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Narrative Gerontology in Research and Practice
Author: Kate De Medeiros

ISBN: 9780826199379
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 4 December 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.0
Description:
What is meant by narrative? How can one elicit a narrative or analyse it in research? How can narrative work best be facilitated among older adults? This is the only text to provide comprehensive information about the applications of narrative approaches in community and long-term settings, writing in the virtual world, and such individual work as journaling or poetry. The book explores the theories of narratives across many disciplines, research practices and analytical strategies, and applications in work with older adults. It has been written by a prominent researcher of the narrative construction of self in old age, whose studies have been funded by the NIH, the Brookdale Foundation, and the Alzheimer's Association, among other related achievements. The book brings together a unique blend of interdisciplinary perspectives and practices not found in other books on life stories, autobiography, and/or narrative approaches to understanding one's experiences. Specifically, it focuses on the myriad theoretical underpinnings of narrative, provides a developmental history of narrative use in gerontology, and details various ways to use narratives i...

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