Studying the Development of Individuals in Society
- Colette Daiute - City University of New York, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
- Cynthia Lightfoot - Pennsylvania State University, USA
Editors Colette Daiute and Cynthia Lightfoot have brought together an internationally renowned team of experts in narrative analysis to create a volume perfect for qualitative researchers in sociology, psychology, social work, education, and anthropology. Students, professors, and experienced researchers will find the pedagogical elements and case studies perfect for course use and professional reference.
Case study examples offer a wide range of research contexts and goals, including:
- School-based violence prevention
- Holocaust survivors
- Undocumented children and families from Mexico
- Generational trends among women
- Suicide rates among First Nations youth
Native and Non-Native youth
Editor and Author Bios
"As qualitative research methods have gained status, interest in narrative analysis has also grown. This collection of essays reflects varying definitions for processes of interpreting variety of discourse as well as varying contexts of meaning. The editors highlight the usefulness of narrative analysis as a way to reveal relationships between individuals and societies. They also emphsize the developmental qualitites of narrative analysis: in terms of life journey, cultural tool over time, complexity, and skill acquisition."
Too complex for undergraduate students but excellent resource for supervising PhD students.
An interesting approach for those students who wish to focus on narrative in their qualitative studies.
This an extremely helpful text for students who are using this methodology. Very useful casestudies that demonstrate application.
Very good for those looking at people rather than society
An additional text for developing an understanding of analytic strategies
Most. Phd. Students know most of the content
An interesting collection of essays, focussing more on human development of the narrative technique. Would probably be most useful for anthropologists and cultural studies as it takes a very literary view. It's not as relevant for my course on health/illness experiences but has some useful sections on, for example, storytelling and identity.
The case studies in this book made it very engaging and really illustrated the key points in the text.
I will recommend this to some of the MA in Career Guidance students - but I have found it interesting and stimulating for my own research.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Introduction: Theory and Craft in Narrative Inquiry