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    Foreword: Special Issue on Narrative Inquiry

    Todd, Sharon (2018) Foreword: Special Issue on Narrative Inquiry. Irish Educational Studies, 37 (2). pp. 149-151. ISSN 0332-3315

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    Narratives are curious constructions. Cutting across memory, body and culture, they are at one and the same time singularly unique and socially resonant. On the one hand, narratives reflect what Mohanty (1989) calls the ‘dense particularities’ of experience: they capture the textures and rhythms of specific lives, including the sensory, affective and physical modes of living and becoming. On the other hand, through their images, metaphors and grammar, narratives are also eminently social: they participate in a communicative gesture in reaching out to others and being received from others; and they circulate within complex webs of both shared and contested meaning. This double characteristic of narratives enables them to occupy a liminal territory, where their appearance both signals a singular becoming and an act of relationality...

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Narratives; Education;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
    Item ID: 11431
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    Depositing User: Prof. Sharon Todd
    Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 14:13
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Educational Studies
    Publisher: Routledge
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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