Storytelling Rights: The Uses of Oral and Written Texts by Urban Adolescents by Amy ShumanStorytelling Rights: The Uses of Oral and Written Texts by Urban Adolescents by Amy Shuman

Storytelling Rights: The Uses of Oral and Written Texts by Urban Adolescents

byAmy Shuman

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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Based on intensive fieldwork in an urban American junior high school, this original study explores the relationship between oral and written texts in everyday life by analysing tellings and retellings of local events, diaries, writings and discussions.
Title:Storytelling Rights: The Uses of Oral and Written Texts by Urban AdolescentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521030048

ISBN - 13:9780521030045

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Fight stories: what counts is the recounting; 2. Storyability and tellability; 3. Collaborative uses of literacy in the adolescent community; 4. Retellings; 5. Varieties of contextuality; 6. Familiarity and distance: toward a theory of oral and written personal narration; Notes; Bibliography; Index.