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Title Varieties of narrative analysis / James A. Holstein, Jaber F. Gubrium, editors
Published Los Angeles : Sage, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 311 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments -- About the Editors -- Introduction: Establishing a Balance -- Reemergent Interest -- Adjusting the Balance -- Theoretical Sensibilities and Analytic Strategies -- References -- Part I. Analyzing Stories -- 1. Exploring Psychological Themes Through Life-Narrative Accounts / Dan P. McAdams -- Narrative in the Context of Discovery -- Narrative in the Context of Justification -- Using Narratives to Test Extant Theories -- Conclusion -- References -- 2. Practicing Dialogical Narrative Analysis / Arthur W. Frank -- Five Commitments -- Doing Dialogical Narrative Analysis -- Animating Interest -- Varieties of Fieldwork -- Collecting Stories -- Deciding What Is a Story -- Selecting Stories for Analysis: Practicing Pbronesis -- Opening Up Analysis -- Building a Typology -- Possible Endings -- References -- 3. Narrative Analysis as an Embodied Engagement with the Lives of Others / Andrew C. Sparkes, Brett Smith -- Analysis, Indwelling, and Embodiment -- Becoming Aware of Fear -- Between Us: Experiencing Embodied Chaos -- By Andrew -- By Brett -- Questioning Empathy -- Reflections -- Corporeal Engagement -- The Limits of Empathy -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 4. On Quantitative Narrative Analysis / Roberto Franzosi -- The Rhetorician's Story -- The Linguist's Story -- The Journalist's Story -- John King's Story -- Quantitative Narrative Analysis (QNA) -- Step 1. Narratives -- Step 2. Story Grammar -- Step 3. PC-ACE (Program for Computer-Assisted Coding of Events) -- Step 4. Data Analysis -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Part II. Analyzing Storytelling -- 5. Narrative Practice and Identity Navigation / Michael Bamberg -- Who-are-you-Dave? -- Six Premises of the Narrative Practice Perspective -- Narrative Practice and Identity Navigation -- Constancy and Change Across Time -- Sameness versus Difference -- Agency -- Narrative Practices With No Story -- Background Information -- What Analyzing Narrative Practices Reveals -- Conclusion -- References -- 6. Exploring Narrative Interaction in Multiple Contexts / Amy Shuman -- Approaches to Interactive Narrative -- Tellability/Reportability -- Ownership, Entitlement, and Footing -- Uses of Genres, Performance Styles, and Reported Speech -- Intertextuality and Dialogic Narration -- Narrative and Social/Political Membership Categories -- Conclusions: On Narrative Interaction, Narrative Circulation, and Trauma Narrative -- References -- 7. Speaker Roles in Personal Narratives / Michele Koven -- Speech Events and Speaker Roles -- Singly Voiced Roles -- Narrator Role -- Interlocutor Role -- Character Role -- Double Voicing of Speaker Roles -- Interlocutor-Narrator -- Narrator-Character -- Interlocutor-Character -- Context of Narrative Telling -- Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Story -- Interlocutory Setup -- Interlocutory Presentation of Habitual There-and-Then Events: Portuguese Gossip -- Portuguese Elders' Reaction to and Condemnation of M's Public Display of Affection -- M's Interlocutor-Character Condemnation of Portuguese Elders' Interference -- M's Presentation of Her Parents' Divided Loyalties -- M's Narration and Enactment of Her and Her Boyfriend's Exasperation -- M's Description of Neighbors' Constraining Oversight -- Summary of Qualitative Analysis of Speaker Roles -- Applications Beyond the Single Narrative -- References -- 8. Situational Context and Interaction in a Folklorist's Ethnographic Approach to Storytelling / Ray Cashman -- The Americanist Tradition, the Ethnography of Communication, and Performance Studies -- Fieldwork in the North of Ireland -- An Exemplary Ceili -- Interactional Patterns and Interpretation -- Interaction, Reflexivity, and Invisible Elements of Context -- References -- Part III. Analyzing Stories in Society -- 9. Analyzing the Implicit in Stories / Martha S. Feldman, Julka Almquist -- The Logic of Rhetoric -- Steps to Rhetorical Analysis of Stories -- Example: Orange County Great Park State of the Park Address -- Story 1 Story 2 Story 3. What Did "We Learn About the Great Park From This Analysis? -- Advice About Doing Rhetorical Analysis -- Narrative Network Analysis -- Creating Narrative Networks -- What Did We Learn About the Great Park From This Analysis? -- We Learned About Narrative Network Analysis -- Conclusion -- References -- 10. Analyzing Popular Beliefs About Storytelling / Francesca Polletta -- Stories and Reasons in Public Deliberation -- The Project -- Analyzing Why People Tell Stories -- Analyzing When People Do Not Use Stories -- Analytic Lessons -- References -- 11. The Empirical Analysis of Formula Stories / Donileen R. Loseke -- Images of Stories -- General Issues in the Empirical Analysis of Formula Stories -- Specific Issues in Formula Stories as Data -- Case Study: A Formula Story of the "Teenage Mother" -- I. Establishing Social Context -- II Close Reading III. Categorizing Explicit Descriptions of Story Characters -- IV. Unpacking Symbolic and Emotion Codes -- Examining the Contents of Formula Stories -- References -- 12. Analyzing the Social Life of Personal Experience Stories / Tamar Katriel -- Heritage Museums as Storytelling Arenas -- Call-in Radio Programs as Storytelling Occasions -- Storytelling in Soldiers' Testimonial Rhetoric -- Concluding Remarks -- References -- Author Index -- Subject Index -- About the Contributors
Summary "Narrative research has become increasingly popular in the social sciences. While no part of the process is easy, researchers often struggle to make sense of data that can seem chaotic and without a discernable pattern. This book shows how to analyze stories, storytelling, and stories in society, bringing together a variety of approaches to both texts and narrative practice under one cover."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Narrative inquiry (Research method)
Form Electronic book
Author Gubrium, Jaber F., editor
Holstein, James A., editor
ISBN 1483342255 (EPUB)
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9781483342252 (EPUB)
9781506335117 (electronic bk.)
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