Editor(s): Leslie J. Irvine, Jennifer L. Pierce, Robert Zussman
Narrative Sociology defines classics, identifies exemplars of narrative analysis, and delineates a field in the making.
Table of Contents
Part I: Varieties of Narrative
• The Sociology of Storytelling | Francesca Polletta, Pang Ching Bobby Chen, Beth Gharrity Gardner, and Alice Motes
• The Value of Narrativity in the Representation of Reality | Hayden White
• The Collective Story: Postmodernism and the Writing of Sociology | Laurel Richardson
• The Use of Personal Narratives in Social Science and History | Mary Jo Maynes, Jennifer L. Pierce, and Barbara Laslett
• Explanatory Narrative Research | Donald Polkinghorne
• From Causes to Events: Notes on Narrative Positivism | Andrew Abbott
• The Trouble with Stories | Charles Tilly
• Life as Narrative | Jerome Bruner
• Reclaiming an Orphan Genre: The First-Person Narrative of Illness | Arthur W. Frank
• Narrative Freedom | Robert Zussman
• Situated Actions and Vocabularies of Motive | C. Wright Mills
Part II: Narrative in Action
• The Normalization of Deviance, 1981–1984 | Dianne Vaughan
• Harvard: The Quota Controversy and the Quest for Restriction | Jerome Karabel
• Prologue to On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City | Alice Goffman
• A Little Room for Myself | Teresa Gowan
Part III: Narrative and Institutional Contexts
• Scientia Sexualis | Michel Foucault
• Grand National Narratives and the Project of Truth Commissions: A Comparative Analysis | Molly Andrews
• Narrating Social Structure: Stories of Resistance to Legal Authority | Patricia Ewick and Susan Silbey
• "It Was Like a Fever . . .": Narrative and Identity in Social Protest | Francesca Polletta
• Lifechangers and Lifesavers | Leslie Irvine
Biography of Editor(s)Leslie J. Irvine is Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Jennifer L. Pierce is Professor of American Studies, University of Minnesota.
Robert L. Zussman is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.