Feminist Narrative Research: Opportunities and Challenges

Joanna Woodiwiss (Editor), Kate Smith (Editor), Kelly Lockwood (Editor)

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Abstract

This book explores the rich, diverse opportunities and challenges afforded by research that analyses the stories told by, for and about women. Bringing together feminist scholarship and narrative approaches, it draws on empirical material, social theory and methodological insights to provide examples of feminist narrative studies that make explicit the links between theory and practice. Examining the story as told and using examples of narratives told about childhood sexual abuse, domestic/relationship abuse, motherhood, and seeking asylum, it raises wider issues regarding the role of storytelling for understanding and making sense of women’s lives. This thought-provoking work will appeal to students and scholars of women’s studies, feminist and narrative researchers, social policy and practice, sociology, and research methods.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK
Number of pages248
ISBN (Electronic)9781137485687
ISBN (Print)9781137485670
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2017

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