Psychology

Title

Stories: Big or small - Why do we care?

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This article is a pledge that we actually should care about the differences between what has recently been coined 'small' versus 'big' stories because they represent very different approaches to narrative inquiry. In the attempt to pull other contributions of this special issue into the debate between small and big, I argue that the small story approach is able to theoretically and methodologically enrich traditional narrative inquiry - not in a peaceful, complementary fashion, but by more radically re-positioning big story approaches as grounded in dialogical/discursive approaches such as small story research. © John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Publication Title

Narrative Inquiry

Publication Date

12-13-2006

Volume

16

Issue

1

First Page

139

Last Page

147

ISSN

1387-6740

DOI

10.1075/ni.16.1.18bam

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