Publication details [#65808]

Evans, Craig. 2019. Investigating ‘care leaver’ identity: A narrative analysis of personal experience stories. Text & Talk 39 (1) : 25–46.
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De Gruyter


People who spent time in public care as children are oft proposed as ‘care leavers’. This study explores how ‘care leaver’ is discursively framed as a group identity, by assaying 18 written personal experience stories from diverse charity websites by people distinguished or who self-distinguish as care leavers. Several methods to narrative analysis are used and their findings joint.