Critical Narrative Analysis in Psychology

A Guide to Practice

  • Peter Emerson
  • Stephen Frosh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Peter Emerson, Stephen Frosh
    Pages 79-106
  3. Peter Emerson, Stephen Frosh
    Pages 129-159
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 160-170

About this book


This book presents an approach to narrative analysis from a critical social perspective. It describes the background to discursive and narrative approaches and then takes the reader through a variety of analysis at different 'levels'. These focus on narrative texts from a boy labelled as 'sexually abusive', analyzed seqentially from micro- to more global levels. Through this extended example, the book demonstrates the power of narrative analytic procedures and the different effects produced by different levels of analysis.


Interpretation Narrative psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Emerson
    • 1
  • Stephen Frosh
    • 2
  1. 1.Unthank Family CentreNorwichUK
  2. 2.Centre for Psychosocial StudiesBirkbeck College, University of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-59540-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-00067-4
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