Varieties of Narrative Analysis
- James A. Holstein - Marquette University, USA
- Jaber F. Gubrium - University of Missouri, USA, University of Florida, USA, Marquette University, USA
"The chapters in this collection are well selected and demonstrate the diversity of narrative analysis. They are organized thematically, moving from micro to macro perspectives on narrative. This provides readers who intend to read the book cover to cover with a coherent flow of ideas. The collection reflects a well-balanced distribution of chapters devoted to narrative as data and methodology. In terms of the theoretical and application aspects, this book has a balanced discussion of both. It reinforces the idea that a sound and well-informed textual analysis requires a careful investigation of context. The diverse discussion in this book confirms the status of narrative analysis, not just as a tool of inquiry for various disciplines, but as an area of study in itself. I recommend this book for postgraduates and researchers working within the framework of discourse analysis and qualitative research methods."
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"This is a first class methods book and I recommend it to those who are interested in narrative analysis, allied practices such as discourse analysis, qualitative and so-called mixed methods more generally."
Not appropriate as a core text but I routinely recommend this excellent book to my students interested in narrative analysis.
Excellent explanation of intepretivism.
Second book for my research methods course on oral history and storytelling.
Using as optional reading to supplement other texts that do not include this modality.