Discourses We Live By: Narratives of Educational and Social Endeavour - cover image

Copyright

Hazel R. Wright; Marianne Høyen

Published On

2020-07-03

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-851-8
Hardback978-1-78374-852-5
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Language

  • English

Print Length

684 pages (xxii+642)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 34 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.34" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 37 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.44" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback2028g (71.54oz)
Hardback2432g (85.79oz)

Media

Illustrations17

OCLC Number

1206408578

LCCN

2020376733

BIC

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BISAC

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LCC

  • LB1028

Keywords

  • discourses that shape people’s lives
  • narrative researchers
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Discourses We Live By

Narratives of Educational and Social Endeavour

What are the influences that govern how people view their worlds? What are the embedded values and practices that underpin the ways people think and act?

Discourses We Live By approaches these questions through narrative research, in a process that uses words, images, activities or artefacts to ask people – either individually or collectively within social groupings – to examine, discuss, portray or otherwise make public their place in the world, their sense of belonging to (and identity within) the physical and cultural space they inhabit.

This book is a rich and multifaceted collection of twenty-eight chapters that use varied lenses to examine the discourses that shape people’s lives. The contributors are themselves from many backgrounds – different academic disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, diverse professional practices and a range of countries and cultures. They represent a broad spectrum of age, status and outlook, and variously apply their research methods – but share a common interest in people, their lives, thoughts and actions. Gathering such eclectic experiences as those of student-teachers in Kenya, a released prisoner in Denmark, academics in Colombia, a group of migrants learning English, and gambling addiction support-workers in Italy, alongside more mainstream educational themes, the book presents a fascinating array of insights.

Discourses We Live By will be essential reading for adult educators and practitioners, those involved with educational and professional practice, narrative researchers, and many sociologists. It will appeal to all who want to know how narratives shape the way we live and the way we talk about our lives.

Reviews

[...] personal and professional narratives about everyday discourses, exploring the factors and frameworks that influence how people’s individual and collective worldviews are shaped. Papers focus on discourses that shape and frame human lives, such as truth, language, society, culture, and the natural environment; the customs and boundaries that shape working life [...]

Journal of Economic Literature, vol. 59, no. 4,

Contents

1. Truth and Narrative: How and Why Stories Matter

(pp. 27–52)
  • Janet Dyson
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.01

2. From Experience to Language in Narrative Practices in Therapeutic Education in France

(pp. 53–72)
  • Hervé Breton
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.02

3. Narratives of Fundamentalism, Negative Capability and the Democratic Imperative

(pp. 73–90)
  • Linden West
  • Alan Bainbridge
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.03

4. Understandings of the Natural World from a Generational Perspective

(pp. 91–113)
  • Hazel R. Wright
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.04

5. Opposing Cultures: Science and Humanities Teaching in Danish Schools

(pp. 119–140)
  • Mumiah Rasmusen
  • Marianne Høyen
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.05

6. Shaping ‘the Good Teacher’ in Danish and Kenyan Teacher Education

(pp. 141–162)
  • Kari Kragh Blume Dahl
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.06

7. Irish Adult Educators Find Fulfilment amid Poor Employment Conditions

(pp. 163–184)
  • Sarah Bates Evoy
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.07

8. Nurture Groups: Perspectives from Teaching Assistants Who Lead Them in Britain

(pp. 185–205)
  • Tristan Middleton
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.08

9. Punishment Discourses in Everyday Life

(pp. 211–224)
  • Khum Raj Pathak
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.09

10. Irish Students Turning First-Year Transition Obstacles into Successful Progression

(pp. 225–244)
  • Vera Sheridan
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.10

11. Care Leavers in Italy: From ‘Vulnerable’ Children to ‘Autonomous’ Adults?

(pp. 245–268)
  • Laura Formenti
  • Andrea Galimberti
  • Mirella Ferrari
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.11

12. What Game Are We Playing? Narrative Work that Supports Gamblers

(pp. 269–283)
  • Micaela Castiglioni
  • Carola Girotti
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.12

13. A Danish Prisoner Narrative: The Tension from a Multifaceted Identity During (Re-)Entry to Society

(pp. 289–310)
  • Charlotte Mathiassen
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.13

14. Inclusion and Exclusion in Colombian Education, Captured through Life Stories

(pp. 311–332)
  • Miguel Alberto González González
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.14

15. Navigating Grades and Learning in the Swedish Upper Secondary School Where Neoliberal Values Prevail

(pp. 333–352)
  • Patric Wallin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.15

16. Adult Education as a Means to Enable Polish Citizens to Question Media Coverage of Political Messages

(pp. 353–377)
  • Marta Zientek
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.16

17. Examining a Kazakh Student’s Biographical Narrative and the Discourses She Lives By

(pp. 383–402)
  • Rob Evans
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.17

18. The Needs of Low-Literate Migrants When Learning the English Language

(pp. 403–424)
  • Monica Mascarenhas
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.18

19. Uncovering Habitus in Life Stories of Muslim Converts

(pp. 425–444)
  • Simone R. Rasmussen
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.19

20. Participatory Approaches in Critical Migration Research: The Example of an Austrian Documentary Film

(pp. 445–459)
  • Annette Sprung
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.20

21. Decolonizing and Indigenizing Discourses in a Canadian Context

(pp. 465–484)
  • Adrienne S. Chan
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.21

22. Embedding Feminist Pedagogies of Care in Research to Better Support San Youth in South Africa

(pp. 485–500)
  • Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä
  • Mari Mäkiranta
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.22

23. From Defender to Offender: British Female Ex-Military Re-Joining Civilian Society

(pp. 501–516)
  • Linda Cooper
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.23

24. UK Senior Citizens Learn Filmmaking as a Creative Pathway to Reflection and Fulfilment

(pp. 517–543)
  • Teresa Brayshaw
  • Jenny Granville
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.24

25. Diversifying Discourses of Progression to UK Higher Education Through Narrative Approaches

(pp. 549–568)
  • Laura Mazzoli Smith
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.25

26. Using Journaling and Autoethnography to Create Counter-Narratives of School Exclusion in Britain

(pp. 569–586)
  • Helen Woodley
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.26

27. Reflections on a Creative Arts Project to Explore the Resilience of Young Adults with a Muslim Background in Finland

(pp. 587–608)
  • Helena Oikarinen-Jabai
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.27

28. Discourses, Cultural narratives, and Genre in Biographical Narratives: A Personal Overview

(pp. 609–619)
  • Marianne Horsdal
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.28

Learning from Narratives, Discourses and Biographical Research: An Afterword

(pp. 621–632)
  • Hazel R. Wright
  • Marianne Høyen
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.29

Narrative, Discourse, and Biography: An Introductory Story

(pp. 1–21)
  • Hazel R. Wright
  • Marianne Høyen
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0203.30

Contributors

Hazel R. Wright

(editor)
Visiting Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University

Marianne Høyen

(editor)
Associate Professor at Aarhus University