The Narrative Study of Lives

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Overview

How do we derive concepts from stories and then use these concepts to understand people? What would have to be added to transform story material from the journalistic or literary to the academic and theoretically enriching? Addressing these and other issues such as the interface between life as lived and the social times, distinguished contributors explore this emerging new field in this unique volume.

Beginning with the philosophical framework that underlies the study of narrative, the book covers such questions as: what makes people want to preserve the stories of their past? What methods can be used to deconstruct a narrative text? Can what we learn from people's narratives of their past be used to account for their curr

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803948129
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/31/1993
  • Series: Narrative Study of Lives Series , #1
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

A Narrative Introduction - Ruthellen Josselson
The Story of Life - Guy A M Widdershoven
Hermeneutic Perspectives on the Relation Between Narrative and Life History
The Incomprehensible Catastrophe - Amos Funkenstein
Memory and Narrative
A Moment's Monument - Wendy J Wiener and George C Rosenwald
The Psychology of Keeping a Diary
Reconstruction of Life Stories - Gabriele Rosenthal
Principles of Selection in Generating Stories for Narrative Biographical Interviews
Looking at Change - Amia Lieblich
Natasha, 21
New Immigrant From Russia to Israel
Identity and Context - Jane Kroger
How the Identity Statuses Choose Their Match
Altered Views - Terri Apter
Father's Closeness to Teenage Daughters
Narratives of the Gendered Body in Popular Autobiography - Mary M Gergen and Kenneth J Gergen

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