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The Handbook of Narrative Analysis

De Fina, Anna / Georgakopoulou, Alexandra

Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics


1. Edition February 2019
472 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-05214-2
John Wiley & Sons

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Featuring contributions from leading scholars in the field, The Handbook of Narrative Analysis is the first comprehensive collection of sociolinguistic scholarship on narrative analysis to be published.

* Organized thematically to provide an accessible guide for how to engage with narrative without prescribing a rigid analytic framework
* Represents established modes of narrative analysis juxtaposed with innovative new methods for conducting narrative research
* Includes coverage of the latest advances in narrative analysis, from work on social media to small stories research
* Introduces and exemplifies a practice-based approach to narrative analysis that separates narrative from text so as to broaden the field beyond the printed page

Transcription Conventions vii

Notes on Contributors ix

Introduction 1
Anna De Fina and Alexandra Georgakopoulou

Part I Narrative Foundations: Knowledge, Learning, and Experience 19

1 Narrative as a Mode of Understanding: Method, Theory, Praxis 21
Mark Freeman

2 Story Ownership and Entitlement 38
Amy Shuman

3 Narrating and Arguing: From Plausibility to Local Moves 57
Isolda E. Carranza

4 Narrative, Cognition, and Socialization 76
Masahiko Minami

5 Narrative Knowledging in Second Language Teaching and Learning Contexts 97
Gary Barkhuizen

Part II Time-Space Organization 117

6 Narrative and Space/Time 119
Mike Baynham

7 Chronotopes: Time and Space in Oral Narrative 140
Sabina Perrino

8 Narratives Across Speech Events 160
Stanton Wortham and Catherine R. Rhodes

9 Analyzing Narrative Genres 178
Matti Hyvärinen

Part III Narrative Interaction 195

10 Narrative as Talk-in-Interaction 197
Charles Goodwin

11 Entering the Hall of Mirrors: Reflexivity and Narrative Research 219
Catherine Kohler Riessman

12 The Role of the Researcher in Interview Narratives 239
Stef Slembrouck

13 Small Stories Research: Methods - Analysis - Outreach 255
Alexandra Georgakopoulou

Part IV Stories in Social Practices 273

14 Narratives and Stories in Organizational Life 275
Yiannis Gabriel

15 Narrative, Institutional Processes, and Gendered Inequalities 293
Susan Ehrlich

16 Narratives in Family Contexts 311
Cynthia Gordon

17 The Narrative Dimensions of Social Media Storytelling: Options for Linearity and Tellership 329
Ruth Page

Part V Performing Self, Positioning Others 349

18 Narrative and Identities 351
Anna De Fina

19 Positioning 369
Arnulf Deppermann

20 Narrative and Cultural Identities: Performing and Aligning with Figures of Personhood 388
Michele Koven

21 Social Identity Theory and the Discursive Analysis of Collective Identities in Narratives 408
Dorien Van De Mieroop

22 Narrative Bodies, Embodied Narratives 429
Emily Heavey

Index 447
"This Handbook provides a rich theoretical framework for working closely with narratives. Whilte much of narrative inquiry focuses on texts, this collection and the work it builds on shifts the focus to an analysis of practice-based social interaction. Covering a wode range of topics, this book will make an important contribution to our understanding of how to analyze the socio-cultural and discursive contexts in which narratives are always embedded."
Molly Andrews, Co-Director, Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London, UK

"The Handbook thoughtfully addresses both the internal structure and the external conditions of accounts, bringing the analysis of stories into the stream of everyday life. A major contribution to the growing interest in this important crossroads of narrative practice, it is interdisciplinary, accessible, and highly recommended."
Jaber F. Gubrium, University of Missouri, USA
Anna De Fina is Professor of Italian Language and Linguistics at Georgetown University, USA. She is the author of Identity in Narrative: A Study of Immigrant Discourse (2003), and co-editor of many volumes, among which Discourse and Identity (2006) with M. Bamberg and D. Schiffrin. She has published widely on topics related to migrant and transnational communities, superdiversity, identities, and narrative.

Alexandra Georgakopoulou is Professor of Discourse Analysis and Sociolinguistics, King's College, London, UK. She has developed small stories research, a paradigm for the analysis of everyday life stories and their role in the (re)formation of social relations of intimacy and in youth and gender identity politics. Her latest research is on the mobilization of small stories on social media as part of the ERC project, 'Life-writing of the moment: The sharing and updating self on social media'.

Anna De Fina and Alexandra Georgakopoulou are longstanding collaborators on narrative research. In addition to this Handbook, they have co-authored Analyzing Narrative: Discourse and Sociolinguistic Perspectives (2012) and they are currently co-editing The Handbook of Discourse Studies. They are also co-editors (with Ruth Page) of 'Narrative, Interaction and Discourse'.

A. De Fina, Georgetown University, USA; A. Georgakopoulou, King's College London, UK