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Leslie Paul Thiele and Marshall Young

prudence can be gained from a wide variety of life experiences, but only upon one condition. The experiences in question have to be made meaningful through stories. A penchant for stories is often seen as the vestige of youth. In a mature society, like a

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Adaptation Lived as a Story

Why We Should Be Careful about the Stories We Use to Tell Other Stories

Nicole Klenk

We are storytelling animals ( Gottschall 2012 ). Stories help us make sense of the messiness of life ( Polkinghorne 1988 ) and events that shatter our hopes and dreams; they provide us with the means to inherit our entangled pasts and envision

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Carolyn Podruchny

Anishinaabe William Berens¸ who lived from 1866 to 1947, grew up on the east coast of Lake Winnipeg and was the chief of the Berens River Band from 1917 to 1947. In the 1930s he shared his life, his stories, and his personal and dream experiences with the

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Making Sense of the Remote Areas

Films and Stories from a Tundra Village

Petia Mankova

villagers, this film was just a small part of Sasha’s life and story. After highlighting some of the problems I perceived with the film, I received another reaction of “what a pity that after staying here for so long, he did not get the situation better

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Talking My Way In

Reflections on the Journey of a Lesbian Feminist Queer Rabbi

Elli Tikvah Sarah

present for a day that in a profound sense represented a moment of completion. Of course, I cannot speak for Sheila – merely acknowledge her contribution to the transformation of Jewish life in the UK and honour her memory. The inclusive congregation she

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Children Born of War

A European Research Network Exploring the Life Histories of a Hidden Population

Kimberley Anderson and Sophie Roupetz

the life stories of CBOW to be placed within their local and wider historical context. In addition, since the CHIBOW network attempts to combine data from multiple disciplines, psychological research methods like semistructured interviewing and

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Play of Mirrors

An Encounter of Personal Biographies with Europe’s Journey

Marcos Farias Ferreira

conversations about dreams, longings and the future. As our movements were seldom controlled and our meetings sanctioned by party officials, there were plenty of moments to share our views about life, be that in between classes, at someone’s apartment or some

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Made in Nigeria

Duress and Upwardly Mobile Youth in the Biography of a Young Entrepreneur in Enugu

Inge Ligtvoet

Change in Africa . Leiden : Brill . Buitelaar , Marjo . 2014 . “ ‘Discovering a Different Me’: Discursive Positioning in Life Story Telling over Time .” Women’s Studies International Forum 43 ( 3 ): 30 – 37 . Davies , James . 2010

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Objects of Dispute

Planning, Discourse, and State Power in Post-War France

Edward Welch

broadcasts—all serving to disseminate and tell stories about the urban futures which the scheme would bring to life. 4 Indeed, the Schéma directeur was discursive in its very foundations. Its published form was a map to the scale of 1/100,000 that showed

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Stiles X. Simmons and Karen M. Feathers

think the author wrote this story?” and “How might the story be different if the main characters were of a different gender?” They claim that “these inquiries encourage students to extend their understanding of power relationships and to take action to