Narratives in Social Science Research

Narratives in Social Science Research

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by Barbara Czarniawska
     
 

This textbook for undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers describes narrative methods for qualitative research. Czarniawska (Göteborg U.) begins with a brief historical sketch of the relationship between the humanities and social sciences and outlines some of the possible reasons for using a narrative approach. The structure of the main part of the… See more details below

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This textbook for undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers describes narrative methods for qualitative research. Czarniawska (Göteborg U.) begins with a brief historical sketch of the relationship between the humanities and social sciences and outlines some of the possible reasons for using a narrative approach. The structure of the main part of the text follows the chronology of a research project. Examples are taken from many different branches of social sciences and draw upon the author's own research. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761941941
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
Introducing Qualitative Methods Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Czarniawska is Professor of Management Studies at GRI, School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Doctor honoris causa at Stockholm School of Economics, Copenhagen Business School and Helsinki School of Economics, she is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Royal Engineering Academy, the Royal Society of Art and Sciences in Gothenburg and Societas Scientiarum Finnica. Czarniawska takes a feminist and constructionist perspective on organizing, recently exploring the connections between popular culture and practice of management, and the organization of the news production. She is interested in methodology, especially in techniques of fieldwork and in the application of narratology to organization studies.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
1The 'Narrative Turn' in Social Studies1
2How Stories Are Made17
3Collecting Stories33
4Narratives in an Interview Situation47
5Reading Narratives60
6Structural Analyses76
7Close Readings: Poststructuralism, Interruption, Deconstruction88
8Reading Social Science102
9Writing Social Science117
10Narrativizing Social Sciences131
Glossary138
References142
Author Index153
Subject Index156

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