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The Resource Coming to narrative : a personal history of paradigm change in the human sciences, Arthur P. Bochner

Coming to narrative : a personal history of paradigm change in the human sciences, Arthur P. Bochner

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Coming to narrative : a personal history of paradigm change in the human sciences
Title
Coming to narrative
Title remainder
a personal history of paradigm change in the human sciences
Statement of responsibility
Arthur P. Bochner
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Language
eng
Summary
"Reflecting on a 50 year university career, Distinguished Professor Arthur Bochner, former President of the National Communication Association, discloses a lived history, both academic and personal, that has paralleled many of the paradigm shifts in the human sciences inspired by the turn toward narrative. He shows how the human sciences--especially in his own areas of interpersonal, family, and communication theory--have evolved from sciences directed toward prediction and control to interpretive ones focused on the search for meaning through qualitative, narrative, and ethnographic modes of inquiry. He outlines the theoretical contributions of such luminaries as Bateson, Laing, Goffman, Henry, Gergen, and Richardson in this transformation. Using diverse forms of narration, Bochner seamlessly layers theory and story, interweaving his professional and personal life with the social and historical contexts in which they developed"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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Bochner, Arthur P.,
Dewey number
  • 300.92
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Writing lives : ethnographic narratives
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  • Bochner, Arthur P
  • Social sciences
  • College teachers
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Coming to narrative : a personal history of paradigm change in the human sciences, Arthur P. Bochner
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-332) and index
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mixed
Contents
Preface: On the Road to Meaning; Chapter One. Drifting Toward an Academic Life: Narrative Legacies; Chapter Two. Graduate Student Socialization: On Becoming a Divided Self; Chapter Three. Staging a Dissertation: Entry into a Professor's Way of Life; Chapter Four. Raising Consciousness and Teaching Things that Matter; Chapter Five. Double Bind: Selling Out or Risking Ruin; Chapter Six. Paradigms Shift: Dark Side of the Moon; Chapter Seven. Taking Chances; Chapter Eight. Between Obligation and Inspiration; Chapter Nine. Seeking a Home in Academia; Chapter Ten. Life's Forward MomentumChapter Eleven. A Twist of Fate; Chapter Twelve. Healing a Divided Self: Narrative Means to Academic Ends; Chapter Thirteen. Finishing Touches: A Sense of an Ending; Epilogue. Story-Truth
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ocn881417496
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unknown
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1 online resource (350 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611327755
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881417496
Label
Coming to narrative : a personal history of paradigm change in the human sciences, Arthur P. Bochner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-332) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Preface: On the Road to Meaning; Chapter One. Drifting Toward an Academic Life: Narrative Legacies; Chapter Two. Graduate Student Socialization: On Becoming a Divided Self; Chapter Three. Staging a Dissertation: Entry into a Professor's Way of Life; Chapter Four. Raising Consciousness and Teaching Things that Matter; Chapter Five. Double Bind: Selling Out or Risking Ruin; Chapter Six. Paradigms Shift: Dark Side of the Moon; Chapter Seven. Taking Chances; Chapter Eight. Between Obligation and Inspiration; Chapter Nine. Seeking a Home in Academia; Chapter Ten. Life's Forward MomentumChapter Eleven. A Twist of Fate; Chapter Twelve. Healing a Divided Self: Narrative Means to Academic Ends; Chapter Thirteen. Finishing Touches: A Sense of an Ending; Epilogue. Story-Truth
Control code
ocn881417496
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (350 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611327755
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881417496

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