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Narrative Inquiry: A Dynamic Approach

by Colette Daiute SAGE Publications, Inc
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Narrative Inquiry makes an important new contribution to the field of narrative research by providing both a new theoretical orientation as well as a set of practical techniques that students can use to conduct narrative inquiry. Colette Daiute explains the principles of what she terms ''dynamic narrating'' and how they compare to other forms of narrative research. She illustrates and applies dynamic narrative inquiry with examples, practical activities, applicable charts, suggestions for interpreting analyses, and tips on writing up the results. Her approach is grounded in an integration of cultural-historical activity, discourse theories that include critical discourse theory and conversation analysis, and interdisciplinary research on narrative as applied to a range of research projects in different cultural settings. This book offers an approach to narrative inquiry in the social sciences, building on practices of daily life and ndash; where we use storytelling to do things, connect with other people, deal with social structures defining our lives, make sense out of what is going on around us, craft our own way of fitting in with those various contexts, and sometimes change them.

Chapter 1: The Appeal of Narrative in ResearchChapter 2: Designing Dynamic Narrative ResearchChapter 3: Values AnalysisChapter 4: Plot AnalysisChapter 5: Significance AnalysisChapter 6: Character Mapping and Time AnalysisChapter 7: Outcomes of Narrative Inquiry

Daiute brings a lot of clarity to what has been a “fuzzy” field of inquiry. The many examples from her personal research connect the strategies she offers to actual studies. I recommend this text to other scholars working in narrative inquiry for their classes and/or guidance of their own research.
Colette Daiute is Professor of Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Dr. Daiute is on the faculty of the Ph.D. program in Human Development and teaches courses on theory, research, and methods in the human sciences, attended by students across a wide range of disciplines. Colette Daiute has done research in diverse settings, including community centers, educational institutions, human rights organizations, television and computer technology environments, and informal community gatherings. Her most recent research has focused on child and youth development in extremely challenging environments, directly with young people, with adults working on their behalf, and other collectives designed to support human development in such situations of social, economic, and political change. Colette Daiuteas prior book publications include Human Development and Political Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2010), International Perspectives on Youth Conflict and Development (Oxford University Press, 2006, with Z. Beykont, C. Higson-Smith and L. Nucci); Narrative Inquiry: Studying the Development of Individuals in Society (Sage, 2004, with C. Lightfoot). Recent journal articles include aHuman development in global systems,a Global Studies Journal, 2012; a aTroublea in, around, and between narratives,a Narrative Inquiry, 2011; aSituated cultural development among youth separated by war,a International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 2010 (co-author L. Lucic); aThe rights of children, the rights of nations: Developmental theory and the politics of childrenas rights,a Journal of Social Issues, 2008. Dr. Daiute has done professional development workshops on narrative inquiry and youth-and-society development via participation with literacy projects and social media. For 30 years, Colette Daiute has proudly guided studentsa theses and dissertations in settings as varied as mental health institutions, non-governmental organizations, pre-school through college education, human resources departments, physical health organizations, social service, technology use, and creative arts focusing on issues including immigration, post-war community rebuilding, displacement, teaching, learning, television and computer media development. In addition to teaching courses at the City University of New York, Colette Daiute is a Coordinator of the ongoing aNarrating Changea Seminar of the Center of the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY.