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dc.contributor.advisorBrowning, Larry D.en
dc.creatorZeid, Heba-T-Allah Wagdien
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-30T18:14:20Z
dc.date.available2016-06-30T18:14:20Z
dc.date.issued2016-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2016
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2M90232Wen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/38769en
dc.description.abstractThis is a qualitative study of more than 600 personal narratives of explanation, imagination, celebration, transportation, elevation, and circumspection. Participants (n=130) recreated narratives of their lived experiences in response to prompts and corresponding six angles of appreciation adapted from an “Open Architecture of Narratology ” (Browning & Morris, 2012). Through a constant comparative analysis, recurrent concepts and categories emerged to support the theoretical development of a communicatively constructed “Zone of Narrative Distance”. Grounded theory analysis (Glaser & Strauss, 1967, 2008) also supports “narrative authenticity” as a perceived possible seventh angle for narrative appreciation. In enacting variations of narrative agency, narrators communicatively construed an epistemic distance afforded by remoteness in retrospective reflection and sense making of past experiences. Ontological and epistemological characteristics of the “Zone of Narrative Distance” are discussed in light of potential contribution to the greater discipline of narrative impact across multiple disciplines.en
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dc.subjectZone of Narrative Distanceen
dc.subjectNarrative authenticityen
dc.subjectGrounded theory analysisen
dc.titleThe zone of narrative distance : between agency and authenticityen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.date.updated2016-06-30T18:14:20Z
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStephens, Keri Ken
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDukerich , Janeten
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBerkelaar Van Pelt , Brendaen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMaxwell, Madeleineen
dc.description.departmentCommunication Studiesen
thesis.degree.departmentCommunication Studiesen
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-3374-5725en
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