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Investigating Subjectivity
Research on Lived Experience

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Volume: 139
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Qualitative Research

March 1992 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Much has been missed by social researchers in their attempt to understand the human experience as a series of rational, cognitive choices. Human subjectivity in lived experience, both that of the subject and that of the researcher, is the topic of this volume, an important corrective to the detached stance of most previous social research.

The contributors examine various aspects of the subject - the emotions, the gendered nature of experience, the body-mind relationship, perceptions of time, place and setting, understanding of the self - and explore how these elements provide a fuller understanding of the human condition.

Carolyn Ellis and Michael G Flaherty
An Agenda for the Interpretation of Lived Experience
 
PART ONE: INTERPRETING TEXTS
Norman K Denzin
The Many Faces of Emotionality
Reading

 
 
Persona
Laurel Graham
Archival Research in Intertextual Analysis
Four Representations of a Year in the Life of Dr Lillian Moller Gilbreth

 
Bronwyn Davies
Women's Subjectivity and Feminist Stories
 
PART TWO: CREATING TEXTS
Carolyn Ellis and Arthur Bochner
Telling and Performing Personal Stories
the Constraints of Choice in Abortion

 
Carol Rambo Ronai
The Reflexive Self through Narrative
A Night in the Life of an Erotic Dancer/Researcher

 
Laurel Richardson
The Consequences of Poetic Representation
Writing the Other, Re-Writing the Self

 
 
PART THREE: EXPERIENCING SUBJECTIVITY
Michael G Flaherty
The Erotics of Hermeneutics of Temporality
Gary Alan Fine
Wild Life
Authenticity and the Human Experience of `Natural' Places

 
Mark Neuman
The Trail Through Experience
Finding Self in the Recollection of Travel

 
 
RT FOUR
TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE SELF

 
Virginia Olesen
Extraordinary Events and Mundane Ailments
The Contextual Dialectics of the Embodied Self

 
John Gagnon
The Self, Its Voices, and Their Discord

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Carolyn S. Ellis

Michael G. Flaherty

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ISBN: 9780803944978
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