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Strong, Tom and Sarah Knight. 2012. Agency and dialogic tension in co-editing more preferred narratives. Narrative Inquiry 22 (1) : 181–185.
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John Benjamins
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Narrative therapists and researchers are interested in how conversations invite co-authoring and co-editing possibilities to develop self-narratives preferred by dialogue partners. 'Problem saturated stories' acquire their dominance and self-defining plausibility through unquestioned personal and cultural conversations. Questions and responsive dialogues, however, can invite consideration and elaboration of previously implausible plotlines and discourses pertaining to self-narratives. Accordingly, this paper reports on processes and outcomes from research conversations with volunteers who self-identified as having been sexually abused, and who joined Sarah in co-authoring and co-editing 'small stories' of healthy intimacy after the abuse.