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Theorists & Bibliography

Michael Jackson
Is the author of The Politics of Storytelling: Violence, Transgression and Intersubjectivity, ”an anthropological exploration of Hannah Arendt’s view that storytelling is never sumpky a matter of creating either personal or social meanings, but an aspect of ”the subjective in-between” in which a multiplicity of private and public interests are always problematically in play(Arendt 1958:182-184)”. The book deals with how people use storytelling to deal with their experiences. Michael Jackson is an anthropologist, and is the founder of existential anthropology, a non-traditional

sub-field of anthropology using ethnographic methods and drawing on traditions of phenomenology, existentialism, and critical theory, as well as American pragmatism, in exploring the human condition from the perspectives of both lifeworlds and worldviews, histories and biographies, collective representations and individual realities.

Jerome Bruner
World renounced psychologist. who has made significant contributions to human cognitive psychology and cognitive learning theory in educational psychology. Bruner is currently a senior research fellow at the New York University School of Law. He received a B.A. in 1937 from Duke University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1941.

Professor Kirsten Drotner
Is a dr.phil and professor of media science at the Institute of Cultural Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark, where she also leads the national research center DREAM, that works with museums, and science centers on analysation and design of creative and digital learning processes. 

 

Professor Marianne Horsdal
Is a professor in Educational Research at the University of Southern Denmark. She is seen as a key international specialist in the study of narratives. She is the author of At læse, at huske, at være, gensyn med fortællingen and Telling Lives: Exploring dimensions of narratives.  

 

Elinor Ochs
Elinor Ochs is an American linguistic anthropologist, and professor of Anthropology at University of California, Los Angeles.