Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory

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Stories told within institutions play a powerful role, helping to define not only the institution itself, but also its individual members. How do institutions use stories? How do those stories both preserve the past and shape the future? To what extent does narrative construct both collective and individual identity? Charlotte Linde's unique and far-reaching study addresses these questions by looking at the interplay of narratives, memory, and identity in a large insurance company. Her detailed ethnography looks at the ...

Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195140286

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Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195140293

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