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Wisdom of Storytelling in an Information Age : A Collection of Talks - Amy E. Spaulding

Wisdom of Storytelling in an Information Age

A Collection of Talks

Paperback Published: 28th August 2004
ISBN: 9780810850446
Number Of Pages: 190

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Contemporary storytelling provides a welcome refuge for those seeking the antidote to the increasingly impersonal experiences of the technology age. Bare data and facts don't always have the ability to inspire or teach, but storytelling, if effective, will always touch its audience. Spaulding has compiled and provided written analysis for a series of talks covering subjects all relating to the importance of storytelling here and now in the 'Age of Information'. She campaigns for the 'Virtual Reality of the Mind', and discusses the Story as Social Glue, driving home the point that the word is mightier than the word processor.

...meticulously researched and documented...among the most valuable purchases of the year for librarians, teachers, and media specialists, primarily because the documentation could be priceless for budget, program, and services planning at all age levels.--VOYA

Introduction : what is the wisdom in storytelling?p. 1
The importance of story and narrative thinkingp. 9
Story as a way of making meaning and building communityp. 25
Reading as work, story as playp. 45
Imagining informationp. 63
Story is deeper than actionp. 81
Virtual reality of the mind : storyp. 103
Ironworker or ancient mariner : tales that must be toldp. 121
Myth in an age of informationp. 145
Conclusion : story as social gluep. 161
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ISBN: 9780810850446
ISBN-10: 0810850443
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 28th August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.43  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.25