Reading Narratives

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Squire, C. 2005. Reading Narratives. Group Analysis. 38 (1), pp. 91-107.
AuthorsSquire, C.
Abstract

Narratives are an increasingly popular focus of social research. Perhaps this is because
'stories’1 seem to promise human universality and accessibility, while analysis of them
requires a rewardingly comprehensive attention to individual, social and cultural
dimensions of language and meaning. In this paper, I examine some persuasive modes of
understanding the social world as narrative, and the significance of such approaches for
modes of social research and practice, including some operating within group analysis.

KeywordsNarrative; story; language; identity; culture; genre; pragmatics
JournalGroup Analysis
Journal citation38 (1), pp. 91-107
ISSN0533-3164
Year2005
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0533316405049373
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/97
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PrintMar 2005
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Deposited17 Mar 2009
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Squire, C. (2005) ‘Reading narratives’, Group Analysis, 38 (1) 91-107.

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