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Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

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Year 2009 
Volume 8 
Issue 2

Excess of History and Dance of Narrative with Living Story Noticing

2009 8 (2) Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Abstract

Freidrich Nietzsche has declared an ‘excess of history.’ History is not being crafted for the purpose of life. Nietzsche posits three kinds of history: antiquarian (excessive concern for the past as just trivia about heroes), monumental (emerging history of becoming that is being stifled), and need for critical history (a resistance to antiquarian that can degenerate into skepticism and cynicism). My purpose is to develop the three modes of past into a critique of retrospective narrative and point to its antithesis, living story of becoming. Organizations suffer from an excess of retrospective narrative history. The antidote is a methodology we at STORI are calling ‘story noticing.’

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Excess of History and Dance of Narrative with Living Story Noticing. (2009). Excess of History and Dance of Narrative with Living Story Noticing. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, 8(2), 89-94. (Original work published 2009)

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“Excess Of History And Dance Of Narrative With Living Story Noticing”. 2009. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, vol. 8, no. 2, 2009, pp. 89-94.

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“Excess Of History And Dance Of Narrative With Living Story Noticing”. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 8, no. 2 (2009): 89-94.