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SUNY Press

English - 300 pages - ISBN-10: 0791451925 - ISBN-13: 9780791451922

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Despite the amount of storytelling in social movements, little attention has been paid to narrative as a form of movement discourse or as a mode of social interaction. Stories of Change is a systematic study of narrative as well as a demonstration of the power of narrative analysis to illuminate many features of contemporary social movements. Davis includes a wide array of stories of change—stories of having been harmed or wronged, stories of conflict with unjust authorities, stories of liberation and empowerment, and stories of strategic success and failure. By showing how these stories are a powerful vehicle for producing, regulating, and diffusing shared meaning, the contributors explore movement stories, their functions, and the conditions under which they are created and performed. They show how narrative study can illuminate social movement emergence, recruitment, internal dynamics, and identity building.

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Michael Anderson

This is one of the best books that I have read so far in my life. You won't be disappointed.

Kelly Cunningham

Exciting to read and hard to put down

Ethan Peltier

Incredible This book took over my life and I could not put it down.

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