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Interpreting Experience

Author: Ruthellen Josselson

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 0803971060

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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The focus of this book is on the role of narrative analysis in the social sciences and in increasing our understanding of human lives and experiences. Contributors address such questions as: Should in-depth interviews become occasions in which to ask for life stories so as to enhance a study of social phenomena? Can a richer approach to psychological understanding be reached by studying how experience, conscious and unconscious, is organized, interpreted and reshaped throughout the life cycle? How can biographical work be used to shed light on the social construction of individual lives? In addition, the book covers the use of narrative analysis in career biography, in examining turning points in people's lives, in the effe
Interpreting Experience
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Ruthellen Josselson, Amia Lieblich
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-03-24 - Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

The focus of this book is on the role of narrative analysis in the social sciences and in increasing our understanding of human lives and experiences. Contributors address such questions as: Should in-depth interviews become occasions in which to ask for life stories so as to enhance a study of
Interpreting Experience
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Ruthellen Josselson, Amia Lieblich
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-03-21 - Publisher: SAGE Publications

The focus of this book is on the role of narrative analysis in the social sciences and in increasing our understanding of human lives and experiences. Contributors address such questions as: Should in-depth interviews become occasions in which to ask for life stories so as to enhance a study of
The Narrative Study of Lives
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Ruthellen Josselson, Amia Lieblich
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-03-31 - Publisher: SAGE Publications

How do we derive concepts from stories and then use these concepts to understand people? What would have to be added to transform story material from the journalistic or literary to the academic and theoretically enriching? Addressing these and other issues such as the interface between life as lived and
Ethics and Process in the Narrative Study of Lives
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Ruthellen Josselson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-03-14 - Publisher: SAGE Publications

First-hand accounts of the ideological, moral, emotional and practical complexities that surround the doing of narrative research are offered in this volume. Exploring such issues as: whether work that risks exposing sensitive aspects of peoples' lives can ever be fully ethical; what effect being written about has on people; the
The Narrative Study of Lives
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Amia Lieblich, Ruthellen Josselson
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-05-31 - Publisher: SAGE

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