Narrative Analysis: Studying the Development of Individuals in Society

The book offers an interdisciplinary approach to narrative inquiry, appealing to those studying psychology, education, social work, sociology, and anthropology. Each chapter emphasizes theory and the ways of thinking about development research via exemplary studies that chapter authors have used in their own research. Authors will detail how their own research stands as an example of narrative inquiry conducted within a literary, cultural, social, or historical frame. They will explain the problems and limits of narrative analysis, as well as the rationales and methods they found most compelling, with an eye toward improving future inquiry.