Narrative research with children: New book published by Palgrave

Date Released: 4 November 2020



Narrating Childhood with Children and Young People: Diverse Contexts, Methods and Stories of Everyday Life

Edited by:

Dr Lisa Moran, Department of Social Sciences, Edge Hill University, UK

Dr Kathy Reilly, School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies, NUI Galway

Dr Bernadine Brady, School of Political Science and Sociology, UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre, NUI Galway

This new volume draws together scholarly contributions from diverse, yet interlinking disciplinary fields, with the aim of critically examining the value of narrative inquiry in understanding the everyday lives of children and young people in diverse spaces and places, including the home, recreational spaces, communities and educational spaces. Incorporating insights from sociology, geography, education, child and youth studies, social care, and social work, the collection emphasises how narrative research approaches present storytelling as a universally recognizable, valuable and effective methodological approach with children and young people. The chapters points to the diversity of spaces and places encountered by children and young people, considers how young people ‘tell tales’ about their lives and highlights the multidimensionality of narrative research in capturing their everyday lived experiences.