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Stories pervade our daily lives, from human interest news items, to a business strategy described to a colleague, to daydreams between chores. Stories are what we use to make sense of the world. But how does this work?

In Making Stories, the eminent psychologist Jerome Bruner examines this pervasive human habit and suggests new and deeper ways to think about how we use stories to make sense of lives and the great moral and psychological problems that animate them. Looking at legal cases and autobiography as well as literature, Bruner warns us not to be seduced by overly tidy stories and shows how doubt and double meaning can lie beneath the most seemingly simple case.

About the Author

Jerome Bruneris University Professor at <>New York Universityand the author of many books, including Acts of Meaning; On Knowing; The Process of Education; and Toward a Theory of Instruction(all published by Harvard).

Table of Contents

Preface

1. The Uses of the Story

2. The Legal and the Literary

3. The Narrative Creation of Self

4. So Why Narrative?

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674010994
Author:
Bruner, Jerome S.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Bruner, Jerome
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Reference-Rhetoric
Subject:
Law : Essays
Subject:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
April 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 7 oz

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