Beyond Narrative Coherence

Editors
| University of Tampere
| Linköping University
| Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged
| University of East London
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Beyond Narrative Coherence reconsiders the way we understand and work with narratives. Even though narrators tend to strive for coherence, they also add complexity, challenge canonical scripts, and survey lives by telling highly perplexing and contradictory stories. Many narratives remain incomplete, ambiguous, and contradictory. Obvious coherence cannot be the sole moral standard, the only perspective of reading, or the criterion for selecting and discarding research material. Beyond Narrative Coherence addresses the limits and aspects of narrative (dis)cohering by offering a rich theoretical and historical background to the debate. Limits of narrative coherence are discussed from the perspective of three fields of life that often threaten the coherence of narrative: illness, arts, and traumatic political experience. The authors of the book cover a wide range of disciplines such as psychology, sociology, arts studies, political science and philosophy.
[Studies in Narrative, 11]  2010.  vi, 196 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Beyond narrative coherence: An introduction
Matti Hyvärinen, Lars-Christer Hydén, Marja Saarenheimo and Maria Tamboukou
1–15
Weird stories: Brain, mind, and self
Maria I. Medved and Jens Brockmeier
17–32
Identity, self, narrative
Lars-Christer Hydén
33–48
‘Mind-reading’, a method for understanding the broken narrative of an aphasic man
Tarja Aaltonen
49–66
Broken narratives, visual forces: Letters, paintings and the event
Maria Tamboukou
67–86
Artists-in-progress: Narrative Identity of the Self as Another
Linda Sandino
87–102
Breaking of self-narrative as a means of reorientation?
Vilma Hänninen and Anja Koski-Jännes
103–119
“There is no fear in my lexicon” vs. “You are not normal if you won’t be scared” : A qualitative semiotic analysis of the ‘broken’ discourse of Israeli bus drivers who experienced terror attacks
Alison Stern Perez, Yishai Tobin and Shifra Sagy
121–146
Beyond narrative: The shape of traumatic testimony
Molly Andrews
147–166
Afterword: ‘Even Amidst’: Rethinking Narrative Coherence
Mark Freeman
167–186
Index
191–196
List of contributors
187–189
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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