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The Routledge International Handbook on Narrative and Life History

Edited by: Ivor Goodson , Ari Antikainen , Pat Sikes , Molly Andrews

Print publication date:  October  2016
Online publication date:  October  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138784291
eBook ISBN: 9781315768199
Adobe ISBN: 9781317665717

10.4324/9781315768199
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In recent decades, there has been a substantial turn towards narrative and life history study. The embrace of narrative and life history work has accompanied the move to postmodernism and post-structuralism across a wide range of disciplines: sociological studies, gender studies, cultural studies, social history; literary theory; and, most recently, psychology.

Written by leading international scholars from the main contributing perspectives and disciplines, The Routledge International Handbook on Narrative and Life History seeks to capture the range and scope as well as the considerable complexity of the field of narrative study and life history work by situating these fields of study within the historical and contemporary context. Topics covered include:

• The historical emergences of life history and narrative study

• Techniques for conducting life history and narrative study

• Identity and politics

• Generational history

• Social and psycho-social approaches to narrative history

With chapters from expert contributors, this volume will prove a comprehensive and authoritative resource to students, researchers and educators interested in narrative theory, analysis and interpretation.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction: Life Histories and Narratives Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Rise of the Life Narrative Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Story of Life History Download PDF
Chapter  4:  How Stories Found a Home in Human Personality Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Narrative and Life History Research in International Education Download PDF
Chapter  6:  What have You got When You’ve got a Life Story? Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Techniques for doing Life History Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Story so Far Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Always a Story Download PDF
Chapter  10:  On Coming to Narrative and Life History Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Introduction: In Search of Life History Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Quest for Lived Truths Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Analyzing Novelty and Pattern in Institutional Life Narratives Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Zeitgeist, Identity and Politics Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Biography as a Theoretical and Methodological Key Concept in Transnational Migration Studies Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Culinary Border Crossings in Autobiographical Writing Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Biographical and Narrative Research in Iberoamerica Download PDF
Chapter  18:  A Psycho-Societal Approach to Life Histories Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Working-Life Stories Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Culturally Available Narratives in Parents’ Stories about Disability Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Researching Higher Education Students’ Biographical Learning Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Narrative Interview – Method, Theory and Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Introduction: Political Narratives and the Study of Lives Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Narrative Power, Sexual Stories and the Politics of Story Telling Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Immutability Blues Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Northern Irish Narratives of Protest and Conflict Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Aleksandr (Sasha) Pechersky (1909–1990) Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Saffron and Orange Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Experience of Politics Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Making Family Stories Political? Telling Varied Narratives of Serial Migration Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The Politics of Personal HIV Stories Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Epistolary Entanglements of Love and Politics Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Politics and Narrative Agency in the History of the Victoria and Albert Museum Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Introduction: ‘But who is Mrs Galinsky, Mother?’ Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Ethical Considerations Entailed by a Relational Ontology in Narrative inquiry Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Compassionate Research Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Suspicious, Suspect and Vulnerable Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The Ethics of Researching Something Dear to My Heart with Others ‘Like Me’ Download PDF
Chapter  39:  How Stories of Illness Practice Moral Life Download PDF
Chapter  40:  The Ethics of Researching and Representing Dis/Ability  Download PDF
Chapter  41:  An Act of Remembering Download PDF
Chapter  42:  ‘The Path is Made by Walking on it’ Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Writing the (Country) Girl Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Ethics and the Writing of After a Fall: A Sociomedical Sojourn  Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Ethics and the Tyranny of Narrative Download PDF
Chapter  46:  The Door and the Dark Download PDF
Chapter  47:  “Styles of Good Sense” Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Lingering Ethical Tensions in Narrative Inquiry Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Purpose Built Ethical Considerations for Narrative Research Download PDF
Chapter  50:  A Relational Ethic for Narrative Inquiry, or in the Forest but Lost in the Trees, or a One-Act Play with Many Endings  Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Narrative Ethics Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
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