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Critical Narrative Analysis in Psychology : A Guide to Practice - Peter Emerson

Critical Narrative Analysis in Psychology

A Guide to Practice


Published: 19th April 2004
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This book presents an approach to narrative analysis from a critical social perspective. It describes the background to discursive and narrative approaches and then takes the reader through a variety of analysis at different 'levels'. These focus on narrative texts from a boy labelled as 'sexually abusive', analyzed sequentially from micro- to more global levels. Through this extended example, the book demonstrates the power of narrative analytic procedures and the different effects produced by different levels of analysis.

'If you are interested in conducting psychosocial research and curious about what the study of narrative offers, then this is the book for you. Emerson and Frosh provide a lucid and fluent account of the techniques of narrative analysis complete with highly accessible examples illustrating different levels of analysis. Their book, however, is much more than a simple 'how to' guide. It is a truly fine theoretical exegesis presenting the latest trends in discursive research and critical psychosocial thinking in ways which will inspire and intrigue clinical and psychotherapeutic practitioners as well as social science audiences.' - Professor Margaret Wetherell, Director ESRC Identities Programme, Open University, UK

Introduction -
Psychosocial Studies and Critical Narrative Analysis
Questioning and Transcribing: How to Gain Access to Personal Narratives
Linguistic Tools and Interpretive Levels: Beginning Interpretation
Building a Rabbit Run: Doing Thematic Interpretation
Canonical Narratives and Cultural Orders: Moving Analysis to a more Molar Level
Claims and Counterclaims: Working Critically with Narratives
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ISBN: 9781403905680
ISBN-10: 1403905681
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 170
Published: 19th April 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1