Why Narrative Now? Marking a Decade of Narrative Inquiry in Music Education

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Abstract

I've often wondered whether, in some deep sense, we have a need for narrative, for stories.... Odd that nobody has ever labeled our species Homo narrans rather than Homo sapiens! Sharing and creating common stories surely holds us together as a species as firmly, if not more so, as our shared knowledge of the world. And besides, as others have remarked, we not only know the rules of story-making but use and restrain our narrative gift in a manner that makes human culture possible.(p. 8) Bruner's distinctions between ...
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-13
JournalBulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education
Issue number210-211
StatePublished - 2017

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