Class and narrative accrual: personal troubles and public issues in five vignettes.

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Spokes, Matthew;
(2017)
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This paper develops Bruner’s (1991) notion of narrative accrual, in conjunction with ‘life-stories’ and ‘event-stories’, to focus on the accumulation of experiences as a contributor to working class identity. Situated between Mills’ (1959) personal troubles and public i... View more
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