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Recent Trends in Using Life Stories for Social and Political Activism

Recent Trends in Using Life Stories for Social and Political Activism Lifestory-sharing sites have never been as popular as today. These sites interpret the act of “sharing” life stories as a form of communal endeavor, and argue that publicly shared life stories will lead to more inclusive communities and to more effective forms of participatory democracy. The present article studies the rhetoric of this new form of lifestory-based activism, and suggests that we need to be cautious about accepting some of its more idealistic claims. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Recent Trends in Using Life Stories for Social and Political Activism

Biography , Volume 34 (1) – Aug 5, 2011

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © Biographical Research Center
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0162-4962
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1529-1456

Abstract

Lifestory-sharing sites have never been as popular as today. These sites interpret the act of “sharing” life stories as a form of communal endeavor, and argue that publicly shared life stories will lead to more inclusive communities and to more effective forms of participatory democracy. The present article studies the rhetoric of this new form of lifestory-based activism, and suggests that we need to be cautious about accepting some of its more idealistic claims.

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BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 5, 2011

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