Memory, Identity, Community: The Idea of Narrative in the Human Sciences
Lewis P. Hinchman, Sandra K. Hinchman
State University of New York Press, Apr 17, 1997 - Philosophy - 393 pages
"...Documents the resurrection, in the last few decades, of the importance of narrative to the study of individuals and groups. The editors propose that the human sciences are undergoing a paradigm shift away from nomological models and toward a more humanistic language in which narrative plays a complex and controversial role. Narratives...help to make experience intelligible, to crystallize personal identity, and to constitute and nurture community. The fifteen articles in this collection, organized into sections dealing with memory, identity, and community, are by noted scholars representing a wide variety of disciplines, including philosophy, history, religion, communication, environmental studies, political science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and law..."--back cover.