Narrative Knowing and the Human Sciences

ISBN-10: 0887066232
ISBN-13: 9780887066238
Edition: 1988
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 4/7/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

This book expands the concept of the nature of science and provides a practical research alternative for those who work with people and organizations.Using literary criticism, philosophy, and history, as well as recent developments in the cognitive and social sciences, Narrative Knowing and the Human Sciences shows how to use research information organized by the narrative form--such information as clinical life histories, organizational case studies, biographic material, corporate cultural designs, and literary products. The relationship between the narrative format and classical and statistical and experimental designs is clarified and made explicit. Suggestions for doing research are given as well as criteria for judging the accuracy and quality of narrative research results.

Preface
Introduction
The realms of human existence
The study of narrative meaning
The plan of the book
Narrative Expression
The term "narrative"
The pervasiveness of narratives
Suppositions about human experience
The narrative scheme
Narrative and language
Narrative as discourse
Narrative expression
History and Narrative
History and formal science
Analytic philosophy and history
Narrative and French historiography
History as explanatory discourse
History as narrative discourse
Historical narratives
Ricoeur on narrative and history
Literature and Narrative
Prestructural American criticism
Structuralism and narrative
Written narratives and point of view
Reception theory
Psychology and Narrative
The history of narrative study in psychology Self-Narrative
Narrative competence Life-span development
Freudian psychoanalysis and narrative
Organizational Consultation
Human Existence and Narrative
Narrative and temporality
Action and narrative
Narrative and the self
Practice and Narrative
Human experience as narrative
Research with narrative Psychotherapy
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index

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