Activating the Heart: Storytelling, Knowledge Sharing, and Relationship (Indigenous Studies) (Paperback)

Activating the Heart: Storytelling, Knowledge Sharing, and Relationship (Indigenous Studies) By Julia Christensen (Editor), Christopher Cox (Editor), Lisa Szabo-Jones (Editor) Cover Image
By Julia Christensen (Editor), Christopher Cox (Editor), Lisa Szabo-Jones (Editor)
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Activating the Heart is an exploration of storytelling as a tool for knowledge production and sharing to build new connections between people and their histories, environments, and cultural geographies. The collection pays particular attention to the significance of storytelling in Indigenous knowledge frameworks and extends into other ways of knowing in works where scholars have embraced narrative and story as a part of their research approach.

In the first section, Storytelling to Understand, authors draw on both theoretical and empirical work to examine storytelling as a way of knowing. In the second section, Storytelling to Share, authors demonstrate the power of stories to share knowledge and convey significant lessons, as well as to engage different audiences in knowledge exchange. The third section, Storytelling to Create, contains three poems and a short story that engage with storytelling as a means to produce or create knowledge, particularly through explorations of relationship to place.

The result is an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural dialogue that yields important insights in terms of qualitative research methods, language and literacy, policy-making, human-environment relationships, and healing. This book is intended for scholars, artists, activists, policymakers, and practitioners who are interested in storytelling as a method for teaching, cross-cultural understanding, community engagement, and knowledge exchange.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781771122191
ISBN-10: 1771122196
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publication Date: June 8th, 2018
Pages: 220
Language: English
Series: Indigenous Studies