❮Read❯ ➫ Curated Stories Author Sujatha Fernandes – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Storytelling has proliferated today from TED Talks and Humans of New York to a plethora of story coaching agencies and consultants Heartbreaking accounts of poverty mistreatment and struggle may move Storytelling has proliferated today from TED Talks and Humans of New York to a plethora of story coaching agencies and consultants Heartbreaking accounts of poverty mistreatment and struggle may move us deeply But what do they move us to do And what are the stakes in the crafting and use of storytellingIn Curated Stories Sujatha Fernandes considers the rise of storytelling alongside the broader shift to neoliberal free market economies She argues that stories have been reconfigured to promote entrepreneurial self making and restructured as easily digestible soundbites mobilized toward utilitarian ends Fernandes roams the globe and returns with stories from the Afghan Women's Writing Project the domestic workers movement and the undocumented student Dreamer movement in the United States and the Misin Cultura project in Venezuela She shows how the conditions under which certain stories are told the tropes through which they are narrated and the ways in which they are responded to may actually disguise the deeper contexts of global ineuality Curated Stories shift the focus away from structural problems and defuse the confrontational politics of social movementsNot just a critical examination of the contemporary use of narrative and its wider impact on our collective understanding of pressing social issues Curated Stories also explores how storytelling might be reclaimed to allow for the complexity of experience to be expressed in pursuit of transformative social change.
- 256 pages
- Curated Stories
- Sujatha Fernandes
- 23 March 2016 Sujatha Fernandes