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Ethics and Process in the Narrative Study of Lives
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Ethics and Process in the Narrative Study of Lives

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May 1996 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
First-hand accounts of the ideological, moral, emotional and practical complexities that surround the doing of narrative research are offered in this volume.

Exploring such issues as: whether work that risks exposing sensitive aspects of peoples' lives can ever be fully ethical; what effect being written about has on people; the line between narrative research and psychotherapy; and the after-effects of this research on the researcher, the contributions reveal the struggles and anxieties that narrative researchers face.

Ruthellen Josselson
Introduction
 
PART ONE: NARRATIVE AND HUMAN FEELING
David Bakan
Some Reflections about Narrative Research and Hurt and Harm
Dan Bar-On
Ethical Issues in Biographical Interviews and Analysis
Terri Apter
Expert Witness
Who Controls the Psychologist's Narrative  
Susan Chase
Personal Vulnerability and Interpretive Authority
Ruthellen Josselson
On Writing Other People's Lives
Self-Analytic Reflections of a Narrative Researcher  
Pirkko Graves
Narrating a Psychoanalytic Case Study
Gail Agronick and Ravenna Helson
Who Benefits from an Examined Life? Correlates of Influence Attribted to Participation in a Longitudinal Study
 
PART TWO: WHAT WE THINK WE'RE DOING
Richard Ochberg
Interpreting Life Stories
Gwyndolyn Etter-Lewis
Telling from Behind Her Hand
African American Women and the Process of Documenting Concealed Lives  
Melvin Miller
Ethics and Understanding through Interrelationships
I Am Thou in Dialogue  
 
PART THREE: AFTERMATHS
Yoram Bilu
The Resurrection of Rabbi Ya'acov Wazana
The Dialectics of Life, Story, and After Life  
Amia Lieblich
Some Unforeseen Outcomes of Conducting Narrative Research with People of One's Own Culture
 
PART FOUR: FROM THE THRESHOLD
Scott Webster
A Historian's Perspective on Interviewing
June Price
Snakes in the Swamp
Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research  
Emanuela Guano
The Role of the Anthropologist and the Kumina Queen
Two Voices in an Ethnographic Interview  
Edna Lomsky-Feder
A Woman Studies War
Stranger in a Man's World  
 
PART FIVE: COMMON GROUND
George Rosenwald
Making the Whole-Method and Ethics in Mainstream and Narrative Psychology
Guy Widdershoven
Ethics and Narrative

"This well-balanced collection of essays offers deeply provocative, honest and open analyses of a wide range of ethical problems within a field which continues to strive toward acceptance and recognition as a research tradition. It should provide useful and insightful reading as well as practical guidance for educators, practitioners and researchers interested in the challenge of telling stories of human experience with the tools of integrity and self-reflection."

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