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Arrival Stories. Dialogical Analyses of Performed Tolerance in Narrative

Wästerfors, David LU (2009) In Text & Talk: an interdisciplinary journal of language, discourse & communication studies2006-01-01+01:00 29(6). p.775-795
Abstract
Stories about another country are often viewed as filled with stereotypes

and prejudices. Still there are other ways to organize foreign experiences,

especially for actors needing to achieve an attitude of proximity. This article analyzes arrival stories, in this case Swedish businessmen’s stories about their first arrival to a post-communist country, in order to show how such stories may be used to transcend prejudices and to rhetorically construct a socially suitable ‘tolerance’. Arrival stories interrelate certain kinds of utterances that draw on the narrators’ initial impressions of the sceneries and surroundings, and various surprises, dramas, or changes in their impressions and old opinions. By investigating how... (More)
Stories about another country are often viewed as filled with stereotypes

and prejudices. Still there are other ways to organize foreign experiences,

especially for actors needing to achieve an attitude of proximity. This article analyzes arrival stories, in this case Swedish businessmen’s stories about their first arrival to a post-communist country, in order to show how such stories may be used to transcend prejudices and to rhetorically construct a socially suitable ‘tolerance’. Arrival stories interrelate certain kinds of utterances that draw on the narrators’ initial impressions of the sceneries and surroundings, and various surprises, dramas, or changes in their impressions and old opinions. By investigating how individual narrators make use of shared interpretative procedures from inside rather than outside their social circle, tolerance can be seen as dialogically produced. (Less)
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narrative, rhetoric, dialogism, tolerance, arrival stories, others, sociology, sociologi
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Text & Talk: an interdisciplinary journal of language, discourse & communication studies2006-01-01+01:00
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29
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6
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775 - 795
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De Gruyter
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1860-7349
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10.1515/TEXT.2009.039
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English
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and prejudices. Still there are other ways to organize foreign experiences,<br/><br>
especially for actors needing to achieve an attitude of proximity. This article analyzes arrival stories, in this case Swedish businessmen’s stories about their first arrival to a post-communist country, in order to show how such stories may be used to transcend prejudices and to rhetorically construct a socially suitable ‘tolerance’. Arrival stories interrelate certain kinds of utterances that draw on the narrators’ initial impressions of the sceneries and surroundings, and various surprises, dramas, or changes in their impressions and old opinions. By investigating how individual narrators make use of shared interpretative procedures from inside rather than outside their social circle, tolerance can be seen as dialogically produced.},
  author       = {Wästerfors, David},
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  keyword      = {narrative,rhetoric,dialogism,tolerance,arrival stories,others,sociology,sociologi},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {775--795},
  publisher    = {De Gruyter},
  series       = {	Text & Talk: an interdisciplinary journal of language, discourse & communication studies2006-01-01+01:00},
  title        = {Arrival Stories. Dialogical Analyses of Performed Tolerance in Narrative},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/TEXT.2009.039},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2009},
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