1887
image of Narrative affordances
USD
Buy:$35.00 + Taxes

Abstract

Abstract

Museums offer rich material environments for studying narration as jointly accomplished by institutions and audiences. Following the narrative and participatory turns museums have taken, the research explores the narrative actions audiences’ texts perform vis-à-vis museums’ narrations. It examines audience participation in two history museums, as elicited by response vehicles – onsite media that serve to invite and capture audience written responses. The research argues that museum response vehicles offer narrative affordances and entitlements, which shape how audiences negotiate participation as publicly documented and displayed. Comparative findings indicate that participation is shaped by response vehicles’ spatio-material affordances, including how brief textual segments function as audience-based contributions in and to the historical narration. A range of audience-generated narrative actions, entitlements, and speech acts are discerned and discussed, which typically conform with, but sometimes ‘override’, museums’ affordances. These narrative actions shed light on the mechanics, politics and policies of public narration and agency.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1075/ni.19121.noy
2020-07-08
2020-08-07
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

References

  1. Agha, A.
    (2005) Voice, footing, enregisterment. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 15(1), 38–59. 10.1525/jlin.2005.15.1.38
    https://doi.org/10.1525/jlin.2005.15.1.38 [Google Scholar]
  2. Andermann, J., & Arnold-de Simine, S.
    (2012) Introduction: memory, community and the new museum. Theory, Culture & Society, 29(1), 3–13. 10.1177/0263276411423041
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276411423041 [Google Scholar]
  3. Avni, S.
    (2013) Homeland tour guide narratives and the discursive construction of the diasporic. Narrative Inquiry, 23(2), 227–244. 10.1075/ni.23.2.01avn
    https://doi.org/10.1075/ni.23.2.01avn [Google Scholar]
  4. Badarneh, M. A.
    (2009) Exploring the use of rhetorical questions in editorial discourse: a case study of Arabic editorials. Text & Talk, 29(6), 639–659. 10.1515/TEXT.2009.033
    https://doi.org/10.1515/TEXT.2009.033 [Google Scholar]
  5. Bakhtin, M. M.
    (1981) The dialogic imagination: Four essays (C. Emerson & M. Holquist, Trans.). Austin: University of Texas Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  6. (1986) The problem of speech genres (V. W. McGee, Trans.). InC. Emerson & M. Holquist (Eds.) Speech genres and other late essays (pp.60–102). Austin: University of Texas Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  7. Bal, M.
    (1996) Double exposures: The subject of cultural analysis. New York: Routledge.
    [Google Scholar]
  8. Barrett, J.
    (2011) Museums and the public sphere. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
    [Google Scholar]
  9. Bennett, T.
    (1995) The birth of the museum: History, theory, politics. London: Routledge.
    [Google Scholar]
  10. Blommaert, J.
    (2015) Chronotopes, scales, and complexity in the study of language in society. Annual Review of Anthropology, 44, 105–116. 10.1146/annurev‑anthro‑102214‑014035
    https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-anthro-102214-014035 [Google Scholar]
  11. Blum-Kulka, S.
    (1997) Dinner talk: Cultural patterns of sociability and socialization in family discourse. Mahwah, NJ: L. Erlbaum Associates.
    [Google Scholar]
  12. Bounia, A.
    (2012) The visitor book: Visibility, performance and representation. InF. V. Bose, K. Poehls, F. Schneider, & A. Schulze (Eds.), Museum X (pp.111–118). Berlin: Panama Verlag.
    [Google Scholar]
  13. Burdelski, M.
    (2016) We-focused and I-focused stories of World War II in guided tours at a Japanese American museum. Discourse & Society, 27(2), 156–171. 10.1177/0957926515611553
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0957926515611553 [Google Scholar]
  14. Burdelski, M., Kawashima, K. & Yamazaki, K.
    (2014) Storytelling in guided tours: Practices, engagement, and identity at a Japanese American museum. Narrative Inquiry, 24(2), 328–346. 10.1075/ni.24.2.08bur
    https://doi.org/10.1075/ni.24.2.08bur [Google Scholar]
  15. Cooren, F.
    (2004) Textual agency: How texts do things in organizational settings. Organization, 11(3), 37–393. 10.1177/1350508404041998
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508404041998 [Google Scholar]
  16. (2018) Materializing communication: Making the case for a relational ontology. Journal of Communication, 68(2), 278–288. 10.1093/joc/jqx014
    https://doi.org/10.1093/joc/jqx014 [Google Scholar]
  17. Crane, S. A.
    (2006) The conundrum of ephemerality: Time, memory, and museums. InS. Macdonald (Ed.), A companion to museum studies (pp.98-109). Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub. 10.1002/9780470996836.ch7
    https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470996836.ch7 [Google Scholar]
  18. Labov, W., & Waletzky, J.
    (1967/1997) Narrative analysis. Journal of Narrative and Life History, 7(1–4), 3–38.
    [Google Scholar]
  19. Fukuda, C. & Burdelski, M.
    (2019) Multimodal demonstrations of understanding of visible, imagined, and tactile objects in guided tours. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 52(1), 20–40. 10.1080/08351813.2019.1572857
    https://doi.org/10.1080/08351813.2019.1572857 [Google Scholar]
  20. Georgakopoulou, A.
    (2007a) Small stories, interaction, and identities. Philadelphia: John Benjamins Pub. 10.1075/sin.8
    https://doi.org/10.1075/sin.8 [Google Scholar]
  21. (2007b) Thinking big with small stories in narrative and identity analysis. InM. G. W. Bamberg (Ed.), Narrative – state of the art (pp.145–154). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Pub. 10.1075/bct.6.15geo
    https://doi.org/10.1075/bct.6.15geo [Google Scholar]
  22. Gibson, J. J.
    (1979) The ecological approach to visual perception. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
    [Google Scholar]
  23. Hooper-Greenhill, E.
    (Ed.) (1995/2013) Museum, media, message. London: Routledge.
    [Google Scholar]
  24. Hutchby, I.
    (2001) Technologies, texts and affordances. Sociology, 35(2), 441–456. 10.1177/S0038038501000219
    https://doi.org/10.1177/S0038038501000219 [Google Scholar]
  25. Katriel, T.
    (1997) Performing the past: A study of Israeli settlement museums. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    [Google Scholar]
  26. Kidd, J.
    (2014) Museums in the new mediascape: Transmedia, participation, ethics. Surrey, UK: Ashgate.
    [Google Scholar]
  27. Labov, W.
    (2010) Oral narratives of personal experience. InP. C. Hogan (Ed.), The Cambridge encyclopedia of the language sciences (pp.546–548). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  28. Latour, B.
    (2005) Reassembling the social: An introduction to actor-network-theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  29. Macdonald, S.
    (2005) Accessing audiences: visiting visitor books. museum and society, 3(3), 119–136. 10.29311/mas.v3i3.65
    https://doi.org/10.29311/mas.v3i3.65 [Google Scholar]
  30. (2008) Difficult heritage: negotiating the Nazi past in Nuremberg and beyond. London: Routledge.
    [Google Scholar]
  31. Mondada, L.
    (2013) Displaying, contesting and negotiating epistemic authority in social interaction: Descriptions and questions in guided visits. Discourse Studies, 15(5), 1–30. 10.1177/1461445613501577
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1461445613501577 [Google Scholar]
  32. Montgomery, M.
    (2010) Rituals of personal experience in television news interviews. Discourse & Communication, 4(2), 185–211. 10.1177/1750481310364322
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1750481310364322 [Google Scholar]
  33. Noy, C.
    (2009) “I WAS HERE!”: Addressivity structures and inscribing practices as indexical resources. Discourse Studies, 11(4), 421–440. 10.1177/1461445609105218
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1461445609105218 [Google Scholar]
  34. (2011) The aesthetics of qualitative (re)search: Performing ethnography at a heritage museum. Qualitative Inquiry, 17(10), 917–929. 10.1177/1077800411425008
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800411425008 [Google Scholar]
  35. (2015a) Thank you for dying for our country: Commemorative texts and performances in Jerusalem. New York: Oxford University Press. 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398973.001.0001
    https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398973.001.0001 [Google Scholar]
  36. (2015b) Writing in museums: Towards a rhetoric of participation. Written Communication, 32(2), 195–219. 10.1177/0741088315574703
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0741088315574703 [Google Scholar]
  37. (2016a) “My Holocaust Experience was Great!”: Entitlements for participation in museum media. Discourse & Communication, 10(3), 274–290. 10.1177/1750481315623901
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1750481315623901 [Google Scholar]
  38. (2016b) Participatory media new and old: Semiotics and affordances of museum media. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 33(4), 308–323. 10.1080/15295036.2016.1227865
    https://doi.org/10.1080/15295036.2016.1227865 [Google Scholar]
  39. Pollock, G., & Zemans, J.
    (Eds.) (2008) Museums after modernism: Strategies of engagement. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
    [Google Scholar]
  40. Russo, A., & Watkins, J.
    (2007) Digital cultural communication: Audience and remediation. InF. Cameron & S. Kenderdine (Eds.), Theorizing digital cultural heritage: A critical discourse (pp.149–164). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. 10.7551/mitpress/9780262033534.003.0009
    https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/9780262033534.003.0009 [Google Scholar]
  41. Sandell, R.
    (2007) Museums, prejudice, and the reframing of difference. London: Routledge. 10.4324/9780203020036
    https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203020036 [Google Scholar]
  42. Scannell, P.
    (2000) For-anyone-as-someone structures. Media, Culture & Society, 22(1), 5–24. 10.1177/016344300022001001
    https://doi.org/10.1177/016344300022001001 [Google Scholar]
  43. Tatsi, T., & Aljas, A.
    (2012) Democratising collections through audience participation: Opportunities and obstacles. International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, 4(4), 31–40. 10.18848/1835‑2014/CGP/v04i04/44362
    https://doi.org/10.18848/1835-2014/CGP/v04i04/44362 [Google Scholar]
  44. Thornborrow, J.
    (2015) The discourse of public participation media: from talk show to twitter. London: Routledge.
    [Google Scholar]
  45. Vásquez, C.
    (2011) Complaints online: The case of TripAdvisor. Journal of Pragmatics, 43(6), 1707–1717. 10.1016/j.pragma.2010.11.007
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2010.11.007 [Google Scholar]
  46. (2012) Narrativity and involvement in online consumer reviews: The case of TripAdvisor. Narrative Inquiry, 22(1), 105–121. 10.1075/ni.22.1.07vas
    https://doi.org/10.1075/ni.22.1.07vas [Google Scholar]
  47. Vásquez, C., & Urzúa, A.
    (2009) Reported speech and reported mental states in mentoring meetings: Exploring novice teacher identities. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 42(1), 1–19. 10.1080/08351810802671693
    https://doi.org/10.1080/08351810802671693 [Google Scholar]
  48. Violi, P.
    (2012) Trauma site museums and politics of memory: Tuol Sleng, Villa Grimaldi and the Bologna Ustica Museum. Theory, Culture & Society, 29(1), 36–75. 10.1177/0263276411423035
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276411423035 [Google Scholar]
  49. Wodak, R., Cillia, R. D., Reisigl, M., & Liebhart, K.
    (Eds.) (2009) The discursive construction of national identity (2nd ed.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1075/ni.19121.noy
Loading
/content/journals/10.1075/ni.19121.noy
Loading

Data & Media loading...

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was successful
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error