Telling Stories to Change the World: Global Voices on the Power of Narrative to Build Community and Make Social Justice Claims

1st Edition

Rickie Solinger, Madeline Fox, Kayhan Irani

Routledge
Published May 19, 2008
Reference - 268 Pages
ISBN 9780415960809 - CAT# RT60800
Series: Teaching/Learning Social Justice

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Summary

Telling Stories to Change the World is a powerful collection of essays about community-based and interest-based projects where storytelling is used as a strategy for speaking out for justice. Contributors from locations across the globe—including Uganda, Darfur, China, Afghanistan, South Africa, New Orleans, and Chicago—describe grassroots projects in which communities use narrative as a way of exploring what a more just society might look like and what civic engagement means. These compelling accounts of resistance, hope, and vision showcase the power of the storytelling form to generate critique and collective action. Together, these projects demonstrate the contemporary power of stories to stimulate engagement, active citizenship, the pride of identity, and the humility of human connectedness.

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