Critical Narrative Analysis in Psychology: A Guide to Practice by Peter EmersonCritical Narrative Analysis in Psychology: A Guide to Practice by Peter Emerson

Critical Narrative Analysis in Psychology: A Guide to Practice

byPeter Emerson, S. Frosh

Paperback | April 19, 2004

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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.
PETER EMERSON is Senior Practitioner (Family Therapy) at the Unthank Family Centre, Norwich, UK. He holds an MSc in Family Therapy from the Tavistock Clinic and a PhD from Birkbeck College and has previously published on drug and solvent abuse.STEPHEN FROSH is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Centre for Psychosocial Studies...
Title:Critical Narrative Analysis in Psychology: A Guide to PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:April 19, 2004Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230595405

ISBN - 13:9780230595408

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Psychosocial Studies and Critical Narrative Analysis
Questioning and Transcribing: How to Gain Access to Personal Narratives
Linguistic Tools and Interpretive Levels: Beginning Interpretation
Building a Rabbit Run: Doing Thematic Interpretation
Canonical Narratives and Cultural Orders: Moving Analysis to a more Molar Level
Claims and Counterclaims: Working Critically with Narratives