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Narrative Methods

Four Volume Set
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June 2006 | 1 640 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In recent years, there has been a convergence of interest on narratives and lives from many qualitative and interpretative strands in the social sciences: sociology and anthropology, health and nursing studies, educational research, cultural and communication analysis, cultural geography and the emergent fields of discourse and narrative analyses. In some contexts this is interpreted somewhat narrowly but these volumes adopt a more inclusive approach to the topic of narrative methods to reflect the current diversity of perspectives across the different social sciences. Here the broad term 'narrative' includes personal narratives, life histories, performances, testimonials, and memories. The aims of this compilation are to:

  • Demonstrate the deeply rooted nature of this approach across the social sciences;
  • Reveal the contested nature of the narrative turn;
  • Emphasize the methodological strengths and weakness associated with the collection and analysis of narrative, life story and performance;
  • Break down the barriers between the disciplines in their uses of such material.

 
VOLUME ONE
Atkinson and Delamont
Introduction
 
PART ONE: JUSTIFICATION
Atkinson and Silverman
Kundera's Immortality
Tierney
Beyond Translations
Treuba
Interpreting Menchu's Account
Scott and Lynan
Accounts
 
PART TWO: TRADITIONS
De Graef and Stein
The Guerilla Journalist
Dougherty
From Anecdote to Analysis
 
PART THREE: METHODS
Yow
Do I Like Them Too Much?
Roper
Analyzing the Analyzed
Dunaway
Methods and Theory
De Vault
Telling and Listening
Pamphilon
The Zoom Model
Degh
What Is the Legend after All?
Kendall
Meaning and Identity in Cyber Space
 
VOLUME TWO
 
PART ONE: NARRATIVES
Atkinson
Narrative Turn or Blind Alley?
Cary
Unexpected Studies
Gudmundsdottir
The Teller, the Tale
 
PART TWO: EXAMPLES
 
(A) Not Illness
Brown
Listening to Queer Maps
 
(A) Not Illness
Day Sclater
The Bubble That Burst
Jane's Divorce Story

 
 
(B) Illness
Sparkes and Smith
Sport, Spinalcord Injury etc
 
(B) Illness
Crossley
Survivors and Victims
 
(B) Illness
Ezzy
Illness Narratives
 
(B) Illness
Lather
The Validity of Angels
 
VOLUME THREE
 
PART ONE: LIFE HISTORY, ORAL HISTORY, ETC
Roos and Roos
Upper Class Life
Siegelbaum and Walkowitz
We'll Remain in This Cesspool
Hickey
Go to College
Freund and Quilici
Exploring Myths
Summerfield
Oral History of Schooling
Herzfeld
Semantic Slippage and Moral Fall
 
PART TWO: AUTO-ETHNOGRAPHY
Barone
Among the Chosen
Whattam
Reflections on Residential School and Our Future
 
VOLUME FOUR
 
PART ONE: PERFORMANCE AND PERFORMERS
 
Urban Legends, Myths etc
Delamont
The Hit List
Fine
Rude Words
Hafferty
Cadaver Stories
Dingwall
Atrocity Stories
Bennett
Rocky the Police Dog
Dubish
Golden Oranges and Silver Ships
Slater
Breaking the Spell
Tapper
Turkish Women's Mevled
 
PART TWO: OTHER PERFORMERS
Butterwick
Re/Searching Speaking and Listening
Mienczakowski
The Theatre of Ethnography
Tsimouris
Missed Memories
Caraveli-Chaves
Bridge between Worlds
Abu-Lughod
Honour and the Sentiments of Loss
Tucker
Telling Performances
Green
Double-Edge Sword
Ratcliff
Stages in Life
 
Dance
Farnell
Ethno-Graphics and the Moving Body
Kaeppler
Theoretical and Methodological Considerations
 
Tea
Kondo
The Way of Tea
 
Sing
Hosokawa
Singing Contests in the Ethnic Enclosure of the Post-War Japanese Community
 
Martial Arts
Donahue
The Ritual Dimension of Karate-Do
 
Carnival
Dunn
Afro-Bahian Carnival
 
PART THREE: TESTIMONIOS
Smelt
RM and DS

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