Confession narratives and mass kinship of YouTube celebrities: A narrative rationality analysis | Intellect Skip to content
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Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1757-2681
  • E-ISSN: 1757-269X

Abstract

Abstract

Walter R. Fisher argued that human beings are or storytelling animals who make decisions using narrative rationality, which is the ability to choose among competing stories. The question I consider is whether Fisher’s arguments have explanatory power in , especially a specific type of : narratives of well-known YouTube vloggers confessing intimate details or turning-point moments about their lives. Examples of videos include coming out as LGBTQ, serious illness, relationship dissolution and depression. This textual analysis looks at both sides of YouTube discourse – creator vlogs and audience comments.

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2018-07-01
2024-02-23
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Keyword(s): confessionals; life story; narrative paradigm; performance; vlogging; YouTube
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