query: Stories and community building

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Tue Jul 1 19:30:50 CDT 2003

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From:           	Natasha Freidus <tashafr at MIT.EDU>

I'm putting together a syllabus for a graduate course on the role of 
narrative in community development.

Does anyone know of good references on how story and narrative 
contribute to community building/organizing/development? I'm looking 
for both theory and practical examples of programs that are bringing in 
story as a means to build community. There will be a section of the 
course examining the role of multimedia narratives as a means to 
building community, so anything on innovative approaches using various 
forms of media are especially welcome.

Thank you very much,


Natasha Freidus
Community Media Coordinator
Center for Reflective Community Practice
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Massachussetts Institute of Technology
(617)253-2761 office
(617)293-2447 cell

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