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The Power of Narrative in Environmental Networks

Raul Lejano, Mrill Ingram, and Helen Ingram


For as long has humans have lived in communities, storytelling has bound people to each other and to their environments. In recent times, scholars have noted how social networks arise around issues of resource and ecological management. This book argues that stories, or narratives, play a key role in these networks—that environmental communities “narrate themselves into existence.” The book proposes the notion of the narrative-network, and introduces innovative tools to analyze the plots, characters, and events that inform environmental action. This analysis sheds light on how environmental ne ... More

Keywords: environmental communities, environments, social networks, narrative-network, environmental action, narratology, agricultural practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780262019378
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019378.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raul Lejano, author

Mrill Ingram, author

Helen Ingram, author