Critical Narrative Analysis in Psychology: A Guide to Practice

Paperback | September 15, 2009

byPeter Emerson, Stephen Frosh

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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.

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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 mi...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.54 × 5.45 × 0.45 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230595405

ISBN - 13:9780230595408

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
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