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Narrative Analysis

Riessman, Catherine Kohler (2005) Narrative Analysis. In: Narrative, Memory & Everyday Life. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 1-7.

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      Narrative analysis in the human sciences refers to a family of approaches to
      diverse kinds of texts, which have in common a storied form. As nations and
      governments construct preferred narratives about history, so do social
      movements, organisations, scientists, other professionals, ethnic/racial groups,
      and individuals in stories of experience. What makes such diverse texts
      “narrative” is sequence and consequence: events are selected, organised,
      connected, and evaluated as meaningful for a particular audience. Storytellers
      interpret the world and experience in it; they sometimes create moral tales –
      how the world should be. Narratives represent storied ways of knowing and
      communicating (Hinchman and Hinchman, 1997). I focus here on oral
      narratives of personal experience.

      Item Type: Book Chapter
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      Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
      Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences > Narrative and Memory Research Group > Narrative and Memory Research Group Annual Conference
      School of Human and Health Sciences
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      Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
      Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2009 10:43
      Last Modified: 30 Jul 2010 14:11


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