CH23+Narrative+Paradigm

CH23+Narrative+Paradigm - G201: Intro to Communication...

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G201: Intro to Communication Theory Fall 2010 1 Walter Fisher * * * Conceptual framework * Way of viewing world * “universal” interpretive lens * * Humans are storytelling creatures * Stories create and persuade * Stories guide and inform our lives * Interpret & make sense of life with narrative * * Breaking up is hard to do * Break-up songs * Other examples? * * “Rational” to “Narrative” * * People = essentially rational * People = essentially storytellers RATIONAL PARADIGM NARRATIVE PARADIGM
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G201: Intro to Communication Theory Fall 2010 2 * * People = essentially rational * Decisions based on arguments * People = essentially storytellers * Decisions based on “good reasons” RATIONAL PARADIGM NARRATIVE PARADIGM * * People = essentially rational * Decisions based on arguments * Speaking situation determines argument * People = essentially storytellers * Decisions based on “good reasons” * Character, culture, values influence “good reasons” RATIONAL PARADIGM NARRATIVE PARADIGM
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