximated and that there is an effort to approach and encounter the non-human in the first place. Many of the analyses come to the conclusion that literary animals give readers the opportunity to expand their own points of view both on themselves and others by adopting another’s perspective to the degree that such an endeavor is possible. Ultimately, the contributions call for a recognition of the many spaces, moments, and modes in which human lives are entangled with those of animals—one of which is located within the creative bounds of storytelling.

Survivance Sovereignty and Story

In the words of some of my own students, “We need new words, and we need new stories.” That's why this kind of effort is worth it every time. For me to remain silent is to be complicit with the stories that silenced my Lenape ancestors ...

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Author: Lisa King

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9780874219968

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Focusing on the importance of discussions about sovereignty and of the diversity of Native American communities, Survivance, Sovereignty, and Story offers a variety of ways to teach and write about indigenous North American rhetorics. These essays introduce indigenous rhetorics, framing both how and why they should be taught in US university writing classrooms. Contributors promote understanding of American Indian rhetorical and literary texts and the cultures and contexts within which those texts are produced. Chapters also supply resources for instructors, promote cultural awareness, offer suggestions for further research, and provide examples of methods to incorporate American Indian texts into the classroom curriculum. Survivance, Sovereignty, and Story provides a decolonized vision of what teaching rhetoric and writing can be and offers a foundation to talk about what rhetoric and pedagogical practice can mean when examined through American Indian and indigenous epistemologies and contemporary rhetorics. Contributors include Joyce Rain Anderson, Resa Crane Bizzaro, Qwo-Li Driskill, Janice Gould, Rose Gubele, Angela Haas, Jessica Safran Hoover, Lisa King, Kimberli Lee, Malea D. Powell, Andrea Riley-Mukavetz, Gabriela Raquel Ríos, and Sundy Watanabe.

Communicating the Climate Crisis

Our internal stories can become self-fulfilling prophesies (“I locked the door, so no one broke in,” or “I didn't ... We need new stories to envision a positive future, shape meaning, and create possibilities for new types of action.

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Author: Julia B Corbett

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781793638038

Category:

Page: 252

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Communicating the Climate Crisis lays out fresh directions and strategies for creating a new story of hope through action--not as isolated and "guilty" consumers, but as social actors who use emotional resilience, climate conversations, justice, and faith to break the current social inertia and create a desired future.

Ethical Leadership

emphasizes the concept of story , arguing that effective leaders create new stories . We need new stories in corporate America . We need stories of people who understand and appreciate the interconnected web of all existence .

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Author: Richard Bellingham

Publisher: Human Resource Development

ISBN: 0874257387

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 124

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Increase your competitive advantage by taking a proactive approach to ethics-this book provides a road map for corporate leaders that show you how. Ethical Leadership will inspire your organization to elevate the level of its relationships with stakeholders and key constituents. It provides a powerful wake-up call that can result in higher revenues and more enduring relationships with customers, employees, and stakeholders. Ethical Leadership is full of steps and strategies to help organizations take a hard look at the way they do business, decide what changes are required, and transform principles into action.