Life History and Narrative / Edition 1

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Overview

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: 4/1/1995
  • Series: Qualitative Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 1,027,581
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Life history and narrative: introduction 1
Narrative configuration in qualitative analysis 5
Fidelity as a criterion for practicing and evaluating narrative inquiry 25
Distancing passion: narratives in social science 37
Audience and the politics of narrative 49
Persuasive writings, vigilant readings, and reconstructed characters: the paradox of trust in educational storysharing 63
Narrative strategies for case reports 75
The story so far: personal knowledge and the political 89
Conflicts of selves: nonunitary subjectivity in women administrators' life history narratives 99
Life history and narrative: questions, issues, and exemplary works 113
Notes on Contributors 137
Index 141
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