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Performing bodies : narrative, representation, and children's storytelling

Mallan, Kerry M. (2003) Performing bodies : narrative, representation, and children's storytelling. Post Pressed, Australia, Queensland, Flaxton.

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Abstract

'Children appear to know the importance of storytelling as if by instinct. From a very early age their play takes the form of story; sometimes they term their story play "pretend." ...They delight in using what comes to hand; they are small bricoleurs who make barbecues or bowls out of sticks of wood, or who fashion snowballs that make noise and need to be hushed, or who build tents or caves with a blanket...Mallan's book is an important contribution to our understanding of how story works and of how storytelling functions as a social, political, and educative activity.'

Professor Roderick McGillis, University of Calgary, Canada

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ID Code: 19550
Item Type: Book
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Keywords: storytelling, performativity, performance, narrative
ISBN: 1876682493
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified (190499)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Gender Sexuality and Education (130308)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Post Pressed
Deposited On: 14 Apr 2009 08:35
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 22:58

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