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“In taking up the topic of ethics and narrative inquiry, The Narrative Study of Lives rightfully establishes itself as the site where the most critical theoretical, methodological, and interpretive work on narrative in the human disciplines is now occurring. The editor and the contributors to this volume are to be thanked for their deeply probing, forward-looking analyses of the ethical problems that arise when researchers produce narratives about persons with whom close personal relationships have been formed.” --Norman K. Denzin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign “All of us who work with life-history narratives are grateful to Dr. Josselson and her colleagues for moving us step-by-step toward a discipline with definable ethics and methodology, and at the same time holding up for us the incredible diversity of ...

Some Unforeseen Outcomes of Conducting Narrative Research with People of One's Own Culture
Some unforeseen outcomes of conducting narrative research with people of one's own culture

Early in the morning, I enter the dining hall of the kibbutz that I had studied 16 years ago and, with my breakfast tray in hand, look for familiar faces. I am in Beit Hashita for a 2-day visit, having agreed to present a talk in the kibbutz about a recently published book of one of its members that had created a controversy. Dafna, a woman of about 50 years, approaches me urgently, “I am so glad to see you before you leave. My mother has cancer; we're afraid it's terminal. You must see her, it will be so meaningful ...

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