Storytelling, Self, Society


Vol. 13, No. 2, Fall

What Is Storytelling in the Higher Education Classroom?
Storytelling is popular and engaging, but also difficult. Professors in various disciplines who would like to use stories in their classrooms ask questions such as: "What stories are a part of the curriculum?" or "What constitutes a story?" This special...
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Vol. 12, No. 2, Fall

"Don't Lie to Us-We're from Detroit.": An Ethnographic Study of the Moth Detroit StorySLAM
Bars have always been the place to find beer-fortified raconteurs. Recently, however, the storytelling frame has shifted. Tellers are now holding microphones as well as pints, and tickets are being sold. Now in dimly lit bars and nightclubs you may find...
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Vol. 11, No. 2, Fall

“There’s a Crocodile!”: Training Preschool Teachers to Engage Children through Interactive Oral Storytelling
Maria, a preschool teacher, "put the book down," as she had learned to do, and began telling the children the story Ruby in Her Own Time (Emmett), encouraging them to repeat phrases and copy motions. She invited the children to imagine being a duck hatching...
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Research Ethics: A Family Story
"Okay, we're on air," I say, leaning over the audio recorder to make sure my voice can be heard. Two participants sit across from me on a worn, brown, J leather couch. Rather than relax into the familiar embrace of the furniture, I teeter on the edge....
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Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring

Characters in Political Storytelling
IntroductionMany of the stories that are most effective in politics are not told. Instead, they are alluded to. A politician might refer to "the Horatio Alger story," assuming that his audience knows that his point is about the importance of pulling...
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Never Forget: March of the Living and Place-Based Holocaust Storytelling
As twenty-first-century Jewish educators, we have repeatedly seen Jewish teens look upon the systematic murder of six million of their people by Nazi Germany-a historical event that occurred more than seventy years ago-almost as they would another one...
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