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In a context where both narrative research and analysis of social media are burgeoning, Narrative Networks achieves something new by examining the multiple ways in which narratives and information technology interweave. Drawing on his extensive experience of digital technology, Alleyne crafts a scholarly text that presents ontology, epistemology, literature and history in engaging and insightful ways. We are invited to think about the now ubiquitous everyday practices of interpreting and producing narratives across a range of modalities.
It’s high time we have a book like this. Brian Alleyne has managed to produce the best, clearest, and most comprehensive overview of narrative theory for social scientists I have yet to see. I wish I’d had access to a book like this when I was a student. It would have made my life so much easier. It will surely become the universally recognised go-to book on the subject.
The templates and examples are very concrete and up-to-date; a researcher new to this field would really be able to kickstart his work with them. Alleyne uses an inviting style of writing; in fact, just as he advocates in one of the chapters. I found many positive aspects to this book, and do not hesitate to recommend it.
We are a group of staff who are looking to maintain the currency of our learning and teaching practices and this text has helped us and our students gain insight into new approaches.
We are a group of staff who are aiming to maintain the currency of our teaching and learning practices and this text has been a valuable resource for providing insights to new practices.
although this is an interesting book, it is too specific for using it in a general course on qualitative methods.
This book is very accessible, yet sophisticated. It is excellent for all narrative research students, whether they intend to use e-sources or not.
It supports research in this area
An excellent book for Masters level students, and beyond.
An excellent consideration of Narratives from a modern perspective
When researching, often the story behind the themes or debates can be ignored. This is a lovely text showing the importance of the narrative, or the story, when a researcher observes behaviour. A positive, different approach to qualitative work about others and about self.
great book for completing research and to use for further reading
I will use the book to demonstrate how to both approach and empirically study digital communication with a sociological apparatus.
An excellent resource for narrative students. Alleyne explains narrative clearly, then goes on to discuss digital approaches.
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