Narrative Transformations

James M. Wilce

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Narrative is changing globally. Stories, genres, and languages themselves shift. The relevance of such change to psychological anthropology may be clearest vis-à-vis emotional genres like lament, but new communicative forms are shaping shared subjectivities - widely shared identities. These shifts putatively reflect a grand narrative, the meta-story we call modernity. A limited version of this claim is embraced, based on evidence that newer forms of narrative participation can fit the so-called age of the spectacle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Psychological Anthropology
Subtitle of host publicationModernity and Psychocultural Change
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9780631225973
StatePublished - Nov 26 2007


  • Aids
  • Cultural globalization
  • Iranian shias
  • Narrative
  • Reference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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