Feminist Narrative Research

Opportunities and Challenges

Editors: Woodiwiss, Jo, Smith, Kate, Lockwood, Kelly (Eds.)

  • Combines narrative and feminist research to innovative empirical effect
  • Addresses significant questions concerning the definition and practice of narrative inquiry
  • Provides a lucid exposition of a shared approach to feminist narrative research
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This book explores the rich, diverse opportunities and challenges afforded by research that analyses the stories told by, for and about women. Bringing together feminist scholarship and narrative approaches, it draws on empirical material, social theory and methodological insights to provide examples of feminist narrative studies that make explicit the links between theory and practice. Examining the story as told and using examples of narratives told about childhood sexual abuse, domestic/relationship abuse, motherhood, and seeking asylum, it raises wider issues regarding the role of storytelling for understanding and making sense of women’s lives. This thought-provoking work will appeal to students and scholars of women’s studies, feminist and narrative researchers, social policy and practice, sociology, and research methods.

About the authors

Jo Woodiwiss is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Huddersfield, UK.
Kate Smith is Research Fellow in the Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

Kelly Lockwood is Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Salford, UK.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Doing Feminist Narrative Research

    Woodiwiss, Jo (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Challenges for Feminist Research: Contested Stories, Dominant Narratives and Narrative Frameworks

    Woodiwiss, Jo

    Pages 13-37

  • Doing Narrative Research? Thinking Through the Narrative Process

    Miller, Tina

    Pages 39-63

  • The Listening Guide Feminist Method of Narrative Analysis: Towards a Posthumanist Performative (Re)configuration

    Mauthner, Natasha S.

    Pages 65-91

  • Young Mothers’ Experiences of Relationship Abuse: Public Narratives, Personal Stories

    Langley, Julia

    Pages 95-121

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eBook $49.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $65.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-48567-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feminist Narrative Research
Book Subtitle
Opportunities and Challenges
Editors
  • Jo Woodiwiss
  • Kate Smith
  • Kelly Lockwood
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48568-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-48568-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48567-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 218
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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