The authors detail how their own research stands as an example of narrative inquiry conducted within a literary, cultural, social, or historical frame.
The book offers an interdisciplinary approach to narrative inquiry, appealing to those studying psychology, education, social work, sociology, and anthropology. Each chapter emphasizes theory and the ways of thinking about development research via exemplary studies that chapter authors have used in their own research. Authors will detail how their own research stands as an example of narrative inquiry conducted within a literary, cultural, social, or historical frame. They will explain the problems and limits of narrative analysis, as well as the rationales and methods they found most compelling, with an eye toward improving future inquiry.
Editors' IntroductionTheory and Craft of Narrative Analysis - Colette Daiute and Cynthia LightfootLiterary readingsPreface to Literary ReadingsThe Role of Imagination in Narrative Constructions - Theodore SarbinFantastic Self: A Study of Adolescents' Fictional Narratives, and Identity Work as Aesthetic Activity - Cynthia LightfootCultural modeling as a frame for narrative analysis - Carol D. Lee, Erica Rosenfeld, Ruby Mendenhall, Ama Rivers and Brendesha Tynes Data are everywhere: Narrative criticism in the literature of experience - Mark FreemanSocial-relational ReadingsPreface to Social-relational ReadingsCo-constructing the cultural person through narratives in early childhood - Katherine NelsonAdaptive and Creative Uses of Narrative Genres - Colette DaiutePositioning with Davie Hogan: Stories, Tellings, and Identities - Michael BambergDilemmas of storytelling and identity - Steven Stanley and Michael BilligReadings through the forces of historyPreface to Readings through the forces of historyNarrating illegality as an identity in conflicting cultural discourses - Jocelyn SolisTranscendent stories and counter-narratives in holocaust survivor life histories: Searching for meaning in video-testimony archives - Sarah CarneyWomen of "the greatest generation": Feeling on the margin of social history - Abigail J. Stewart and Janet E. MalleyCulture, continuity, and the limits of narrativity: A comparison of the self-narratives of Native and Non-Native youth- Michael Chandler, Ulrecht Teucher, and Chris LalondeOnce upon a time: A narratologist's tale - Mary GergenEditor and Author BiosEditor and Author Bios