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"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.
An extremely useful handbook for widening the knowledge for students undertaking qualitative research and understanding different methods of analysis.
I think this book will be essential to a Sociology of Literature course. Also I can use it for Social Anthropology. I particularly liked the interactional aspect of the text, and the diverse nature of theoretical frameworks employed.
great inclusion of philosophical ideas such as Sartre. although slightly wordy, it gives excellent explanation and impetus to anyone who chooses narrativa analysis for their research.
my favourite chapter is 3.2 by Sarah K. Carney
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