Telling Stories: The Use of Personal Narratives in the Social Sciences and History

Telling Stories: The Use of Personal Narratives in the Social Sciences and History

by Mary Jo Maynes, Jennifer L. Pierce, Barbara Laslett
     
 

Explores why and how personal narratives should be used as evidence, and the methods and pitfalls of their use.See more details below

Overview

Explores why and how personal narratives should be used as evidence, and the methods and pitfalls of their use.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801446177
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
11/24/2009
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction The Use of Personal Narratives in the Social Sciences and History 1

1 Agency, Subjectivity, and Narratives of the Self 15

2 Intersecting Stories: Personal Narratives in Historical Context 43

3 The Forms of Telling and Retelling Lives 70

4 Personal Narrative Research as Intersubjective Encounter 98

5 Making Arguments Based on Personal Narrative Sources 126

Notes 157

Index 181

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