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[In the introduction, we explore the question: What is a narrative? We also explore ways that practitioners can use stories to enhance practice. We describe our method of data collection and then explain our process of writing the book. Finally, we outline what we do in the book and suggest to...
[In Chap. 2, we explore how stories are discursively produced. We examine the links between stories, contexts and discourses, and our emphasis in this chapter is to explore how a story might be engaged with via a discourse analysis methodology.]
[In Chap. 3, we explore how discourses are performed and produce effects. We examine the relationships between the performances of discourses, identities and contexts, and we analyse a story to illustrate this. In this chapter, we also draw out the relational nature of enacted subjectivities. We...
[In Chap. 4, we explore the notion of assemblage, focusing on the idea that identities and contexts are complex—that they consist of a multiplicity of different elements. We also explore the idea that these complex entities are relational; that is, they are composed of a diverse range of...
[In Chap. 5, we explore the idea that multiplicity may not always be a comfortable experience. We pay particular attention here to the identification of moments of discursively produced contradictions, conflicts and resultant tensions.]
[In Chap. 6, we examine the generative potential of multiplicity for the reader of a story. This chapter offers a methodology that is not so much to do with interpretation of text as it is to do with the facilitation of connection and catharsis. In particular, we suggest ‘reading aloud’ as a...
[In this chapter, we conclude the book and provide an overview of the main elements of each chapter.]
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