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Curated Stories: The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling

Sujatha Fernandes


In the contemporary era we have seen a proliferation of storytelling activities, from the phenomenon of TED talks and Humans of New York to a plethora of story-coaching agencies and consultants. Curated Stories seeks to understand the rise of this storytelling culture alongside a broader shift to neoliberal free market economies. The book shows how in the turn to free market orders, stories have been reconfigured to promote liberal and neoliberal self-making and are restructured as easily digestible soundbites mobilized toward utilitarian ends. The reader is taken to several sites around the w ... More

Keywords: storytelling, narrative, stories, social movements, advocacy, statecraft, philanthropy, subjectivity, neoliberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190618049
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618049.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sujatha Fernandes, author
Professor, University of Sydney