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Friday, July 30 Morning General Introduction ---of ‘Narrative Methods’ in Cross-Cultural Research ---and of EACH OTHER (ii) Honing in on Small Stories Afternoon (i) The Davie Hogan story (work with transcripts) (ii) Betty tells her story (work with transcripts). Sunday, August 1

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xi an narrative workshop friday july 30th sunday aug 1st overview
Friday, July 30

Morning

General Introduction

---of ‘Narrative Methods’ in Cross-Cultural Research

---and of EACH OTHER

(ii) Honing in on Small Stories

Afternoon

(i) The Davie Hogan story (work with transcripts)

(ii) Betty tells her story (work with transcripts)

Sunday, August 1

Morning

(i) Introduction to ‘Small Stories’

(ii) 10-year-olds on “why girls are disgusting”

(iii) 13-year-olds on “why it is okay to tease girls”

Afternoon

Work with Participants’ stories

(i) Introductions (self presentations)

(ii) Collected transitions from childhood to adulthood

Xi’an Narrative WorkshopFriday July 30th + Sunday Aug 1stOverview
general introduction this morning
Introductions

Brief stories of who we are -- in English (presentations of our selves in terms of ‘who I am’)

Introducing ‘Narrative Methods’ - for the purpose of doing Cross-Cultural Research

Leading up to SMALL STORIES

What are small stories?

How are they differrent from LIFE STORIES and LIFE-EVENT Stories

Different Approaches in ‘NARRATIVE RESEARCH/METHODS’

Merits of ‘Small Stories’ for Cross-Cultural Psychology

General Introductionthis morning
slide3
INTRODUCTIONS I

Brief: name, country, institution, what I’m doing

Example: my self:

Michael Bamberg

-teach Psychology @ Clark University, US

-used to do research on children’s story-telling development

-now doing research on adolescents

INTRODUCTIONS II

We tell my neighbor who we are

a SHORT life story

My neighbor takes notes (or records)

Then we switch

We’ll use these notes later <Sunday afternoon>

---DON’T WORRY!!!

---NO TEST!!!

narrative research methods and their use for cross cultural psychology
Narrative Research/Methodsand their use for Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • What ARE narrative Methods?
    • People’s stories as ‘windows’ into their understanding of ‘who they are’ <<self-understanding>>
    • People’s stories as joint co-productions of ‘who they are’ <<self-understanding in contexts>>
    • People’s stories as reflections of ‘cultural themes’ <<socio-historical “master narratives” -- “dominant discourses”>>
  • How can we employ them for CCP?
    • Tyler’s article
    • Culture as components of our behavioral + cognitive repertoires <culture as ‘conceptual’>
    • Culture as our interactive habits <culture as ‘doings’>
analyzing the meaning of lived lives in context
Analyzing the meaning of lived lives--in context--
  • My First Kiss
    • what it meant to me “back then”
    • refracted through what ‘kissing’ means - as a cultural schema/script
    • refracted through my personal + social history (the here-and-now of my life-course + the telling situation)
  • It’s not THE EVENT itself but its meaning
    • In the form of a STORY told in context
      • to one’s peers
      • to a teacher <in class>//parent over dinner table conversation
      • to a researcher <one-on-one>
      • to a researcher <in a focus group interaction>
        • same versus mixed gendered group
so what needs to be analyzed is not just the story but the telling of the story in context

So what needs to be analyzed is not just THE STORY, but THE TELLING of the story IN CONTEXT

Why?

Because we’re not trying to find out about ‘kisses’, but how participants MAKE SENSE of ‘kissing’

Therafter we can begin to compare how the significance of ‘kissing’ changes - across age groups, different genders, and different cultures

leading up to small stories what are small stories
Leading up to SMALL STORIESWhat ARE Small Stories?
  • Short
  • Conversationally Embedded + Negotiated
      • before
      • during
      • after
  • Fine tuned positioning strategies
    • fine-tuned vis-à-vis the audience
    • fine-tuned vis-à-vis dominant + counter narratives
    • multiple moral stances (testing out and experimenting with identity projections)
  • Low in tellability, linearity, temporality + causality
three kinds of narrative approaches to the study of self and identity
Three Kinds of Narrative Approaches to the Study of Self and Identity
  • Life-Story Approaches
  • Life-Event Approaches
  • Small Stories
    • short narrative accounts
    • highly embedded in every-day interactions
    • unnoticed as ‘stories’ by the participants
    • unnoticed as ‘narratives’ by researchers

but highly relevant for identity formation processes

life stories life events
Dan McAdams (1985; 1993)

Gabi Rosenthal (1998)

Chamberlain (2002)

Hollway & Jefferson (2000)

Wengraf (2001)

Hermans (1992)

Holstein & Gubrium (2000)

Miller 2000)

Mishler (1986; 1999)

INTERVIEW TECHNIQUE:

unfocused, open-ended, in depth, detailed accounting, psychoanalytic, user-focused, ‘empowerment’

Episodic interviews

Most narrative research

Particular Life-Events

Chronic pain

My first kiss

My best friend

Growing up in the sixties

Falling in love

My divorce

INTERVIEW TECHNIQUE:

detailed accounts of particular experiences/events; ranging between open-ended and more focused interviews

Life-Stories Life-Events
merits of life story life event approaches
Merits of Life-Story & Life-Event Approaches
  • tap into constructions of the ‘who am I’-question
  • bring out aspects of LIVED EXPERIENCE
  • accentuate the CONTINUITY of experience
  • force participants to focus on the meaning of particular events/experiences in THEIR lives
  • underscore a unified sense of personal (cultural) identity

Narratives as tools // heuristics for the analysis of subjective sense-making

open questions where small stories become worthwhile
Open Questions------where small stories become worthwhile
  • How does this unified sense of self come to existence (issue of development + acculturation)?
    • how does the person in his/her particular culture and socio-historical context learn to “sort out” what is called life - and what makes life “worth living” (- a ‘good’ life)
  • Overemphasis of stories about ‘the self’
    • underplaying stories we tell about others
  • Overemphasis of ‘long stories’
    • cutting out everyday, small stories
warning
WARNING:
  • Narrative Elicitation
    • Interviewing Techniques
  • Narrative Transcriptions
  • NARRATIVE ANALYSIS
  • Publication of Narrative Research