This volume brilliantly advances our understanding of the use of narrative in the social sciences. It brings together contemporary work on narrative theory and methods and presents a fascinating range of case-studies, from Princess Diana's Panorama interview to the memoirs of the wives of US nuclear scientists.
Introduction Molly Andrews, Shelley Day Sclater, Corinne Squire and Amal Treacher Section I. Narrative and Culture Preface: Narrative's Moment Norman K. Denzin Introduction Corinne Squire 1. Narrative, Civil Society and Public Culture Ronald N. Jacobs 2. Resurrective Practice and Narrative Clive Seale 3. Wedding Bells and Baby Carriages: Heterosexuals Imagine Gay Families, Gay Families Imagine Themselves Suzanne Danuta Walters 4. Narratives as Bad Faith Ian Craib Section II. Narrative and Life History Introduction Molly Andrews 5. When the Story's Over: Narrative Foreclosure and the Possibility of Self-Renewal Mark Freeman 6. A Cautious Ethnography of Socialism: Autobiographical Narrative in the Czech Republic Zdenek Konopasek with Molly Andrews 7. 'Papa's Bomb': the Local and the Global in Women's Manhattan Project Personal Narratives Carol Wolkowitz 8. Betrayals, Trauma and Self-Redemption? The Meanings of 'the Closing of the Mines' in Two Ex-miners' Narratives Tom Wengraf Section III. Narrative and Discourse Introduction Shelley Day Sclater 9. Narrative, Discourse and the Unconscious: a Case Study of Tommy Wendy Hollway and Tony Jefferson 10. Fictionalising Identity? Ontological Assumptions and Methodological Productions of ('Anorexic') Subjectivities Helen Malson 11. 'Let them Rot': Four Boys Talk About Punishment Marion V. Smith 12. Narrative and the Discursive (Re)construction of Events Jackie Abell, Elizabeth L. Stokoe and Michael Billig Conclusion Phil Bradbury and Shelley Sclater
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