Life History and Narrative / Edition 1

Life History and Narrative / Edition 1

by J. Amos Hatch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750704055

ISBN-13: 9780750704052

Pub. Date: 04/01/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book collects in one volume a number of cutting-edge essays that represent the best work being done at present in the emerging field known as life history and narrative inquiry. Authors include scholars from a variety of disciplines and perspectives within the social sciences who are recognised as leaders in the development of this research genre. The audience…  See more details below

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This book collects in one volume a number of cutting-edge essays that represent the best work being done at present in the emerging field known as life history and narrative inquiry. Authors include scholars from a variety of disciplines and perspectives within the social sciences who are recognised as leaders in the development of this research genre. The audience for the book includes social science scholars and graduate students involved in qualitative research methodologies in general, and narrative and life history methods and ethics in particular. Topics addressed include: qualitative analyses of narrative data; criteria for evaluating narrative inquiry; linking emotion and reason through narrative voice; audience and politics of narrative; trust in education storytelling; narrative strategies for case reports; life history narratives and women's gender identity; and issues in life history and narrative inquiry. Together these essays lift the whole field to the next level of understanding and debate.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750704052
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Series:
Qualitative Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents

Life history and narrative: introduction1
Narrative configuration in qualitative analysis5
Fidelity as a criterion for practicing and evaluating narrative inquiry25
Distancing passion: narratives in social science37
Audience and the politics of narrative49
Persuasive writings, vigilant readings, and reconstructed characters: the paradox of trust in educational storysharing63
Narrative strategies for case reports75
The story so far: personal knowledge and the political89
Conflicts of selves: nonunitary subjectivity in women administrators' life history narratives99
Life history and narrative: questions, issues, and exemplary works113
Notes on Contributors137
Index141

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