Narrative Inquiry is devoted to providing a forum for theoretical, empirical, and methodological work on narrative. Articles appearing in Narrative Inquiry draw upon a variety of approaches and methodologies in the study of narrative as a way to give contour to experience, tradition, and values to next generations. Particular emphasis is placed on theoretical approaches to narrative and the analysis of narratives in human interaction, including those practiced by researchers in psychology, linguistics and related disciplines.
Narrative Inquiry is the continuation of the Journal of Narrative and Life History, originally published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Narrative Inquiry publishes its articles Online First.
ISSN 1387-6740 | E-ISSN 1569-9935
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Allen, V. L.,& Scheibe, K. E. (1984). The social context of conduct. New York: Praeger.
Goffman, E. (1959). The presentation of self in everyday life. Garden City, NY: Doubleday Anchor.
Neimeyer, R. A. (1985). Personal constructs in clinical practice. In P.C. Kendall (Ed.), Advances in cognitive behavioral research and therapy (pp. 275-329). San Diego, CA: Academic Press
Bamberg, M., De Fina, A., & Schiffrin, D. (2011). Discourse and identity construction. In S. Schwartz, K. Luyckx & V. Vignoles (Eds.), Handbook of identity theory and research (pp. 177-199). Berlin/New York: Springer Verlag.
Article (in journal):
Sewell, K., & Williams, A. (2002). Broken narratives: Trauma, metaconstructive gaps, and the audience of psychotherapy. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 15(3), 205-218. DOI:10.1080/10720530290100442
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