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Title Constructing narratives of continuity and change : a transdisciplinary approach to researching lives / edited by Hazel Reid and Linden West
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 187 pages .)
Series Routledge research in education ; [121]
Routledge research in education ; 121
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Permissions; 1 Narratives of change and continuity: their transdisciplinary and subversive potential; 2 Auto/biography: a relational journey; 3 'Moments of being' and the search for meaning: epistemological and methodological challenges for the autoethnographic researcher; 4 'A very elementary transformation of one's existence': narrating moments of political change; 5 Learning democracy and fundamentalism: narratives of change, recognition and disrespect
11 What is career about if not biography? Examining the 'shift' to constructivist and interdisciplinary approaches in career counselling12 Poetry written from the words of people given a diagnosis of dementia: a narrative analysis; 13 'Those letters keep me going': epistolary spaces and resilience-building processes in US soldiers to sweetheart war correspondence, 1942 to 1945; Afterword: Telling stories of change and continuities, the transdisciplinary and subversive imperative; Index
6 Whose story? Whose memory? Multiple readings of oral history life accounts from the socialist era7 Identity formation and re-formation within Christian Fundamentalism: journeys of faith -- interrupted; 8 Stories of resistance and resilience: journeys to engagement with the UK Global Justice Movement; 9 Family beliefs and practices around academic ability and social mobility: narratives of contradiction, continuity and resistance; 10 How do career guidance practitioners talk about their class, gender and racialised identities?
Summary "In this volume, academics and researchers across disciplines including education, psychology and health studies come together to discuss personal, political and professional narratives of struggle, resilience and hope. Contributors draw from a rich body of auto-biographical research to examine the role of narrative and how it can be constructed to compose a life story, considering the roles of significant others, inspirational, educational and fictional characters, and those in myth and legend. The book discusses how personal narrative, often neglected in social and psychological enquiry, can be a valuable resource across a range of settings. Reference is made to the evolving role of narrative in education and health care, medicine and psychotherapy. This includes how particular narratives are hardwired into culture in ways that stifle personal and social understanding. Rather than providing a 'how to' guide, the book illustrates the range and power of narrative, including poetry, to re-awaken senses of self and agency in extremis. Each chapter draws on specific research, describing the context, explaining the methodology, and illuminating important findings. Discussing implications for research and practice, this book will be key reading for postgraduate and doctoral students in auto/biographical and narrative studies, and across a range of disciplines, including education, health and social care, politics, counselling and psychotherapy. It will be of interest to academics teaching research methods, and those developing biographical and auto/biographical narrative research"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Autobiography -- Authorship.
Discourse analysis, Narrative.
Education -- Biographical methods.
Autobiography -- Authorship.
Discourse analysis, Narrative.
EDUCATION -- General.
EDUCATION -- Research.
Education -- Biographical methods.
Form Electronic book
Author Reid, Hazel L., 1951- editor.
West, Linden, editor.
ISBN 1315849240