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Handbook of Narrative Inquiry

Handbook of Narrative Inquiry
Mapping a Methodology

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December 2006 | 720 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Composed by international researchers, the Handbook of Narrative Inquiry: Mapping a Methodology is the first comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the developing methodology of narrative inquiry. The Handbook outlines the historical development and philosophical underpinnings of narrative inquiry as well as describes different forms of narrative inquiry. This one-of-a-kind volume offers an emerging map of the field and encourages further dialogue, discussion, and experimentation as the field continues to develop.

Key Features:  
Offers coverage of various disciplines and viewpoints from around the world: Leading international contributors draw upon narrative inquiry as conceptualized in Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, and Philosophy.
Illustrates the range of forms of narrative inquiry: Both conceptual and practical in-depth descriptions of narrative inquiry are presented.
Portrays how narrative inquiry is used in research in different professional fields: Particular attention is paid to representational issues, ethical issues, and some of the complexities of narrative inquiry with indigenous and cross-cultural participants as well as child participants.
Intended Audience:  
The Handbook of Narrative Inquiry is a must have resource for narrative methodologists and students of narrative inquiry across the social sciences. Individuals in the fields of Nursing, Psychology, Anthropology, Education, Social Work, Sociology, Organizational Studies, and Health research will be particularly well served by this masterful work.

International Advisory Board Members
D. Jean Clandinin
PART I - Situating Narrative Inquiry
Stefinee Pinnegar & J. Gary Daynes
CHAPTER 1 - Locating narrative inquiry historically: Thematics in the turn to narrative
D. Jean Clandinin & Jerry Rosiek
CHAPTER 2 - Mapping a landscape of narrative inquiry: Borderland spaces and tensions
Janice Huber
PART II - Starting With Telling Stories
Barbara Morgan-Fleming, Sandra Riegle, & Wesley Fryer
CHAPTER 3 - Narrative inquiry in archival work
Annie G. Rogers
CHAPTER 4 - The unsayable, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and the art of narrative interviewing
Mark Freeman
CHAPTER 5 - Autobiographical understanding and narrative inquiry
Sandra Hollingsworth & Mary Dybdahl
CHAPTER 6 - Talking to learn: The critical role of conversation in narrative inquiry
Jenna Baddeley & Jefferson A. Singer
CHAPTER 7 - Charting the life story's path: Narrative identity across the life span
Dilma Maria de Mello
CHAPTER 8 - The language of arts in a narrative inquiry landscape
Robert Atkinson
CHAPTER 9 - The life story interview as a bridge in narrative inquiry
Stefinee Pinnegar
PART III - Starting With Living Stories
Cheryl J. Craig & Janice Huber
CHAPTER 10 - Relational reverberations: Shaping and reshaping narrative inquiries in the midst of storied lives and contexts
Hedy Bach
CHAPTER 11 - Composing a visual narrative inquiry
Jean McNiff
CHAPTER 12 - My story is my living educational theory
David M. Boje
CHAPTER 13 - From Wilda to Disney: Living stories in family and organization research
Barbara Morgan-Fleming
PART IV - Narrative Inquiry in the Professions
Freema Elbaz-Luwisch
CHAPTER 14 - Studying teachers' lives and experience: Narrative inquiry into K-12 teaching
Barbara Czarniawski
CHAPTER 15 - Narrative inquiry in and about organizations
Cheryl Mattingly
CHAPTER 16 - Acted narratives: From storytelling to emergent dramas
Catherine Kohler Riessman & Jane Speedy
CHAPTER 17 - Narrative inquiry in the psychotherapy professions: A critical review
Janice Huber and Stefinee Pinnegar
PART V - Complexities in Narrative Inquiry
Min-Ling Tsai
CHAPTER 18 - Understanding young children's personal narratives: What I have learned from young children?s sharing time narratives in a Taiwanese kindergarten classroom
Molly Andrews
CHAPTER 19 - Exploring cross-cultural boundaries
Maenette K. P. Benham
CHAPTER 20 - Mo'olelo: On culturally relevant story making from an indigenous perspective
Barbara Morgan-Fleming
PART VI -Narrating Persisting Issues in Narrative Inquiry
Ruthellen Josselson
CHAPTER 21 - The ethical attitude in narrative research: Principles and practicalities
Margot Ely
CHAPTER 22 - In-forming re-presentations
D. Jean Clandinin
PART VII - Future Possibilities
Nona Lyons
CHAPTER 23 - Narrative inquiry: What possible future influence on policy and practice?
D. Jean Clandinin & M. Shaun Murphy
CHAPTER 24 - Looking ahead: Conversations with Elliot Mishler, Don Polkinghorne, and Amia Lieblich
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editor
About the Contributors

"The handbook offers sparkling insights into relevant issues and challenges of narrative inquiry. These authors review the literature on the topic at hand and offer an innovative way to think about it as well. The handbook is a most useful addition to any qualitative research library. I certainly recommend it."

Mary Louise Gomez
Key features
  • Helps readers define the field of narrative inquiry, places them within the field, and enables them to see the future of narrative inquiry
  • Offers coverage of various disciplines and viewpoints from around the world
  • Features entries from the top names in narrative research
  • Is a one-of-a kind resource for researchers and students who are interested in narrative research methodologies
  • First comprehensive resource of the developing methodology of narrative inquiry
  • Offers both conceptual and practical descriptions of narrative inquiry
  • International, interdisciplinary, and inclusive resource that draws on narrative inquiry as conceptualized in anthropology, sociology, psychology and philosophy

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