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The Narrative Study of Lives : Volume 5 - Ruthellen H. Josselson

The Narrative Study of Lives

Volume 5

Paperback Published: 1st August 1997
ISBN: 9780761903253
Number Of Pages: 264

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The narrative approach is a relevant and enriching technique for uncovering, describing and interpreting the meaning of experience. This collection explores the challenges of performing narrative work in an academic setting, writing about it in an ethical and revealing fashion, and drawing meaningful conclusions.

This stellar collection of scholars examine such topics as: how the larger construct of `personality' can read out of a life story; the development of multicultural identity as a dynamic process; the transition away from delinquent behaviour; the importance of cultural continuity for understanding loneliness in elderly refugees; race relations and how it relates to the meaning of the decade in which the interviewee

Introduction
The Discursive Construction of Personality
National Identity or Multicultural Autobiography
Arbiters of Female Purity
Conversations with Israeli Ritual Bath Attendants
Going Straight
Desistance from Crime and Life Narratives of Reform
Soldiers' Narratives of Selective Moral Resistance
A Separate Position of the Connected Self?
Loneliness in Cultural Context
A Look at the Life History of Older Southeast Asian Refugee Women
Lost in the Fifties
A Study of Collected Memories
Adolescence, Gender and the Development of Mental Health
In Search of Resilience in Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Linking Outlets for Power Motivation to Psychological Health
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ISBN: 9780761903253
ISBN-10: 0761903259
Series: Narrative Study of Lives
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st August 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 16.15  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.38