Narrative Analysis: Studying the Development of Individuals in Society

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Colette Daiute, Cynthia Lightfoot
SAGE, 2004 - Psychology - 300 pages
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Narrative Analysis: Studying the Development of Individuals in Society aims to help researchers and students identify and evaluate the wealth of rationales, practices, caveats, and values of narrative inquiry for understanding human development. A rich collection of chapters articulates diverse, interdisciplinary perspectives within the integrative theme that identity and knowledge development occur in dynamic social environments.

Editors Colette Daiute and Cynthia Lightfoot have brought together an internationally renowned team of experts in narrative analysis to create a volume perfect for qualitative researchers in sociology, psychology, social work, education, and anthropology. Students, professors, and experienced researchers will find the pedagogical elements and case studies perfect for course use and professional reference.

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Colette Daiute, Professor of Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University and teaches courses on theory, research, and methods in the human sciences. She has conducted research in diverse settings, including community centers, educational institutions, human rights organizations, television and computer technology environments, and informal community gatherings. The author of Human Development and Political Violence (Cambridge University Press), Narrative Inquiry: A Dynamic Approach (SAGE) and co-editor/author of International Perspectives on Youth Conflict and Development (Oxford University Press), and Narrative Analysis: Studying the Development of Individuals in Society (SAGE), Colette Daiute has published articles in a range of scholarly journals, including Global Studies Journal, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Narrative Inquiry, and Journal of Social Issues. In addition to teaching courses such as “Narrative Inquiry” and “Human Development and Globalization,” she is Co-Director of the “Narrating Change” Seminar of the Center of the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY.







Cynthia Lightfoot is a Professor and Program Director of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University, Brandywine. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, her M.A. from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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