Up Close and Personal, edited by Ruthellen Josselson, Amia Lieblich, and Dan P. McAdams, is the second volume in the series The Narrative Study of Lives, which brings together a diverse group of scholars who, in engaging and highly personal voices, share their experiences in doing and teaching narrative research. Chapters offer a wide variety of innovative techniques and expansive theoretical perspectives that will be immensely helpful to both novices and long-time teachers of qualitative methods, as well as to students.
In this volume, chapter authors successfully challenge readers to think about narrative research in its own context through narrating their own struggles with the ambiguities of this approach. Reflecting on their work with both graduate and undergraduate students, these authors explore ways of managing common pitfalls and frustrations. At the same time, the authors relate professional triumphs that illustrate effective teaching of narrative research.
This book is part of The Narrative Study of Lives series.