Narrative Transformations

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Abstract

Narrative is changing globally. Stories, genres, and languages themselves shift. The relevance of such change to psychological anthropology may be clearest vis-à-vis emotional genres like lament, but new communicative forms are shaping shared subjectivities - widely shared identities. These shifts putatively reflect a grand narrative, the meta-story we call modernity. A limited version of this claim is embraced, based on evidence that newer forms of narrative participation can fit the so-called age of the spectacle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Psychological Anthropology
Subtitle of host publicationModernity and Psychocultural Change
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Pages123-139
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9780631225973
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 26 2007

Keywords

  • Aids
  • Cultural globalization
  • Iranian shias
  • Narrative
  • Reference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Wilce, J. M. (2007). Narrative Transformations. In A Companion to Psychological Anthropology: Modernity and Psychocultural Change (pp. 123-139). Blackwell Publishing Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470996409.ch8