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Critical Narrative Analysis in Psychology

A Guide to Practice

Authors: Emerson, Peter, Frosh, S.

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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 seqentially 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.

About the authors

Author Stephen Frosh: Stephen Frosh is Pro-Vice-Master and Professor in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and was previously Vice-Dean of the Tavistock Clinic.. He is the author of many books and papers on psychosocial studies and on psychoanalysis, including Psychoanalysis Outside the Clinic, Hate and the Jewish Science: Anti-Semitism, Nazism and Psychoanalysis, For and Against Psychoanalysis, After Words, The Politics of Psychoanalysis and Sexual Difference and Identity Crisis. His most recent books are Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions and A Brief Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory.

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'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


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction — Psychosocial Studies and Critical Narrative Analysis

    Pages 1-23

    Emerson, Peter (et al.)

  • Questioning and Transcribing: How to Gain Access to Personal Narratives

    Pages 24-50

    Emerson, Peter (et al.)

  • Linguistic Tools and Interpretive Levels: Beginning Interpretation

    Pages 51-78

    Emerson, Peter (et al.)

  • Building a Rabbit Run: Doing Thematic Interpretation

    Pages 79-106

    Emerson, Peter (et al.)

  • Canonical Narratives and Cultural Orders: Moving Analysis to a More Molar Level

    Pages 107-128

    Emerson, Peter (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Narrative Analysis in Psychology
Book Subtitle
A Guide to Practice
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-00067-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230000674
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-0568-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-59540-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 170
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