Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/579277
Title:
Bears: A Collection of Histories
Author:
Long, Jacob Alder
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to approach a politicized topic through an unconventional lens, one that filters out inherent biases that obstruct careful and thoughtful consideration of the ramifications of the political environment on human behavior and thought. This collection of stories presents brief, episodic glances into the lives of people in their best moments, but also in their worst. The allegorical nature of the stories in tandem with the relatively even-handed treatment of the two sides in conflict forces the reader to empathize, not with groups, but with individuals. It is through these individuals that the reader is able to move from one story to the next, selecting details to invest in as the characters, themselves, choose details in turn. These stories will call upon the reader to be critical of the perspectives they encounter, and to question an alphabet soup of competing moral codes and prescribed ethics. This is all to say that the purpose of this collection of flash fiction is not to impart truth, but to inspire the pursuit of understanding.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Creative Writing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sheehan, Aurelie

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleBears: A Collection of Historiesen_US
dc.creatorLong, Jacob Alderen
dc.contributor.authorLong, Jacob Alderen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this project is to approach a politicized topic through an unconventional lens, one that filters out inherent biases that obstruct careful and thoughtful consideration of the ramifications of the political environment on human behavior and thought. This collection of stories presents brief, episodic glances into the lives of people in their best moments, but also in their worst. The allegorical nature of the stories in tandem with the relatively even-handed treatment of the two sides in conflict forces the reader to empathize, not with groups, but with individuals. It is through these individuals that the reader is able to move from one story to the next, selecting details to invest in as the characters, themselves, choose details in turn. These stories will call upon the reader to be critical of the perspectives they encounter, and to question an alphabet soup of competing moral codes and prescribed ethics. This is all to say that the purpose of this collection of flash fiction is not to impart truth, but to inspire the pursuit of understanding.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineCreative Writingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorSheehan, Aurelieen
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